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Introduction to Internet and Mobile Technologies (ICT108)

Organisational Unit Information Technology, Mathematics and Statistics
Credit Points 3
Description Introduces the fundamentals of the Internet, interactive web applications, mobile applications and the basics of digital content development for Internet and mobile applications. Tools and techniques used for developing Internet and mobile applications are introduced. Topics include: overview of Internet and mobile technology; overview of digital content; HTML and XHTML; CSS; web authoring tools; interactive web application; Javascript; mobile application development; and tools for cross-platform mobile development.
Unit Learning Outcomes At the conclusion of the course, student should:
* be a knowledgeable user of the Internet, the World Wide Web, and Mobile Internet.
* have acquired some ability to extend your Internet knowledge and skills unassisted.
* be able to develop Internet Content using HTML, CSS, Javascript and software tools.
* be able to appreciate societal and some business issues relating to Internet and Mobile technologies.
Timetabled Learning Activities Lectures: 2 hours per week; laboratory: 2 hours per week (1 hour unsupervised).
Unit Learning Experiences Contact time in the unit consists of lectures and laboratory/tutorial sessions. Lectures will be covering topics including overview of Internet, Web and Mobile Technologies; HTML, CSS and Javascript; concepts and stages of web development; background on digital media; and introduction to mobile application development. Tutorial sessions (mainly computer practice) will consist of exercises that the students need to complete to understand the concepts in achieving the aims of the units. In order to assess a small subset of the learning outcomes, each tutorial exercise will require the solution to some small problems. There is also an assignment and a project that the students need to hand in over the course of the semester. The purpose of the assignment and project is to demonstrate a larger subset of the learning outcomes and to ensure that students can integrate the knowledge that they have acquired. All the materials and resources for students to complete the practical exercises, assignment and project will be available through LMS.
Assessment Practical Exercises: 10% of the total marks; completed in the tutorial class for internal students and online for externals with feedback via email.
Assignment: 15% of the total marks; use of the materials covered in topics 1 to 4 to create a web site.
Project: 30% of the total marks; students use self-directed study, and most of the materials covered in the unit, to develop a website.
Feedback for the assignment and project will be provided through the LMS.
Closed Book Theory Examination: 45% of the total marks.
Prerequisites Nil.
Notes Each student is expected to read the lecture notes and any recommended materials relevant to the topic each week. Students will also need to spend some time doing the lab exercises for that week. In addition each student needs to complete one assignment, a project and sit the final examination.
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Internet Access RequirementsMurdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.

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