Course Title: Create Web Pages with Multimedia

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2011

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:

The uses of HTML on and off the internet are described.

Principles of design and navigation are correctly applied to the context of web page viewing.

Differences between page layout languages versus document content description are outlined.

File types for images and other data are chosen to suit the intended viewing environment.

HTML specifications and extension types are named and a suitable HTML level or DTD is chosen for the current task.

Types of web authoring software are identified and selected in accordance with the type of authoring task and workplace procedures.

Element:

Produce web pages

Performance Criteria:

Images, sound and other referenced files are sourced and optimised for download and display.

Web authoring, conversion, or text editing software is used to prepare pages incorporating text with images and video, sound, scripts or programming, according to design brief.

Completed HTML pages are saved to hard disk with the appropriate file names.

Raw HTML is checked for obvious redundancies and omissions, and enhanced if necessary with recent HTML extensions, alt tags, etc.

Element:

Validate and prepare for distribution

Performance Criteria:

Pages are validated with suitable syntax parsing and rules checking software.

HTML is corrected in response to validation reports until a clean validation is achieved at chosen level.

Pages and associated files are uploaded to server or transferred to other media and prepared for access.

External links are checked for functionality in their usual locations.


Learning Outcomes



Details of Learning Activities

All classes take place in PC labs. Most teaching occurs as mini-lecture/demonstration followed by student exercises in an interactive environment. You will also be given out of class exercises to practise new skills.


Teaching Schedule

Week 1Introduction to the course. Revision of HTML.
Week 2CSS and the box model
Week 3Page layout using positioning
Week 4Practical skills test 1; Written test 1
Week 5Image formats
Week 6Page layout using float
Week 7Text properties; Basic graphic design principles
Week 8Practical skills test 2
Week 9Introduction to JavaScript
Week 10AJAX
Week 11Incorporating media in a web page
Week 12Practical skills test 3
Week 13Written test 2
Week 14Page creation tools
Week 15Troubleshooting
Week 16Revision
Week 17Exam


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References


Other Resources

Online resource - www.w3schools.com

Online resource - www.w3.org


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

The practical skills tests involve creation of one or more web pages. They will be assessed against the performance criteria for each of the three elements of competency.

The written tests (including the final exam) test underpinning knowledge. These will be online tests in multiple choice format. The first two tests are worth 25% of your final mark each, the exam is worth 50% of your final mark.


Assessment Matrix

 Element 1Element 2Element 3
Practical skills test 1YYY
Written test 1YYN
Practical skills test 2YYY
Written test 2YYN
Practical skills test 3YYY
Final examYYN

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