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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 Nick B. on March 11, 2021
The designer of the course has a gross misunderstanding of the difference of an element, property, and declaration. The SQL understanding was a bit shaky and very low level.
by Conner J. on March 27, 2021
This was way too simple. I have no experience with web design, programming, etc., and completed the whole course in less than an hour. If we are to expect college credit for any of these courses, they need to be at a level that colleges can take seriously
by Nataliia S. on March 11, 2021
Way too short and does not really teach necessary things.
by Michael D. on March 22, 2021
Good introduction to the concepts but needs to be a bit more in depth on the actual CSS, HTML, and JS, along with including at least one small project to apply the knowledge and get the different components working together.
by Andrea B. on March 17, 2021
Literally needed 20 minutes for this.. I'm a programmer and I think that this course is designed for people who never touched anything about web development.. I might be concerned about credits evaluation from this one, it is too simple.. We will see :)
by Gabriel Arturo M. on March 16, 2021
Very good course I like it recommend to anyone who want to study computer science I would like to see more CS related courses on sophia.
by Julia M. on March 18, 2021
Fun! I've always loved the idea of creating a website, and this let me have a taste of coding. Very cool. Makes you feel epic. I used codes to say stuff to my siblings who were baffled!
by Joshua T. on March 15, 2021
A fairly straight forward course. If you have knowledge of computers and computer systems this should be readily understood.

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