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Introduction to Web Development

Introduction to Web Development

This course is designed to introduce learners to the basic computer concepts essential to learn in order to become a web developer. The course breaks down how the internet works and explains the history of web development. Learners explore the roles of software engineering and web development to distinguish their responsibilities and know what a day in the life of a web developer is like. This course is for anyone who wants to learn the different technologies that make a website and practice coding in an easy and accessible environment. On completion, learners will be ready to pursue learning paths like the Devmountain Web Development bootcamp. Full Description

3 semester credits

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Category: Computer Science and IT

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Description

This course is designed to introduce learners to the basic computer concepts essential to learn in order to become a web developer. The course breaks down how the internet works and explains the history of web development. Learners explore the roles of software engineering and web development to distinguish their responsibilities and know what a day in the life of a web developer is like. This course is for anyone who wants to learn the different technologies that make a website and practice coding in an easy and accessible environment. On completion, learners will be ready to pursue learning paths like the Devmountain Web Development bootcamp.

In this Introduction to Web Development course, you will complete nine formative assessments and three summative assessment, which are tied to the following learning outcomes:

  • Recall the basic building blocks of web development.
  • Compare the history of web technologies with the more recent development in designing web applications.
  • Recognize the basic architecture of a web application including the front end and back end.
  • Apply a basic understanding of code to recognize examples of HTML, CSS, and JavaScript.
  • Recognize the parts of HTML mark-up including elements, tags, and attributes.
  • Recognize the parts of CSS syntax including styles, rules, and properties.
  • Recognize how to combine CSS and HTML elements on a web page.
  • Recognize parts of JavaScript syntax including alerts, variables, and values.
  • Recognize characteristics of APIs, DOM, and event systems.
  • Recognize the basic concept of an algorithm and how it is used in technology.
  • Identify the concept of an interface such as Application Programming Interface, or API.
  • Recognize the purpose of APIs and the importance of how they are created.
  • Recognize the parts of a database including tables, records, fields, and relationships.
  • Practice introductory commands using correct coding syntax including HTML elements, tags, and attributes; CSS; and JavaScript.

by Aneika C. on April 15, 2021
the information was easy to understand. I came into the course not knowing a thing about web development and know I will never look at my computer screen the same again.
by Bryan M. on April 15, 2021
This a concise yet powerful introduction to Web Development. I highly recommend it.
by Meghan F. on April 14, 2021
This course is way too short to be considered college level. It's not even on par with the other Sophia courses in terms of content depth. Make it as long as other Sophia courses and give practice Milestones.
by Thenaris G. on April 14, 2021
You must read the material
by Johnny Aroldo L. on April 7, 2021
This was a short course but has much good content to start in web development. I have experience in web development, so I just needed half an hour to finish the course. Very happy with the course contents.
by Angel R. on April 6, 2021
This course was challenging for me as Web Development is foreign to me, however, it was an excellent introductory course to take. I'm looking forward to taking more courses like this..
by bobby w. on April 4, 2021
it was good easy
by Eboniss J. on April 2, 2021
quick and easy course

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