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Course Information

College Dubai Women's College
Department Business
Program Bachelor of Applied Science in e–Business Management
Term Level 3 - Semester 1
Academic Year 2009-2010
Course Code EBMGN 205
Course Title Web Site Design

Faculty Contact Details

Instructors Location Ext Contact Hours
Tridib Chatterji B-03 492 8
I will usually respond to e-mails within 24 hours. Although I welcome meeting with students at any time, I would appreciate it if you make an appointment with me.

Course Description

This course facilitates the development of an awareness and understanding of the technical and creative skills required to design, construct and manage an effective e-business website interface. The learners will be exposed to different technologies involved in constructing websites.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course, you will be able to:

1. Create useable, user-friendly and attactive web sites
2. Use a variety of software tools to help you in the creation of web sites
3. Produce information in appropriate formats for decision making in an organizational context
4. Increase understanding of internet domain names, trademarks and domain registrars

How you will Learn in this Program

You will learn through active class participation and student centered learning. This will be achieved by: class activities and discussion, independent study, assignments, project work (individually and in groups), case studies, internet and library research. 

Your success will depend on the amount of EFFORT that you contribute to these activities. Your Professional Conduct will also be determined by how well you participate.

Semester Planner:

Week Learning Objectives Learning Activities %
Weight
Details Assessment Item Due date
1-2 LO 4 What's in a Name 15 Written Report on TLD, WHOIS, Domain Names, Internet Report (individual) Week 3
1-12 LO 1-3 Bazaar Website 20 Website:Storyboard, Designed ttractively, Posted on server Group Grade: Storyboard, Website Posted on server Week 12
3-14 LO 1-3 Netg courses Optional Independent course work - Netg Courses on Internet Security Completion of courses at preset dates NetG Assessment
5-12 LO 1-3 Class Activities, Quizzes, Homework 20 Level 5 Training will include homework, quizzes and attendance Completion of activities Week 12
3-18 LO 1-3 E-Portfolio 35 Online e-portfolio Individual Grade - Website complete and posted on server Week 12 and Week 18
1-19 LO 1-4 Professional Conduct and Participation 10 Class participation Instructor evaluation Ongoing

The assessment schedule in the portal is here

Assessment Items:

Projects and Assessments Overview
What's in a Name In this project, you will explore concepts such as TLD, Domain registrars, domain names. You will also understand the process of buying domain names through WHOIS searches. You will then write a paper based on your research
Bazaar Web site As part of the Bazaar event, your group will create and post a working website showcasing your products.
E-Portfolio This is a medium used to showcase all the work done during your course of study in eBusiness. It is also designed to express one’s own reflection of the “learning” that has been achieved over a course of time. The e-Portfolio is a very valuable project as it will be used to showcase your work and skills to potential employers. It is also used to keep track of your accomplishments as a student.
Projects, Homework, Class Activity You will be assigned a variety of homework both as part of the texbook chapter studies and during the software training classes from the Level 5 students. You will also have quizzes to test your understanding of various topics. The results of these will all be used to mark this portion of your assessment.
NetG As part of the EBMGN 205 course this semester you may be required to optionally complete four NetG courses on Dreamweaver and Photoshop. The courses are to be completed individually. You will have to hand in proof that you have completed the course i.e. printout of your marks.
Professional Conduct and Participation Your attendance and the quality of your effort both during class and in your submitted work will be used to mark this. Students who miss 5% or more of classes can only get a "B" as the highest grade. Students with 10% or more absence can only get a "C" as the highest grade.

