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CSC2406 Web Technology 1

Semester 2, 2019 Online
Short Description: Web Technology 1
Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences
School or Department : School of Agric, Comp and Environ Sciences
Student contribution band : Band 2
ASCED code : 029999 - Information Technology not els
Grading basis : Graded

Staffing

Examiner: Leigh Brookshaw

Requisites

Pre-requisite: CSC1401 or Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: GDTI or GCEN or METC or MCOT or MCTE or MCOP or MPIT or MCTN

Rationale

Web publishing is a large and important industry. It can be considered as part of the computing or publishing industry, and it has important implications in other areas. USQ graduates in computing, and many other disciplines, need expertise in this area. This course will provide them with skills in document creation, publishing, and the more technical aspects of web publishing. The course will emphasise the generation of web materials in accordance with relevant standards and recommendations.

Synopsis

This course conveys the essential skills and knowledge required to create and maintain high quality web documents. The course will cover document design and preparation, as well as the more technical issues of web-publishing such as client-side scripting and input validation. Program material may only be available via the web. Practical classes will be provided for internal students. While the course will use Javascript as the programming language, prior experience with it is not required. However, both a general understanding of and basic experience with programming in a high level language is essential. Limited experience with using Linux/Unix is also recommended.

Objectives

On completion of this course students will be able to:

  1. produce accessible, inclusive and effective web site designs;
  2. implement web pages using industry standard markup languages;
  3. choose and apply appropriate formats to display multimedia content in web sites;
  4. develop dynamic web content through form elements and client-side scripting;
  5. summarise and explain key aspects of the technical foundations of the World Wide Web.

Topics

Description Weighting(%)
1. Introduction to the Web 5.00
2. The Hypertext Markup Language (HTML) 10.00
3. Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) 10.00
4. Accessible and Responsive Design 15.00
5. Multimedia on the Web 15.00
6. Forms and Validation 15.00
7. Interacting with the Document Object Model (DOM) using Javascript 20.00
8. Client-side Security 5.00
9. A selection of Web APIs 5.00

Text and materials required to be purchased or accessed

ALL textbooks and materials available to be purchased can be sourced from USQ's Online Bookshop (unless otherwise stated). (https://omnia.usq.edu.au/textbooks/?year=2019&sem=02&subject1=CSC2406)

Please contact us for alternative purchase options from USQ Bookshop. (https://omnia.usq.edu.au/info/contact/)

No text books are used; course material is available via the course StudyDesk site.

Reference materials

Reference materials are materials that, if accessed by students, may improve their knowledge and understanding of the material in the course and enrich their learning experience.

Student workload expectations

Activity Hours
Assessments 20.00
Examinations 2.00
Private Study 143.00

Assessment details

Description Marks out of Wtg (%) Due Date Notes
ASSIGNMENT 1 100 15 28 Aug 2019 (see note 1)
ASSIGNMENT 2 100 20 16 Oct 2019 (see note 2)
EXAMINATION 100 65 End S2 (see note 3)

Notes
  1. The Examiner advises that the Assignment deadline is Midnight Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) on this date.
  2. The Examiner advises that the Assignment deadline is Midnight Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) on this date.
  3. This will be a closed examination. The total working time for the examination is 2 hours. The examination date will be available via UConnect when the official examination timetable has been released.

Important assessment information

  1. Attendance requirements:
    There are no attendance requirements for this course. However, it is the students' responsibility to study all material provided to them or required to be accessed by them to maximise their chance of meeting the objectives of the course and to be informed of course-related activities and administration.

  2. Requirements for students to complete each assessment item satisfactorily:
    To complete each of the assessment items satisfactorily, students must obtain at least 50% of the marks available for each assessment item.

  3. Penalties for late submission of required work:
    Students should refer to the Assessment Procedure http://policy.usq.edu.au/documents.php?id=14749PL (point 4.2.4).

  4. Requirements for student to be awarded a passing grade in the course:
    To be assured of receiving a passing grade a student must obtain at least 50% of the total weighted marks available for the course (i.e. the Primary Hurdle), and have satisfied the Secondary Hurdle (Supervised), i.e. the end of semester examination by achieving at least 40% of the weighted marks available for that assessment item.

    Supplementary assessment may be offered where a student has undertaken all of the required summative assessment items and has passed the Primary Hurdle but failed to satisfy the Secondary Hurdle (Supervised), or has satisfied the Secondary Hurdle (Supervised) but failed to achieve a passing Final Grade by 5% or less of the total weighted Marks.

    To be awarded a passing grade for a supplementary assessment item (if applicable), a student must achieve at least 50% of the available marks for the supplementary assessment item as per the Assessment Procedure http://policy.usq.edu.au/documents/14749PL (point 4.4.2).

  5. Method used to combine assessment results to attain final grade:
    The final grades for students will be assigned on the basis of the aggregate of the weighted marks obtained for each of the summative assessment items in the course.

  6. Examination information:
    In a Closed Examination, candidates are allowed to bring only writing and drawing instruments into the examination.

  7. Examination period when Deferred/Supplementary examinations will be held:
    Any Deferred or Supplementary examinations for this course will be held during the next examination period.

  8. University Student Policies:
    Students should read the USQ policies: Definitions, Assessment and Student Academic Misconduct to avoid actions which might contravene University policies and practices. These policies can be found at http://policy.usq.edu.au.

Assessment notes

  1. Students must familiarise themselves with the USQ Assessment Procedures (http://policy.usq.edu.au/documents.php?id=14749PL).

  2. Students must retain a copy of each item submitted for assessment. This must be produced within 24 hours if required by the Examiner.

  3. In accordance with University policy, the Examiner may grant an extension of the due date of an assignment in extenuating circumstances.

  4. Students are responsible for authenticating submitted assignments. This will involve gathering evidence that the submitted assessment is the student's own work. The evidence will at least include a journal of work, and pre-submission seven days prior and two days prior to the assignment deadline. Lack of authentication will be considered plagiarism.

  5. The referencing system to be used in this course is supported by the School. Information on this referencing system and advice on how to use it can be found in the course materials.

Other requirements

  1. Students will require access to E-mail and internet access to USQ computers for this course.