MQF Level 5 Web design / Multimedia & Digital Media Applications [20 ECTS Credits]

Course Length
Total 26 Hours (8 Sessions)
Intakes

September 2021

Next Intake
September 07, 2021
Class Schedule
Sept 7, 14, 28, Oct 5, 12, 19 (5.30pm - 8.30 pm, weekend 9.00am - 1.00pm)
Awarding body
OTHM

€350.00 (EU / Maltese)

Reg Fee + Assignment Fee €110
MQF Level 5 Web design / Multimedia & Digital Media Applications [20 ECTS Credits]
The aim of this unit is to provide learners with an understanding of current design technology and the practices and tools used. The learner will develop the ability to create websites and gain confidence for the next step in a more advanced web development or design course or specialisation.

Overview

Learning Outcomes - The learner will:

  1. Understand web design technology.
    Assessment Criteria - The learner can:
    1. Explain modern web development technologies and frameworks.
    2. Evaluate the impact of common web development technologies and frameworks on website design, functionality, and management.
    3. Review the impact of website design on search engine results.
    4. Explain evidence-based support for improving a site’s index value and rank through SEO.

  2. Understand website technologies, tools, and software used to develop websites.
    Assessment Criteria - The learner can:
    1. Explain the concepts of design flexibility, performance, functionality, User Experience (UX), and User Interface (UI).
    2. Evaluate a range of tools and techniques including HTML, CSS, and JavaScript available to design and develop a custom-built website.
    3. Compare cloud website development tools for businesses.
    4. Evaluate the use of content management systems for website design and maintenance.

  3. Understand multimedia content creation tools and software.
    Assessment Criteria - The learner can:
    1. Evaluate tools available to create multimedia content for websites.
    2. Explain regulatory and ethical considerations in creating multimedia content for websites.

  4. Be able to create a multi-page website using multimedia content.
    Assessment Criteria - The learner can:
    1. Create a design document for a branded, multipage website following client and user requirements.
    2. Create a branded, multipage website supported with realistic multimedia content to follow given design specifications.
    3. Critically evaluate the design and development process.


Learning Outcome 1

  • Hosting and website management: Investigate relationships between domain names, DNS services, and communication protocols used to access a website.
  • Overview of publishing and managing secure websites, including search engine indexing and ranking.
  • Interaction between browser and server: HTML forms, GET and POST data
  • Different server technologies: Differences between web server hardware, software and host operating systems.
  • Advantages of an integrated database system with regards to expanding website capability.
  • Common web development technologies and frameworks.
  • The main() Function, The #include, and #define Directives, The Variable Definition, The Function Prototype, Program Statements, The Function Definition, Program Comments.
  • SQL, Java, JavaScript, C#, C++, Python, PHP, Ruby on Rails.
  • SEO techniques.


Learning Outcome 2

  • Developing schemes of user interaction influenced by characteristics of good design, such as learnability, robustness, flexibility, usability, performance, accessibility, adaptability, customisation
  • Developing dynamic content using PHP (The use of JSP, ASP or Perl is acceptable): Interfacing with a database (limited knowledge of SQL syntax is required to allow iterating over a data set)
  • Standards & conformance: W3C, WAI, CSS.
  • Public & Private key encryption, On the fly encryption, hashes, the uses and limitations of RSA, DES, and AES.
  • ISO 9126 characteristics of quality.
  • File sharing & distribution mechanisms: Traditional downloading/uploading, FTP, Bit torrent, P2P networks.
  • Streaming media, RSS, IRC, Wiki, Blog, Web Forum, Portals.
  • Joomla, WordPress, Drupal, etc.


Learning Outcome 3

  • InDesign, Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, Dreamweaver & CorelDRAW.
  • Disability Discrimination Act 1995 (DDA) and the related Special Educational Needs and Disability Act 2001 (SENDA)
  • Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) from the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C)
  • Lab hours demonstrating InDesign, Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, Dreamweaver & CorelDRAW use.


Learning Outcome 4

  • Lab/workplace creation of website.
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