A proper understanding of the "wired world" is essential for professional web developers. In order to round out this understanding, you will research and present the results of your research to the entire class. Student presentations will focus on individual areas and provide a means for the students to bring information to the class. You will also critically reflect on the processes of creating a website by keeping a creative journal. This journal will describe events, problems, outcomes and solutions and give you a resource in seeing how an organization may work. This journal will be submitted every two weeks and be given a final mark at the end of term.
As well, you will track your hours spent on your project. Using an Excel spreadsheet you will give weekly totals measured to the quarter hour. You will analyze these spreadsheets and submit a report based on that analysis before the end of classes.
A second part to this course is information architecture. Arguably the most important thing we can do when developing websites and navigable content information architecture will help the students come to an understanding of how content works in a computer-based environment, such as the web, and how they can arrange, chunk, and present it.
This certificate allows you to pursue the full-time Internet Management certificate program on a part-time basis. Students pursuing this certificate can transfer into the full-time program and receive advanced standing.