SRJC Course Outlines

6/18/2024 9:48:53 AMCIS 58.54 Course Outline as of Spring 2001

Changed Course

Discipline and Nbr:  CIS 58.54Title:  WEB CONTENT DEVELOPMENT  
Full Title:  Web Content Development
Last Reviewed:4/28/2014

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum4.00Lecture Scheduled2.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled35.00
Minimum4.00Lab Scheduled017 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR6.00 Contact DHR105.00
 Contact Total8.00 Contact Total140.00
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  70.00Total Student Learning Hours: 210.00 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade or P/NP
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
Also Listed As: 
Formerly:  CIS 84.47

Catalog Description:
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A practical hands-on course where students create a simple web site for a client.  Topics include: steps involved in planning and producing a web site, modifying web proposal templates, bidding a job, storyboard and timeline creation, content development, communication strategies, effective teamwork, client relations, production techniques, site promotion strategies, and web site maintenance. Web authoring and maintenance tools will be explored. Students will work in teams to develop or modify a web site for a customer to be provided by their instructor.

Course Completion of CS 50.11B ( or CIS 58.51B or CIS 84.42B)

Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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Topics include: web site planning/production, using web proposal templates, storyboards/timelines, content development, communication strategies, effective teamwork, client relations, production techniques, site promotion strategies, and site maintenance. Students work in teams to develop a web site for a client provided by instructor.
(Grade or P/NP)

Prerequisites:Course Completion of CS 50.11B ( or CIS 58.51B or CIS 84.42B)
Recommended:Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP


Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Spring 2000Inactive:Fall 2017
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Certificate Applicable Course


Outcomes and Objectives:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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The students will:
1.  Meet with clients 5 times during the semester to: educate them about
   the web, assess their website needs, present their proposal, gather
   content, test the site, and deliver the product.
2.  Based on the results of the client meetings the students will
   develop: goals, objectives, a storyboard, timeline, list of
   deliverables, bid, and formal web proposal.
3.  Analyze existing web templates, and incorporate the
   client's data into the template.
4.  Apply time saving production techniques such as graphic shortcuts,
   using templates, using HTML editors and web site management.
5.  Discuss problems which arise when creating a website and brainstorm
   possible solutions.
6.  Discuss techniques for effective communication between team
   members and clients. Also discuss problem solving strategies and
   conflict resolution techniques.
7.  Test the site with clients, users and equipment.
8.  Develop a maintenance plan with the client.

Topics and Scope
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1.  Web site planning preparation
   a.  Defining a Web site
   b.  Educating customers regarding basic Internet concepts.
   c.  Web sites, and Web terminology
       1)  Web site
       2)  Web page
       3)  URL
       4)  domain name
       5)  WWW
       6)  Internet
       7)  FTP
       8)  Internet Sservice
       9)  Provider
       10) links
       11) email
       12) online
       13) forms
       14) e-commerce
   d.  Intial Customer contact
   e.  Formulating Project Goals
   f.  Brainstorming and problem solving
   g.  Streamlining ideas
2.  Organizing Development Team
   a.  Defining group roles
       1)  Project Manager
       2)  Designer
       3)  Content Developer
       4)  Marketer
   b.  Assigning tasks to the work group
   c. Generating a list of deliverables
3.  Generating an Implementation Plan
   a.  Creating a flow chart/storyboard/timeline
   b.  Working backwords from deadlines
   c.  Presentation Storyboard
   d.  Production Storyboard
   e.  Maintenance Storyboard
   f.  Allowing time for error
   g.  Preparing a contract
   h.  Determining customer budget
       1)  Estimated cost vs. actual cost
       2)  Cost of customer changes
4.  Modifying a Web Project Proposal
   a.  Putting it all together to prepare a formaw web presentation
       which consists of concepts from earlier lessons compiled onto
       a web project proposal format. A verbal presentation is also
       made. Subjects covered in the presentation include:
       1)  Goals/Target Market
       2)  Deliverables
       3)  Storyboard
       4)  Timeline/Work Schedule
       5)  Budget
       6)  Contract
5.  Communicating with the customer and within the work group
   a.  Resolving group conflict
   b.  Resolving client conflict
   c.  Adjusting to project changes
   d.  Meeting deadlines
   e.  Working as a team
   f.  Accepting criticism
6.  Web site Content
   a.  Chunking Information
   b.  Writing styles - learning what works on screen
   c.  Visual Styles and Web site Design
   d.  Color Schemes
   e.  Modifying Templates
   f.  Graphic appeal: basic rules for web graphics
   g.  Navigational Design Principles
       1)  Contrast
       2)  Alignment
       3)  Repetition
       4)  Proximity
       5)  KISS
       6)  Focal Point
7.  Testing the Design
   a.  Loading the site
   b.  Debugging
   c.  Beta testing with a sample audience
8.  Production Techniques
   a.  Time saving tips
   b.  Templates
   c.  Organizing Files
   d.  Using editors to save you time
       1)  BBEdit
       2)  HomeSite
       3)  Go Live
       4)  Dreamweaver
       5)  Front Page
9.  Presentatioin of final design to customer
   a.  Discuss site maintenance
   b.  Publicizing site
   c.  Registering with search engines and mailing groups

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1.  Weekly status report delivered through email.
2.  A web site proposal which contains: project goals, objectives,
   a storyboard, timeline, work chart, list of deliverables, bid,
   and contract.
3.  A web site which cotains 5-10 pages and 5-10 images.
4.  Two reviews of web software products.
5.  Two reviews of guest speakers.
6.  Students will use effective communication strategies to communicate
   with their teammates and clients.
7.  Students will effectively problem solve and resolve conflicts
   that arise as the site is being developed.
8.  Role playing, group activities, active listening and email
   discussions will be used to model effective communication stragegies
   and problem solving skills.

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
5 - 15%
Written homework
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
20 - 40%
Field work, Exams
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
20 - 50%
Class performances, Field work
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
20 - 40%
Multiple choice, True/false, Matching items, Completion
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
0 - 0%

Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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"Collaborative Web Development", by Jessica Burdman - Addison
   Wesley 1999

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