Core Module Information
Module title: Web Technologies

SCQF level: 08:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: SET08801
Module leader: Simon Wells
School School of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment
Subject area group: Computer Science

There are no pre-requisites for this module to be added

Description of module content:

This module will cover fundamental concepts, underlying technologies, and protocols, as well as social and historical factors, associated with the development and usage of the modern web.

Students will develop a practical and theoretic understanding of the three fundamental Web technologies that are used to structure, present, and interact with data; the HyperText Markup Language (HTML), Cascading Style Sheets (CSS), and JavaScript (JS).

This will be supplemented, where appropriate, by consideration of contemporary libraries, frameworks, tools, & browser APIs. Methodologies for the design and development of standards compliant, accessible, and usable Web services, apps, and sites will be studied. Throughout all topics, legal and social issues of Web usage will be addressed, paying particular attention to security and privacy issues.

Learning Outcomes for module:

Upon completion of this module you will be able to:

LO1: Demonstrate understanding of web technology, accessibility, privacy, and security standards.
LO2: Apply an appropriate methodology to support web development.
LO3: Demonstrate competence in the use of markup, presentation, and web languages.
LO4: Design and implement a client-side web application

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2022/3, Trimester 2, ONLINE, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: ONLINE
Location of delivery: WORLDWIDE
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Simon Wells
Module Organiser:

Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
You will be supported by the Global Online team who will provide general overall support, and by the module teams who will provide module-specific online material and discussion forums using a variety of communication technologies such as Moodle, WebEx, Slack and Skype (LO 1-4). You will be encouraged to develop your learning through peer and tutor interaction through electronic communication. Self-study readings, supported by an online discussion forum hosted in the VLE, will support your development of skills as independent learners (LO 1-4). Formative feedback will be provided via online quizzes (LO 1-4). The material for the practical skills development will be made available online with a support forum. In addition to this, online students are provided with online support in the form of:

• Dedicated online administrators who will keep track of student progress and will help you if you are having any problems.
• A dedicated interactive database of frequently asked questions specific to the online learning environment.
• A regular ‘virtual office hour’ will be held where module staff will be available for contact with you.
• Dedicated online administrators who will keep track of student progress and will help you if you are having any problems.
• A dedicated interactive database of frequently asked questions specific to the online learning environment.

Formative Assessment:
There will be a series of end-of-section online quizzes that will provide formative assessment throughout the course. Formative feedback on practical work will also be provided through the online discussion forum and ‘virtual office hour’. Reflective Exercises will enable you to apply theory to practice – this is not assessed, but it will support your personal and professional development.

Summative Assessment:
Summative assessment will be in the form of a single component, which will consist of an ongoing web development task and associated written documentation worth 100% of the final mark (covering LOs 1 - 4). This component will be broken down into two elements, due in weeks 7 and 13. The first element will be submitted in week 7 in order to give interim summative feedback (35%: L.Os 1, 2). The second element will be submitted in week 13 (65%: LOs 1 - 4), after which final summative assessment will be given.

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Online Lecture 12
Online Practical classes and workshops 24
Online Guided independent study 164
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Practical Skills Assessment 35 1,2 7
Practical Skills Assessment 65 1,2,3,4 13
Component 1 subtotal: 35
Component 2 subtotal: 65
Module subtotal: 100

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
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