INFO-I 400 Topics in Informatics
- Prerequisite(s): At least junior standing, or permission of instructor
- Delivery: On-Campus, Online
Variable topic. Emphasis is on new developments and research in informatics. Can be repeated twice for credit when topics vary, subject to approval of the dean.
Information Structures for the Web
This course covers HTML5, CSS3, and responsive web design to meet the needs of any viewport. This course emphasizes the development of basic skills that will allow you to create webpages and to combine these pages into functional websites. After several weeks of working on your technical skills, you will be making valid, accessible, and usable websites that are viewable on all devices. This course requires that you develop a proficiency in both technical skills as well as conceptual skills. The future of information delivery is through a screen of some sort, whether it be a desktop monitor, a tablet, a smartphone, or any other device. You need to know how the users receive that information and what must be done to accommodate them. You may never enter a career where you actually create websites, but if you plan to be an information professional of any type you will certainly assist in developing, judging, acquiring, accepting, promoting, and rejecting information delivered by a web-enabled device of some sort. Learning and employing this technology will be situated in group work done collaboratively at a distance across time zones and cultures. Outcomes will include both technical skills along with the ability to establish shared goals with collaborators across cultures and produce an artifact that addresses an information need that this distance collaboration team has identified.
This course is part of Study Abroad: Finland but may also be taken as an elective course.
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