Information Studies


INST0018 Internet Technologies

The delivery of content and information online is becoming increasingly dynamic and device-driven. This module introduces students to the concepts of markup for web pages, website structuring and design, and the issues involved in generating,  delivering and evaluating content effectively. Topics include the design, construction and delivery of online content; best practice and standards for technical, accessibility and usability issues; information architecture and user experience; re-purposing of content; dynamic, multimedia and 3D applications on the web.

Learning outcomes: by the end of the module, students will have an understanding of how content can be ported across different online environments; be able to assess and evaluate the effectiveness of website design and implementation, especially with regard to usability and accessibility for different audiences; have a practical understanding of real-world applications of what has been covered in the module.

Assessment: Assessment is by exam only

Core module for: the MA/MSc in Digital Humanities, and MSc in Information Science

Optional for: This module is also available for short course students

Prerequisites: There are no formal prerequisites for this module, although some familiarity with HTML is assumed. 

Taught by:

  • Giles Bergel


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