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INST0007: Web Technologies

Module Description:

This 1st year undergraduate module introduces students to the fundamental technologies and tools for front end web development and maintenance. It introduces the basic concepts of web design and user engagement with web-based environments. It aims to develop an appreciation of web-related technologies such as HTML, CSS and JavaScript. It touches upon the use of XML and JSON, and the use of web services and data. Introducing a range of technologies and tools for creating, publishing, monitoring and maintaining websites the module enables students to choose a learning path for further understanding of web development.

Learning outcomes: 

On completing the course students should understand the basic principles of website development, be familiar with HTML, CSS, JavaScript, XML, JSON and related tools, services and protocols. They should recognise the importance of separating structure and styling of web documents, be familiar with the notions of user experience, responsive design, accessibility, search engine optimisation and the use of web services.

Assessment: Individual in-class online tests, covering theory and practice. Students complete assessment in a controlled environment (50%) and examination (50%)
Compulsory for: BSc Information Management for Business
Optional for: None. This module is also available for short course students
Prerequisites: There are no formal prerequisites for this module
Taught by: Karen Stepanyan
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