What's your underlying goal with this course? To teach students how to setup a personal website? I'm just curious.
These will be senior students in Information Systems (so not computer science, but they will have programming in Visual Basic). They have all done personal websites. These will be for clients and hopefully can turn them over to them after the course.
- apply open source solutions
- gathering requirements for a web 2.0 site
- formulate policies (such as forum, e-mail, content addition, editing, handing disruptions, etc.)
- develop a site for clients (probably non-profit - like various entities within the university)
- evaluate and select components
- create / modify templates
- evaluate / edit / select banners
- user management
- content / image / management
In particular, I want them to develop forum applications - possibly for alumni, students, faculty, campus career planing job posts, etc. I want them to go deeper than just "setup" a site, but to focus on management, synthesis, evaluation of components and other aspects. It will extent the Systems Analysis and Design course and Database Management course that they already have taken.
Does that make sense?
Any other suggestions / ideas / comments for us to consider?