ITC210

Update: December 6th, 2011

ITC 210: Advanced Web Development

Time: T/TH - 6:00PM to 8:05PM
Room: BE3184
Instructor: Adam Eivy (adam.eivy [at] seattlecolleges.edu)
Credits: 5
Class Hours: 55
Length of Course: 11 weeks
Prerequisite: ITC280
Recommended Book:
Digging into WordPress by Chris Coyier & Jeff Starr

Course Description:
This course provides students with the hands on experience of working on a web team, for a real client.
The class will be comprised of small lectures, leading into discussions and scheduled instructor-supervised one-on-one meetings, small discussion groups, and research.
ITC210 is a combined class with WEB210. Developers will work together with Designers to complete a site for a client.
Students will interview clients, track time, set goals, document features and limitations and deploy a CMS driven website (probably with WordPress).

Course Goals:
Upon successful completion of this class, the student will be able to:

  • Define an appropriate scope for the project
  • Identify a project's goals and obectives
  • Determine a time line for project completion
  • Locate a variety of relevant resources from a variety of sources (library, Web, Mentors, etc.)
  • Document resource requirements
  • Document time spent on project
  • Document the project features and functions
  • Complete and present a project (deploy to production)

Topical Outline

  • Overview of project process
  • Defining an appropriate scope
  • Defining goals and outcomes
  • Project Management (documenting process and progress, setting benchmarks)
  • Locating relevant resources
  • Documenting project functions and procedures
    1. internal documentation (code comments, naming conventions)
    2. External documentation
  • How to evaluate the projects success in terms of the goals and outcomes
  • Final delivery to client (push to production)

Presentation: Lecture, demonstration, online materials, hands-on work with clients.

Evaluation Methods:
Your final grade will depend mostly on your participation within the project and with your fellow teammates. Additional grading will evaluate your communication and delivery to the client.

  • Students are responsible for assignment information on assignment pages
  • Students are responsible for emailing the instructor with all assignments and communications within the team and to client.

Your grade is calculated by the following:

  • 1/3 Participation and Contribution within your team
  • 1/3 Assignments
  • 1/3 Final Presentation and Delivery to the client

ADA Confirmation:
(Americans with Disabilities Act) If you need course adaptations or accommodations because of a disability, if you have emergency medical information to share with me, or if you need special arrangements in case the building must be evacuated, please contact me ASAP.

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