Web Design 12: Course Outline

Pre-requisites:

  • Grade 11 or 12.
  • Grade 10 who has already taken Info Tech 10.

Block: 1-1

Info Tech 11 and Web Design 12 are hands-on courses intended for students who wish to learn how to plan, design, publish and maintain personal and professional websites. Emphasis is placed on client-based design projects for the real world. Students will learn design concepts and technical skills such hand coding HTML and CSS. Students will also gain software proficiency with WYSIWYG editors (Dreamweaver, WordPress, MediaWiki), supporting tools (Photoshop, Flash, Movie Maker), and web 2.0 integration (YouTube, Facebook, Google). Some students may also take on additional responsibilities such as the maintenance of the school website.

Curriculum:

Schedule: The timeline may be subjected to change at the teacher’s discretion.

  • Term 1: Core Concepts
    • Internet and WWW
    • Principles of Design
    • Intellectual Property
    • HTML and CSS
  • Term 2: Marketing Project
    • Presentation and Mind Map Tools
    • Dreamweaver
    • Video Editing (Movie Maker)
    • Video Publishing (YouTube)
    • Social Media (Facebook/Twitter)
  • Term 3: Web 2.0 and Rich Internet Applications
    • WordPress
    • MediaWiki
    • Google Tools
    • Flash / HTML5

Student Materials: Students will bring the following to class:

  • USB Flash Drive
  • Headphone or earbud (2.5 mm jack)

Assignments: Students are provided a sufficient amount of class time to complete their assignments. This allows the teacher to give instant and on-going feedback; the teacher expects nothing less than quality end-products.

Late assignments will be counted as missing (i.e. zero) until they are marked, usually at a much later time. Students may request an extension before the deadline, and it is only granted on an individual basis under special circumstances.

Classroom Rules: Students are responsible for taking full advantage of their learning opportunities. The teacher’s responsibility is to provide such opportunities, to fairly evaluate students, and to establish a safe learning environment by supporting these five classroom rules:

  1. Come to class on time.
  2. Be prepared to learn.
  3. Follow instructions the first time given.
  4. Respect others and their belongings.
  5. Keep the classroom clean.

Washroom privileges are allowed at the teacher’s discretion but not to be abused. NEVER bring food, drinks, or cell phones into the classroom, as they will be confiscated on sight and returned at the end of the day or next day.

Evaluation: Students will be evaluated on portfolios, projects and tests. Term marks will be independently reported. The final mark will be calculated as follows:

  • HTML/CSS Assignments (25%)
  • Product Site (40%)
  • WordPress Site (10%)
  • Flash Portfolio (10%)
  • Other Tasks (15%)

Letter grades are based on the student’s ability to meet the learning outcomes of the course, whereas work habits are reported as excellent (E), good (G), satisfactory (S) or needing improvement (N).

Last Updated: September 1, 2013

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