NetG Assessment Summary

Course Description Course Code Time Due date
Setting up a Site and Adding Content in Dreamweaver CS4 Adobe Dreamweaver CS4 is a versatile web site development application, suitable for personal and enterprise development environments. This course explores the concepts of creating a new site in Dreamweaver CS4, including configuring site properties and application preferences, adding content, and manipulating text. A look at the major interface elements of Dreamweaver CS4, including new features such as Live View and improved workspaces, is also provided. at_dcsf_a01_it_enus  2.5 Hours 17th Sep 
Reusing Content in Dreamweaver CS4 Adobe Dreamweaver CS4 provides web developers with a variety of tools that allow them to reuse existing content and assets when developing web sites. This course explains these features, including templates, the site library, and the implementation of frames and framesets. The practice of using server-side includes to dynamically load content at runtime is also explored. at_dcsf_a04_it_enus 2 Hours 24th Sep
Photoshop CS3 Basics Adobe Photoshop CS3 is one of the most popular digital imaging toolsets used by professional graphic and web designers, and photographers. This course explores the streamlined Photoshop CS3 interface, including Photoshop’s integration with Adobe Bridge, and manipulation tools used to crop and resize images. It also explains color models and demonstrates color adjustment techniques, covering concepts such as color replacement, shadows and highlights, adjusting an image's curves and levels, and using a variety of painting tools. at_pcst_a01_it_enus 3 Hours 8th Oct
Selections and Layers in Photoshop CS3 To harness the power of Adobe Photoshop CS3's digital manipulation tools, it is first necessary to understand the fundamental concepts of selecting portions of images, and isolating image components into layers. This course introduces the new Quick Selection tool and its refinement settings, and explains other selection tools including an assortment of lasso and marquee tools and the Magic Wand tool. The course also describes layers, and demonstrates how layer arrangement allows Photoshop users to edit the contents of each layer discretely. Users can modify text, shape, and rasterized layers, and even apply layer effects such as drop shadows to individual layers. at_pcst_a02_it_enus 2 Hours 22nd Oct

Academic Honesty

All acts of dishonesty in any work constitute academic misconduct. Any violation of academic ethics will be unacceptable in this class. Students must always submit work that represents his or her original ideas and words. If any of the ideas or statements are not the student’s original ones, all relevant sources must be cited. Ideas and statements that require citation are not only all hardcopy or electronic publications, copyrighted or not, but also all verbal and visual communication when the source of the cited information/content is clearly identifiable. In this course academic dishonesty may result in rejecting the student’s work and giving no credit for that assignment, or giving a failing grade for the entire course.

To avoid plagiarism, students are required to submit all their assignments to Safe Assign on BB Vista before final submission. Please remember that HCT has ZERO tolerance policy towards cheating. If you have any questions related to Safe Assign, please consult with your instructor for clarification.

Attendance and Particpation

Participation is vital. Participation does not mean just being physically present in class. The lesson can only be dynamic and interesting if each student is there and takes an active part in class activities. When you are absent, it is your responsibility to find out about the work assigned at the class you missed by contacting your classmates. It is polite to let your teacher know why you have missed a class but you will still be marked absent.

Arriving to class within five minutes after class has begun is being late. Arrving after 5 minutes is considered absent for that period. This is also true if you are late returning from a break.

Marking Guidelines

All of your written work will use the following guidelines. It is your responsibility as a student to read and understand what is required for each grade level. In addition, the MLA Style must be used for referencing.

Grade Assessment
A/A- A grade of "A" means that the work is judged to be of exceptionally high quality, going well beyond what is needed to be acceptable.  It is an excellent work with NO errors. "A-" level work shows originality, depth of thought, factual accuracy, and good logic, shows that student has met the entire requirement of the project in an excellent manner.
B/B+ A grade of "B+" means that the work is judged to be of high quality, going well beyond what is needed to be minimally acceptable.  "B" level work shows some of the same good qualities as "A-" level work, but not as consistently. (Maybe lacks originality, and is less deep and student has missed out on SOME important issues or work contains SOME errors)
C/C+ A grade of "C+" means that the work is acceptable--that is, it meets the basic standard of college level work in terms of relevance, factual accuracy, and logic.  "C" work is at the minimum acceptable level.
D A grade of "D" means that the work does NOT meet the standards for acceptable college level work, but it does exhibit some positive qualities that indicate that it deserves some credit for having been done.
F A grade of "F" means that the work is so weak that it does NOT earn college level credit or the work was not completed at all.

Required Reading

Please make sure to read and understand the following sections of the Student Handbook

1. Graduate Outcomes 4. Plagiarism
2. Attendance policy 5. Breaches of academic honesty
3. Cheating 6. Late submission of assessment items