Course Information Undergraduate prospectus

Information and Content Management

Course summary

Course code: COMP1643
Level: 6
Credits: 15
School: Architecture, Computing and Hums
Department: Computing and Information Sys.
Course Coordinator(s): Raymond Stoneham

Specification

Pre and co requisites

Digitally literate with web technologies.

Aims

To develop the necessary knowledge and skills to manage the content of large scale web sites and intranets and their related database and Content Management Systems.

The aims of this course are:
To develop the necessary knowledge and skills to manage the content of enterprise-wide web sites and intranets,to extend student's knowledge and experience of the technical and managerial issues affecting the management of large-scale information and content management systems, and to develop critical awareness of issues relating to the content management of web sites and intranets.

Learning outcomes

On completing this course successfully you will be able to:
Critically evaluate Quality Assurance in web-based Content Management Systems;
Critically evaluate the implementation and management of security in web environments;
Design and build an Enterprise Content Management System;
Appraise the legal, ethical and social aspects of web-based information and content management systems;
Demonstrate ability to work in a team with members from diverse backgrounds;
Demonstrate ability to communicate clearly and effectively, in a range of forms, taking account of different audiences;
Demonstrate ability to develop creative solutions to problems, and to think independently, analytically and creatively, and to engage imaginatively with new areas of investigation.

Indicative content

Information as a resource in large enterprises; Information Architecture of enterprise web sites and intranets; Security issues in Content Management Systems; Information Management Policies; Accessibility issues; Requirements specifications and Testing for Content Management; Legal, ethical and social issues.

Teaching and learning activity

Each week there will be a 2 hour lecture and a 1 hour practical session. In the lecture students will be introduced to the issues affecting the design, development and management of large scale web and intranet applications. In the lab sessions students will learn how to develop web-based enterprise content management applications. There will also be self-study supported by structured online learning materials.

Learning Time :

Scheduled contact hours:
lectures 24;
supervised practical sessions 12;

Guided independent study:
Independent coursework 90;
Independent laboratory work 24;

Total hours:150.

Assessment

Methods of Assessment:

Coursework; grading mode - coursework; weighting% - 50%; pass mark - 40%; word length - 5000; outline details - individual Work, evaluate different Web Content Management Systems and their QA facilities and consider any legal, social or ethical aspects; last item of assessment - no; are students required to pass all components in order to pass the course - no.

Practical coursework; grading mode - coursework; weighting% - 50%; pass mark - 40%; word length - 5000; outline details - group work, design and build a secure Enterprise Content Management Systems; last item of assessment - yes; are students required to pass all components in order to pass the course - no.