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Short Course
on
Basic Web Design
A need was identified in the market for a short learning programme in basic web page design that will provide participants with the practical skills and knowledge to effectively use web page design software for planning, creating, publishing and maintaining a basic web page on the internet.

Purpose of the course:

Upon successful completion of this short course, participants will have: - a basic understanding of the appropriate software for designing and maintaining a web page; - the ability to apply the appropriate methods and procedures for basic web page designing and web page maintenance; - the ability to identify, evaluate and solve routine problems and new problems in the context of web page designing and web page maintenance; - the ability to gather and screen information based on its relevance and importance to the given task, and to apply effective processes of analysis, synthesis and evaluation to the information gained

Admission requirements:

Admission requirements: 
None.
Learning assumed to be in place: 
Participants must have basic computer skills.

Course outcomes and assessment criteria :

Course outcomes and the associated assessment criteria: 

Study Unit

Outcomes

Assessment Criteria

  After completion of this course, participants will: Participant will be assessed on the following criteria:
-  a basic understanding of the appropriate software for designing and maintaining a web page;
For Outcome 1:

Participants must be able to identify and critically discuss the concepts of planning, designing, publishing and maintaining a basic web page and implement appropriate devices in this context.

- the ability to apply the appropriate methods and procedures for basic web page designing and web page maintenance;
For Outcome 2:

Participants must be able to discuss, distinguish and implement appropriate standard methods and/or procedures in different contexts with a view to effectively create and maintain a basic web page

- the ability to identify, evaluate and solve routine problems and new problems in the context of web page designing and web page maintenance

For Outcome 3:

Participants must be able to use the knowledge they have mastered in order to solve different contextual problems in the web page designing environment

  - the ability to gather and screen information based on its relevance and importance to the given task, and to apply effective processes of analysis, synthesis and evaluation to the information gained

For Outcome 4

Participants must be able to prioritize options to successfully implement relevant standard methods when confronted with actual challenges pertaining to the design, publishing and maintenance of a basic web page

 

Assessment: 
It should be noted that students are obliged to attend at least 70% of the contact classes to successfully pass the course. Furthermore, a participant must attain an average mark of 50% for all the relevant assessments in order to pass the course. Assessment will be supervised and conducted by the course presenter. The assessments are in the form of theoretical assignments but also with a substantial practical assessment component to be completed by each participant individually (see method of assessment for breakdown of assessment). Any statement (“transcript”, letter of attendance, receipt, or any other document bearing a NWU emblem) must be treated in the same manner as a certificate – i.e. issued ONLY via the approved NWU system/route/protocol.
Method of assessment: 
Assessment will be carried out in the form of two theoretical multiple choice tests to be completed in class (20% of final mark), two practical assignments where the students are confronted with case studies wherein they have to solve practice-related web page design problems (40% of final mark) and one final practical project (40% of final mark). The subject head of Multimedia in the NWU Potchefstroom's Graphic Design Department, Mr Heniel Fourie, will moderate the course assessments and its allocated marks.

Additional information

Mode of delivery: 
Contact
Target group: 
Working adults living in Potchefstroom or surrounding areas, local business and full-time students at NWU Potchefstroom campus.
Contact us
Name: 
Mr Francois Pretorius
Telephone number: 
018 299 4094