WWW107 - Webmaster Project Planning and Development

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Last revision date 2017-05-29 00:32:11.055
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Subject Title
Webmaster Project Planning and Development

Subject Description
Students learn how to approach website design as a project. They learn how to research their client's industry, different ways to organize, plan, and design a website, how work is to be sequenced (work flow protocols), what well- designed sites should look like (heuristics), organizing content (information architecture), cost estimating, setting up and running your web design business, communication skills, and conflict resolution.  They also learn how to make their designs compliant with industry standards (W3C) and accessibility standards (W3C AND AODA).

Credit Status
1 Credit toward Webmaster Certificate.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

1. Understand and implement basic planning considerations for web projects.
2. Understand and implement basic principles for organizing web content.
3. Understand in general the importance of design and code standards, and know how to locate, assess and comply with them.
4. Understand and implement usability testing methods/protocols.
5. Know how to create cost estimates and overheads faced by contractors and small businesses.
6. Understand key project management issues and tools, especially project charters, WBS (Work Break Down Assessments, Deliverables, Scope Management, and Risk Assessment).
7. Understand and manage costs and overheads for large and small businesses.
8. Know how to communicate effectively with a client, and how to negotiate change and handle conflict in ways that respond effectively to the needs of all parties involved.
9. Know how to monitor the progress of a project in accordance with the projects milestones and expected outcomes.

Cheating and Plagiarism
Each student should be aware of the College's policy regarding Cheating and Plagiarism. Seneca's Academic Policy will be strictly enforced.

To support academic honesty at Seneca College, all work submitted by students may be reviewed for authenticity and originality, utilizing software tools and third party services. Please visit the Academic Honesty site on http://library.senecacollege.ca for further information regarding cheating and plagiarism policies and procedures.

Discrimination/Harassment
All students and employees have the right to study and work in an environment that is free from discrimination and/or harassment. Language or activities that defeat this objective violate the College Policy on Discrimination/Harassment and shall not be tolerated. Information and assistance are available from the Student Conduct Office at student.conduct@senecacollege.ca.

Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
The College will provide reasonable accommodation to students with disabilities in order to promote academic success. If you require accommodation, contact the Counselling and Disabilities Services Office at ext. 22900 to initiate the process for documenting, assessing and implementing your individual accommodation needs.

Prerequisite(s)
WWW110 

Topic Outline

  • Understand and implement basic planning considerations (variables and parameters) for web projects
  • Understand and implement basic principles for organizing web content (information architecture)
  • Understand in general the importance of design and code standards, and know how to locate, assess and comply with them
  • Understand an implement accessibility standards (W3C, AODA and 508 compliance)
  • Know various design processes and methods (development protocols) and when to apply them
  • Understand and implement basic principles of design and layout for web content (heuristics)
  • Understand and implement usability testing methods/protocols
  • Understand different kinds of prototyping methodologies and when to deploy them
  • Know how to create cost estimates and overheads faced by contractors and small businesses
  • Understand key project management issues and tools, especially project charters, WBS (Work Break Down Assessments, Deliverables, Scope Management, and Risk Assessment)
  • Understand and manage costs and overheads for large and small businesses
  • Understand task and functionaltity analysis
  • Understand usability metrics
  • Understand validation and compliance with accessibility standards

Mode of Instruction
Classroom instruction and extensive hands-on experience will be provided with each participant having exclusive use of a computer, reinforced by assigned readings and assignments between classes. 

Prescribed Texts
A Guide to Web Project Management: How to Deliver Successful Commercial Web Sites
(Logan Brothers) 

The Truth About Search Engine Optimization
(V & L)

Required Supplies
None

Promotion Policy

Grading Policy
A+ 90%  to  100%
A 80%  to  89%
B+ 75%  to  79%
B 70%  to  74%
C+ 65%  to  69%
C 60%  to  64%
D+ 55%  to  59%
D 50%  to  54%
F 0%    to  49% (Not a Pass)
OR
EXC Excellent
SAT Satisfactory
UNSAT Unsatisfactory

For further information, see a copy of the Academic Policy, available online (http://www.senecacollege.ca/academic-policy) or at Seneca's Registrar's Offices.


Modes of Evaluation
Since this is a professional credit subject, marking standards reinforce professional practice by demanding legible, tidy work.  Written materials should be well organized and grammatically correct, with proper spelling and punctuation.  Computer assignments should be documented to the instructor's standards.  Late assignments are penalized.  For particulars, please obtain standards, dates, etc., from your instructor. 
While attendance and participation in class discussions are not formally a part of this evaluation schedule, you should be aware that absenteeism will almost guarantee your inability to achieve satisfactory grades.  Details of assignment requirements may be explained in class.  There is no formal provision for make-up tests to replace tests that you miss.

To attain a passing grade for the subject, a student must obtain a mark of 50% or higher. 

Grading is based on the following marking scheme. 

Assignments  100% 

Approved by: Sharon Estok