Denmark, Aarhus

Introduction to Web 2.0 Technologies

when 2 July 2014 - 15 July 2014
duration 2 weeks
credits 5 ECTS

This course introduces non-technology-oriented students to Web 2.0 technologies. The course is strictly designed for those students who are not computer programmers, but still have a desire (or need) to participate in the Web 2.0 wave as either content providers or facilitators of such systems. This course will introduce students to the terminology and the various aspects of Web 2.0, such as wikis, blogs, RSS and the social networking technologies. This is a lecture, discussion and a hands-on course that will involve students’ creating their own Web 2.0 sites, by using popular web 2.0 toolkits. Following the guidance of the instructor, each student will create their own live Internet website of their own design. A strategic purpose of the course is to develop an operationally productive sense of the Web 2.0 world, not develop deep expertise in the technology.

Course leader

Dr. Terrill L. Frantz, HSBC Business School at Peking University, China

Target group

Bachelor's students

Course aim

This course, designed for non-technologists, will introduce students to the terminology and some of the software tools that support content creation in the Web 2.0 world, such as wikis, blogs, RSS and social networking sites. The importance of being web-2.0-literate is quickly approaching a value similar to that of being personal computer savvy; the aim of the course is to prepare students to be to be functional contributors in this realm today, and to be relevant and active producers ”on the leading curve” for tomorrow. A prevailing aim of the course is to develop within each student a sense of the applicability as well as the benefits and drawbacks of employing these technologies.

Fee info

EUR 0: Students on a bilateral exchange programme do not have to pay. Freemovers are obliged to pay participation fees while tuition fees only apply to freemovers from countries outside the EU/EEA/Switzerland.