Web Technologies

    Unit code: ADM6012 | Study level: Postgraduate
    (Generally, 1 credit = 10 hours of classes and independent study.)
    City Campus
    Online Real Time


    Web technology is at the core of today's entrepreneurial and innovative culture and in this unit we explore how individuals can negotiate current industry contexts, including lean and scrum environments. We explore how to understand and apply knowledge about trends in digital cultures. Focusing initially on the notion of the 'minimal viable product', we generate, manage and prototype ideas for web technologies in different social settings. The unit will familiarise students with the means and tools to develop digital environments in an era when those with some training, for instance in Javascript and CSS, can co-opt different technologies for their own purposes. We also review topical issues such as content strategy and search engine optimization and keyword research. Students develop their own portfolio website.

    Learning Outcomes

    On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

    1. Critically evaluate and communicate the strengths and limitations of industry standards regarding web technologies;
    2. Devise and develop a prototype;
    3. Analyse, interpret and present trends concerning web technology;


    For Melbourne campuses

    Assessment type: ICT (Wiki, Web sites)
    Grade: 15%
    Development environment set-up including draft development documentation
    Assessment type: Presentation
    Grade: 25%
    Planning and design documentation with presentation and peer feedback.
    Assessment type: Project
    Grade: 30%
    Create an interactive 2d or 3d web-based artefact
    Assessment type: Creative Works
    Grade: 30%
    Develop a website / Develop a professional digital media presence.

    Required reading

    Links to recommended texts for this unit will be provided to students via the Learning Management System (VU Collaborate)

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