|Assessment Type||Assessment length / details||Proportion|
|Semester Assessment||Practical project work: website creation (equivalent to 2,500 words)||50%|
|Semester Assessment||Essay (2,500 words)||50%|
|Supplementary Assessment||Practical project work: website creation (equivalent to 2,500 words). Submission of supplementary coursework for failed course element in line with the learning outcomes of the original assignments.||50%|
|Supplementary Assessment||Essay (2,500 words) Submission of supplementary coursework for failed course element in line with the learning outcomes of the original assignments.||50%|
On successful completion of this module students should be able to:
1. Devise appropriate quality criteria for the evaluation of web resources with reference to the literature and apply these criteria to evaluate a range of existing resources.
2. Discuss the processes of web publishing and compare these processes to conventional publishing and communications paradigms.
3. Demonstrate a systematic understanding and critical assessment of the legal and managerial issues involved in web publishing.
4. Demonstrate the main principles of small web site design by developing a web site using appropriate tools, with due account taken of information architecture and usability factors.
5. Identify the potential of Web 2.0 technologies in the development of publishing applications and their limitations.
6. Examine potential uses of other social media tools such as wikis, social bookmarking, social resource sharing etc.
7. Critically analyse the implications of social media tools for the management of websites and assss their impact on website maintenance and web retrieval.
Social media tools to be explored include blogs, wikis, RSS, micro-blogging and social resource sharing. These tools will be critically evaluated and their application contextualised.
Students will explore the publishing process from traditional to web publishing. They will examine how content can be restructured and redesigned for different types of web documents and evaluate information quality. They will learn to design and construct web documents and deliver them over the web, considering issues relating to information architecture and maintenance of web resources. They will explore the growth of social media for websites and other social media tools.
|Skills Type||Skills details|
|Communication||Shared module tasks and discussion forums in VLE.|
|Improving own Learning and Performance||Reflection on practice, and individual learning during practical assignment.|
|Information Technology||Experience of working with web publishing tools and social media tools.|
|Personal Development and Career planning||Reflection on practice, and individual learning during practical assignment.|
|Problem solving||Approach to practical assignment and module exercises.|
|Research skills||Identification of reading and critical review of literature (and applications).|
|Subject Specific Skills||Application of web publishing and social media tools.|
|Team work||Virtual group working on shared tasks.|
This module is at CQFW Level 7