Web Platform Management
Cod: 22157
Department: DCET
ECTS: 7.5
Scientific area: Information and Communication Technologies
Total working hours: 210
Total contact time: 40

This course aims at providing students with competences in emergent topics on web content management. Principles, languages and technologies involved in CMS (content management systems) and LMS (learning management systems) are included, taking into account not only content availability but also the creation and management of online activities that have the potential to enhance learning and social interaction.

Content Management
Web platforms
Web 2.0

On conclusion of this course, students must be able to:
- recognize the role and importance of content management in the context of the construction of the information and knowledge society;
- identify the main techniques, methodologies and tools for content management in web scenarios;
- apply content management techniques to build networked informational and comunicational spaces;
- analyse a learning context and design an online environment that is adequate to the situation under analysis.

1. Contents: formats and structure;
1.1 Markup
1.2 SGML
1.3 XML
2. Content management;
2.1 Content vs. Presentation (design)
2.2 Content lifecycle
2.3 Information architecture: Metadata, ontologies/taxonomies
2.4 Reusability and interoperability: Web services
3. Content Management Systems;
3.1 Infrastructure
3.2 Access control
3.3 Search
3.4 Workflows
4. Learning Management Systems
4.1 Learning activities
4.2 Comunication mechanisms
4.3 Assessment devices

- Boiko, Bob (2001). Content Management Bible, John Wiley & Sons.
- Welles, Martin (2007). Virtual Learning Environments: Using, Choosing and Developing your VLE, Routledge.
- Suh P., Addey D., Thiemeke D., Ellis J. (2002). Content Management Systems (Tools of the Trade).
- Rosenfeld L., Morville P. (2002). Information Architecture for the World Wide Web, O'Reilly.
- Rosenberg M. (2000). E-Learning: Strategies for Delivering Knowledge in the Digital Age, McGraw-Hill.


Evaluation is made on individual basis and it involves the coexistence of two modes: continuous assessment (60%) and final evaluation (40%). Further information is detailed in the Learning Agreement of the course unit.