Create Web Pages With Multimedia

This unit describes the competency required to create web pages with multimedia
The project life cycle and the IT methodology employed will determine which particular units of competency are relevant to this unit, some include the Project Management, Implementation, Support, the teamwork functional areas and documentation.
This module will be undertaken and assessed using IBM compatible PC's in a Local Area Network configuration.
Nominal Duration 50 hours.

Element 1

Identify the tools and parameters of web page design
The uses of HTML or XML on and off the Internet are described.
Principles of design and navigation are correctly applied to the context of web page viewing.
Differences between page layout languages versus document content description are outlined.
File types for images and other data are chosen to suit the intended viewing environment.
HTML or XML specifications and extension types are named and a suitable XML HTML level or DTD is chosen for the current task.
Types of web authoring software are identified and selected in accordance with type of authoring task and workplace procedures.

Element 2

Produce web pages
Images, sound, and other referenced files are sourced and optimised for download and display.
Web-authoring, conversion, or text editing software is used to prepare pages incorporating text with images and video, sound, scripts or programming, according to design brief.
Completed XML or HTML pages are saved to hard disk with appropriate file names.
Raw XML or HTML is checked for obvious redundancies and omissions, and enhanced if necessary with recent extensions, ALT tags, etc.

Element 3

Validate and prepare web pages for distribution
Pages are validated with suitable syntax parsing and rules checking software.
XML or HTML is corrected in response to validation reports until clean validation is achieved at chosen level.
Pages and associated files are uploaded to server or transferred to other media and prepared for access.
Internal and external links are checked for functionality in their final location.

These are the skills and knowledge that the student will require to be able to prove competency for this unit. These may be pre-existing or acquired during the undertaking of this unit.
Underpinning knowledge

Detailed knowledge of software used for web authoring, how used and advantages and disadvantages.

Detailed knowledge of the types of adjustments required when converting printable artwork to web pages.
Detailed knowledge of Internet-related issues such as bandwidth, platform-independence and screen types, and how they are resolved.
Detailed knowledge of the purpose and process of validation and the role of standards and extensions.
Detailed knowledge of the hardware, software and configurations required to view completed work.
Underpinning skills
Project planning skills in relation to scope, time, cost, quality, communications.
Research skills for identifying, analysing and evaluating broad features of current multimedia usage and best practice in multimedia products and procedures.
Basic analysis skills in relation to normal routine work processes.
Detailed skills in using applications features.
Basic skills in interpreting technical information.
Plain English literacy and communication skills in relation to analysis, evaluation and presentation of information.
Problem solving skills for a defined range of predictable problems.
Group facilitation and presentation skills in relation to transferring and collecting information and gaining consensus on concepts .
Context & Scope
Peers and supervisors for obtaining information on the extent and quality of the contribution made.
Competence in this unit needs to be assessed over a period of time to ensure consistency of performance in a range of contexts.
Assessment of this unit of competence will usually include observation of real or simulated work processes and procedures; quality projects, questioning on underpinning knowledge and skills The questioning of team members will provide valuable input to the assessment.
Working independently but consulting others as required.
World Wide Web public access, local Intranet, CD-ROM, kiosk or specific purpose delivery methods as required.
SGML syntax parsers and "lint" or rules-based checkers, either accessed via the Internet or run from local disk.
Web authoring and/or conversion software as used in the workplace.
variables may include but are not limited to personal computers and networked systems.
variables may include but are not limited to: established files and applications.
variables may include but are not limited to: keyboarding and accuracy as per organisation guidelines; Occupational Health and Safety guidelines related to use of screen based equipment, computing equipment and peripherals, and ergonomic work stations; security procedures.
can include hardware, software and communications packages.
Audit trails, naming standards, version control.
As per company, statutory and vendor requirements. Ergonomic and environmental factors must be considered during the demonstration of this competency.
May be based upon formal, well documented methodologies or non-existent. For training delivery purposes best practice examples from industry will be used.
Assessment must confirm the ability to create and validate at least TWO linked web pages incorporating multimedia and prepare them for distribution on the Internet or other medium.
The interdependence of units of competency for assessment will vary with the particular project or scenario. This unit has importance to a range of IT multimedia services and should therefore be assessed in a holistic manner with the technical multimedia units.
This unit has importance to a range of IT multimedia services and should therefore be assessed in a holistic manner with the technical multimedia units.
Assessment Matrix
Element(s) Covered
Type of Assessment Description

The student will create a document that explains all of the points raised in Element 1.

This document may be handed in as a separate assignment, or added to the students web site, with the necessary links included.

Students will create a small web site. The subject for the web site will be a choice for the student, some options include:

A personal web site.
A site about your hobby or interests.
A site for your business.
A site for somebody else's business.
A site for an organisation that you are involved with.
Any other suitable web site.

Sites that are not suitable for this assignment include:

Pornographic sites.
Warez sites.
Sites that breach copyright.
Sites that promote and/or incite hatred or racism.
Sites that involve any other illegal activities.
Sites that provide links to unsuitable web sites.
Any other site that the lecturer deems inappropriate.

If you do have something else in mind, but please check with the lecturer before you start.

Students are to inform the lecturer of the type of site that they are going to create by the end of the second weeks lesson.

If students are also enrolled in other multimedia modules, they will be able to create their own multimedia elements, if not then students will need to source these files from CD ROM or from the Internet.

Note: If students are acquiring and using 3rd party files, they will need to be aware of any copyright implications that could arise.

The pages in the web site are to be validated and corrected as required.

When the pages have been corrected and the links tested, the pages are to be uploaded to either the server or to a web hosting site.

Once the page is uploaded to the final destination it is to be checked again to ascertain that all links, internal and external are still working correctly.

Students should send the lecturer an e-mail, that includes a brief description of the site and a link to the home page.

Any of the above activities carried out in the classroom may be observed, to assess the students proficiency in the required skills.

Prepared by Alan T Horwell