Course Title: Create Web Pages with Multimedia

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2008

Course Code: ISYS6985C

Course Title: Create Web Pages with Multimedia

School: 155T Vocational Health and Sciences

Campus: City Campus

Program: C6068 - Advanced Diploma of Computer Science

Course Contact: Christina Norwood

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4931

Course Contact Email: christina.norwood@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Nominal Hours: 50

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

Pre-requisites and Co-requisites

COSC 5772C Use development software and IT tools to build a basic website to specification

Course Description

This course teaches current best practices for creating web pages. Page design is accomplished with a graphics application. Use of such an application and basic graphic design skills are part of the course. Page construction (structure and content) is accomplished using an HTML editor, and all layout and presentation is developed separately using Cascading Style Sheets (CSS). Emphasis is placed on building to web standards.
Inclusion of media and scripting is also part of the course. While emphasis is given to still images (knowledge of appropriate file types, compression, etc), techniques for including other media are also taught. Use of JavaScript for simple dynamic elements (eg drop-down menus) is also taught.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

ICPMM65DA Create web pages with multimedia

Element:

Identify the tools and parameters of web page design

Performance Criteria:

 

Element:

Produce web pages

Performance Criteria:

 

Element:

Validate and prepare for distribution

Performance Criteria:

 


Learning Outcomes



Details of Learning Activities

Students will study web page creation theory and skills in laboratory sessions through lectures, demonstrations, prescribed exercises and assessment work.


Teaching Schedule

 Week 1  • Revise HTML
• Introduction to GIMP
• Page creation with HTML Validator
 Week 2  • Box Model
• Basic drawing tools
 Week 3  • Floats and Positioning in CSS
• Layers in GIMP
 Week 4  • Fonts and Type
 Week 5  • Assessment – Project 1
 Week 6  • Assessment – Test 1
• Page Layout
 Week 7  • Image Formats
• Image manipulation
 Week 8  • Basic Design Principles
• More CSS properties
 Week 9  • More Typography for web pages
• Absolute vs relative font sizing
• Flexibility in page design
 Week 10  • Assessment – Project 2
 Week 11  • Assessment – Test 2
• Introduction to JavaScript
 Week 12  • JavaScript for navigation
• Jump menus
 Week 13  • DOM
• Drop-down menus
• DHTML
 Week 14  • Embedding media objects
 Week 15  • Assessment – Project 3
 Week 16  • Assessment – Project 3 cont.
 Week 17  • Assessment – Final Exam


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

HTML, XHTML & CSS Visual Quickstart Guide: Castro, E PeachPit Press

0321430840


References

Dynamic HTML: The Definitive Reference 3rd Ed. Goodman, Danny, O’Reilly


Other Resources


Overview of Assessment

Assessment consists of three practical assignments, the first two completed in class and the third over an extended period, plus three written tests of underpinning knowledge. To be deemed competent a student must satisfactorily complete the practical assignments and achieve a score of 50% on the written tests. Additionally, a grade will be given based on the written test marks, but satisfactory completion of practical components is a requirement to be given a grade of PA or better.


Assessment Tasks

Assessment will consist of three practical projects completed in class, two written tests worth 25% each, and a final written exam worth 50% of final score.

To pass the course and be considered competent all performance criteria must be demonstrated in the practical tasks, the total score must be at least 50%, and 50% of the exam mark must be achieved.


Assessment Matrix

 Element 1Element 2Element 3
Project 1YYY
Test 1YY 
Project 2YYY
Test 2YY 
Project 3YYY
Test 3YY 

Other Information

Students will be given opportunities to demonstrate satisfactory performance on the criteria through the three practical projects and tests. Limited opportunity will be given to students at the completion of the course to make good on any criteria not satisfactorily performed. Retesting will be in accord with the policy established for the program.

Practical projects and tests are completed in class for purposes of authentication. Failure to attend requires satisfactory explanation (eg Medical Certificate) for additional opportunities to be provided.

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