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Type of course


Recommended year of study


Total number of ECTS

5 cr

Competency aims

The aim of the course is to introduce students to database-driven content management systems, and to enable them to utilise such systems in their own work.

Learning outcomes

  1. Understanding the function and structure of database-driven content management systems.
  2. Understanding how to manage information
  3. Understanding how to manage a cms-based site
  4. Understanding how to generate meta data
  5. Understanding a range of techniques to make information public (e.g. xhtml, css and xml).

Course contents

The base knowledge consists of Xhtml and css. Then the studies continue with XML. Students will plan the structure of a dynamic web site, using a content management system. Students will create the site, understanding the way in which content and layout are split, and able to manage each effectively.
Students will evolve techniques for linking their site to the social web.

Prerequisites and co-requisites


Previous course names

Structured Information 2

Additional information


Recommended or required reading

An up-to-date reading list will be provided during the first session, and made available online.

Study activities

  • Lectures - 40 hours
  • Excursions and demonstrations - 3 hours
  • Project work and productions - 40 hours
  • Individual studies - 32 hours
  • Web-based and web-supported studies - 18 hours


  • Total workload of the course: 133 hours
  • Of which autonomous studies: 90 hours
  • Of which scheduled studies: 43 hours

Mode of Delivery

Multiform education

Assessment methods

  • Demonstrations and presentations
  • Reports and productions


  • Kelly Owen
  • Törnqvist Jutta


Kelly Owen

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Group size

No limit

Course completion date

Date for course completion will be announced later

Assignments valid until

Until further notice

Assessment methods

  • Date will be announced later - Demonstrations and presentations
  • Date will be announced later - Reports and productions

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