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Unit Summary

Unit type

UG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

AQF level

7

Level of learning

Introductory

Unit aim

Provides students with an introduction to website development from design to implementation. Students will be introduced to the use of media resources, applying common structures and integrating text, graphics, audio, and animation. Web and accessibility standards will be applied to web page development and copyright, privacy, ethical and cultural issues reviewed.

Unit content

  1. Introducing web development / HTML basics
  2. CSS
  3. Adding graphics
  4. CSS Page layout
  5. More CSS and Hyperlinks
  6. Tables
  7. Website organisation
  8. HTML forms
  9. A brief look at Javascript
  10. Web development issues
  11. Website development
  12. Web promotion

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

GA1: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
On completion of this unit, students should be able to: GA1 GA2 GA3 GA4 GA5 GA6 GA7
1 describe the essential processes of web development Intellectual rigour Creativity Knowledge of a discipline
2 interpret and apply a web mark-up language Intellectual rigour Creativity Knowledge of a discipline
3 apply written communication skills to a website Intellectual rigour Creativity Knowledge of a discipline
4 recognise and implement ethical, legal and societal issues related to web development Intellectual rigour Creativity Knowledge of a discipline
5 demonstrate the ability to build efficient and usable websites. Intellectual rigour Creativity Knowledge of a discipline

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. describe the essential processes of web development
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA2: Creativity
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  2. interpret and apply a web mark-up language
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA2: Creativity
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  3. apply written communication skills to a website
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA2: Creativity
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  4. recognise and implement ethical, legal and societal issues related to web development
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA2: Creativity
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  5. demonstrate the ability to build efficient and usable websites.
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA2: Creativity
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline

Prescribed texts

  • Felke-Morris, T, 2013, Web Development & Design Foundations with HTML5, 6th edn, Pearson, Sydney. ISBN: 978-0-13-278339-2.

  • No prescribed texts.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.