Course Title: Plan and develop a business website

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2011

Course Code: BUSM5873C

Course Title: Plan and develop a business website

School: 650T TAFE Business

Campus: City Campus

Program: C6074 - Advanced Diploma of Information Technology

Course Contact : Catherine Han Lin

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 99251336

Course Contact Email:catherinehan.lin@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

None.

Course Description

This unit covers the planning, developing and evaluating of the business aspects of a website and integration of the website into business operations. You will explore and use tools designed to create and distribute web pages and share that knowledge with your peers. Through self-directed research you will design, produce, test and deploy a commercial-grade web application for a client.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

BSBEBUS506A Plan and develop a business website

Element:

Determine website content<o:p></o:p>

Performance Criteria:

• Business information is used to create website content in accordance with the business website strategy
• Content features are integrated into the website in accordance with the website plan
• Website content is accurate, current and relevant to the website purpose and strategy
• Language style and tone are suited to the business image to be conveyed and to the intended target audience

Element:

Develop website pages

Performance Criteria:

• A plan for website pages and active links is prepared to meet layout and navigation requirements
• Page title is selected to reflect the business purpose and content of the website and to assist its access via search engines
• Page presentation is improved by adding features which will enhance the text on the web pages
• Linked web pages are developed in accordance with the website plan
• Customer feedback mechanisms and processes are integrated into the website

Element:

Plan website structure

Performance Criteria:

• The style and structure of the website suit its purpose and intended target audience in accordance with the business website strategy
• The website structure accommodates the required features and capabilities identified in website planning
• Layout and navigation requirements are determined for appearance, readability, links, and ease of operation

Element:

Test and critically evaluate website<o:p></o:p>

Performance Criteria:

• The website is visited to confirm its operational status, appearance, accuracy and ease of operation
• The website projects a business image suited to the e-business model in accordance with the business website strategy
• The website meets organisational requirements as identified in the business website strategy


Learning Outcomes



Details of Learning Activities

Learning activities will include:

  • practical lab classes
  • class discussions
  • self-directed research
  • homework


Teaching Schedule

 

The total number of scheduled hours of teaching, learning and assessment involved in this course includes all planned activities including face to face classes, lectures, workshops and seminars; workplace visits, online learning and other forms of structured teaching and learning. The total scheduled hours also covers the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including observation of work performance, discussions with supervisors and others providing third party evidence and one on one and group assessment sessions with students.
WeekWeek commencingTopics CoveredAssessment Tasks
 1 04/07/2011 Discuss semester workload, meeting schedule, tracking and communication templates 
 2 11/07/2011 Schedule work for the semester, allocate tasks to group members New Specifications of Web Site
 Group Weekly Breakdowns
 3 18/07/2011 Individual group meetings. Project work. (PHP concepts) 
 4 25/07/2011 Individual group meetings. Project work (PHP concepts) 
 5 01/08/2011 Individual group meetings. Project work. Skills demo Project Demo
 6 08/08/2011 Individual group meetings. Project work (PHP concepts) 
 7 15/08/2011 Individual group meetings. Project work (PHP concepts) 
 8 22/08/2011 Individual group meetings. Project work. Skills demo Project Demo
  Mid Semester Break (Monday 29 August - Friday 2 September)
 9 05/09/2011 Individual group meetings. Project work Web prototype Due
 10 12/09/2011 Create a test plan 
 11 19/09/2011 Conduct testing Security and Functional Testing Check List Due
 12 26/09/2011 Conduct testing User Acceptance Testing Report Due
 13 03/10/2011 Conduct testing. Create presentation 
 14 10/10/2011 Review and Revision 
 15 17/10/2011 Completed Web Site and Client Presentation 
 16 24/10/2011 Exam 
Students, who have been granted special consideration or are required to resubmit, will be able to submit/sit their assessment by arrangement with the class teacher in weeks 17 or 18.

 

Please note: the total number of scheduled hours of teaching, learning and assessment involved in this course will include all planned activities. This may incorporate face-to-face classes, lectures, workshops and seminars; wherever possible workplace visits, online learning and other forms of structured teaching and learning. The total scheduled hours includes the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including observation of work performance, discussions with supervisors and others providing third party evidence and one on one and group assessment sessions with students.


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

Luke Welling & Laura Thomson, PHP and MySQL Web Development, 4th Edition (2009)

10: 067232916


References


Other Resources

Online reference PHP textbooks:
http://hudzilla.org/phpwiki/index.php?title=Main_Page
http://www.techotopia.com/index.php/PHP_Essentials

Website creation tools:
http://www.joomla.org
http://drupal.org
http://www.weebly.com

The home of PHP: http://www.php.net


Overview of Assessment

Assessment tasks will include a team Web development project with associated documentation, and a combined theory and practical exam.
You will be provided with feedback throughout the course to check their progress.
You are likely to be asked to personally demonstrate your assessment work to your teacher to ensure that the relevant competency standards are being met. 
 

 


Assessment Tasks

Web project
Each group creates a dynamic website, integrated with a database that satisfies the requirements gathered in first semester. Each group will present the complete website to the client at the end of the semester.


Project Demo
Each group will demonstrate the website prototype at the required time/date.


Security and Functional Testing
Each group will produce a comprehensive test check list detailing the security and function testing as well as the strengths and weaknesses of their website.


User Acceptance Testing
Each group will produce a report based on a client questionnaire detailing the usability of the site from external users’ point of view.


Exam
A written exam covering all technical and software development aspects of the course.


Assessment Matrix

  1. Competency Elements

    Web Project

    Project Demo
    (CA/NYC 10%)

    Website
    (CA/NYC 40%)

    Presentation
    (CA/NYC 10%)

    Security and Functional Testing
    (CA/NYC 10%)
    User Acceptance Testing
    (CA/NYC 10%)
    Exam
    (20%)
    Plan website structureV V
    Determine website contentV  VV
    Develop website pages

     V

    VVV
    Test and critically evaluate website

     V

    VVV

Other Information

Competency and grading requirements
To be deemed competent students must demonstrate an understanding of all elements of this competency. Assessment methods have been designed to measure achievement of each competency in a flexible manner over multiple tasks.
Students are advised that they are likely to be asked to personally demonstrate their work to their teacher to ensure that the relevant competency standards are being met.
All competency-based assessments for this course must be completed in order to achieve a CA (Competency Achieved) award.
Each assessment task will also carry a numerical weighting to be used for grading purposes. The grade applied will only be awarded if a CA has been achieved in all compulsory assessment tasks.
If a student has been assessed as NYC (Not Yet Competent) in any of the assessment tasks, the weighting will carry no value until the student has obtained a CA.
If a CA is achieved on re-assessment, a maximum mark of 50% of the original weighting will be granted for that assessment.
Re-assessments will only be granted to students who were either unsuccessful in the first attempt, or have an approved application for special consideration.
A final exam worth 20% will be offered to students who have achieved CA level.

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