Module title: Advanced Web Technologies

SCQF level: 09:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: SET09603
Module leader: Andrew Cumming
School School of Computing
Subject area group: Software Engineering
Prerequisites

Module Code SET08101
Module Title Web Technologies
Examples of Equivalent Learning Basics of HTML, CSS, & JavaScript.

2018/9, Trimester 1, FACE-TO-FACE,
Occurrence: 002
Primary mode of delivery: FACE-TO-FACE
Location of delivery: MYANMAR
Partner:
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Andrew Cumming
Module Organiser:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
The module will be introduced by an Edinburgh Napier lecturer who will deliver an initial 25 hours of lectures, practical work and
tutorials the additional hours will be delivered by our partner Info Myanmar College (IMC). The module will run over 5
consecutive weeks with the later four weeks being delivered by IMC staff. Lectures are used to introduce underlying principles
and the practical and tutorial work is used to broaden & develop deeper understanding of the subject area. This is mixed with
student-centred work, such as research questions and online exercises, as well as group activities such as discussion groups,
group presentation exercises, and peer review.
The module’s mode of delivery is lectures and practical labs. The practical labs will present students with a graded range of
problems that require the applications of the theoretical knowledge presented in the lectures. Lectures and labs align to all
learning outcomes.

Formative Assessment:
To support formative feedback, the Software Engineering subject group utilise a lab based teaching approach across their
provision. During these lab sessions, staff will discuss and evaluate student progress and provide feedback on how well they
are progressing with their work. All modules in the subject group also require students to demonstrate their coursework on
submission to provide further formative feedback on how the work could be improved.


Summative Assessment:
The module is assessed via two coursework submissions. Coursework 1 is an initial deliverable that allows feedback that is useful in the submission of Coursework 2. Both courseworks assess all learning outcomes.

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 40
Face To Face Practical classes and workshops 60
Independent Learning Guided independent study 40
Independent Learning Guided independent study 60
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Practical Skills Assessment 40 ALL 3 HOURS= 16, WORDS= 0
Practical Skills Assessment 60 ALL 5 HOURS= 24, WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100
2018/9, Trimester 2, FACE-TO-FACE,
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: FACE-TO-FACE
Location of delivery: MYANMAR
Partner:
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Andrew Cumming
Module Organiser:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
The module will be introduced by an Edinburgh Napier lecturer who will deliver an initial 25 hours of lectures, practical work and tutorials the additional hours will be delivered by our partner Info Myanmar College (IMC). The module will run over 5 consecutive weeks with the later four weeks being delivered by IMC staff. Lectures are used to introduce underlying principles and the practical and tutorial work is used to broaden & develop deeper understanding of the subject area. This is mixed with student-centred work, such as research questions and online exercises, as well as group activities such as discussion groups, group presentation exercises, and peer review.

The module’s mode of delivery is lectures and practical labs. The practical labs will present students with a graded range of problems that require the applications of the theoretical knowledge presented in the lectures. Lectures and labs align to all learning outcomes.


Formative Assessment:
To support formative feedback, the Software Engineering subject group utilise a lab based teaching approach across their provision. During these lab sessions, staff will discuss and evaluate student progress and provide feedback on how well they are progressing with their work. All modules in the subject group also require students to demonstrate their coursework on submission to provide further formative feedback on how the work could be improved.

Summative Assessment:
The module is assessed via two coursework submissions. Coursework 1 is an initial deliverable that allows feedback that is useful in the submission of Coursework 2. Both courseworks assess all learning outcomes.



Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 40
Face To Face Practical classes and workshops 60
Independent Learning Guided independent study 40
Independent Learning Guided independent study 60
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Practical Skills Assessment 40 ALL 3 HOURS= 16, WORDS= 0
Practical Skills Assessment 60 ALL 5 HOURS= 24, WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

Description of module content:

This module is about the web, what it is, what we can do with it, and what it might be like in the future.

Rather than focus on the user side of web technology, such as CSS and JavaScript, we take a more holistic approach. We investigate both the server and client side and how they work together, using established protocols, to provide a huge, robust, and flexible global information-processing network.

We begin by looking at HTTP (the core of all web technologies) and learn how APIs, Web Services, & RESTful architectures are built to move data around. We’ll then use this knowledge to build our own web applications and APIs.

Along the way, we also delve into some topical discussions, starting with security & privacy on the web, then looking at adding intelligence (Semantic Web), adding increased, scalable interaction (Realtime Web) and private, anonymous, and un-censorable web-technologies (Dark Web). We then wrap up the module by examining a few technologies that might form the basis for future web capabilities such as Blockchain and IPFS.

Our aim is to develop advanced skills in building and effectively exploiting current web technologies, alongside an effective understanding of upcoming and potential future technologies.

Learning Outcomes for module:

Upon completion of this module you will be able to:
LO1: Explain the role of HTTP and related protocols in the design and efficient exploitation of robust and scalable services and APIs for the Internet and Web.

LO2: Evaluate the sensitivity of data gathered by your Web app and select appropriate tools and techniques to ensure its security and privacy.

LO3: Demonstrate effective use of client side scripting languages and libraries at an advanced level to produce a compelling user experience.

LO4: Demonstrate competence at an advanced level in the design, development, and evaluation of web applications and services using server-side languages, libraries, and tools. For example, using Python, the Python-Flask micro-framework, and supporting WSGI capable servers to develop scalable, tuneable, robust, and secure user interfaces and APIs.

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