Web Content Management

By Prof. Uma Kanjilal   |   Indira Gandhi National Open University
Learners enrolled: 1672

The Web Content Management is an elective course basically meant for the Master of the Library and Information Science (MLIS). However, the course has been designed in a manner which is also relevant for the Computer Science and Engineering students interested to learn about content development and content management system (CMS).

The objective of the course is to introduce the learners with the following aspects:

    a) content development basics;

    b) tools for multimedia content development for audio/ video, graphics, animations, presentations, screencasting;

    c) hosting websites and developing content for social media platforms such as wiki and blog;

    d)  e-publications and virtual reality; 

    e) e-learning platform Moodle and CMS applications Drupal and Joomla.

Course Status : Ongoing
Course Type : Elective
Duration : 12 weeks
Start Date : 14 Sep 2020
End Date : 14 Mar 2021
Exam Date : 15 Nov 2020 IST
Enrollment Ends : 14 Oct 2020
Category :
  • Library and Information Sciences
Credit Points : 4
Level : Postgraduate

Course layout


Modules Covered

Week 1

Module 1: Web Content Development and Management

Module 2: Content Types and Formats

Module 3: Norms and Guidelines of Content Development

Week 2

Module 4: Creating Digital Graphics

Module 5: Audio Production and Editing

Week 3

Module 6: Web Hosting and Managing Multimedia Content

Module 7: Creating and Maintaining a Wiki Site

Week 4

Module 8: Presentation Software Part I

Module 9: Presentation Software Part II

Week 5

Module10: Screen casting Tools and Techniques

Module 11: Multilingual Content Development

Week 6

Module 12: Planning and Developing Dynamic Web Content Sites

Module 13: Website Design Using CSS

Week 7

Module 14: Creating and Maintaining a WIKI Site

Module 15: Creating and Managing a Blog Site

Week 8

Module 16: E- Publication Concept

Module 17: E- Pub Tools

Week 9

Module 18: Simulation and Virtual Reality Applications

Module 19: Creating 2D and 3 D Animations

Week 10

Module 21: Introduction to Moodle

Module 22: Creating a New Course and Uploading

Module 23: Create and Add Assessment

Module 24: Add and Enroll User and Discussion Forum

Week 11

Module 25: Content Management System: Joomla

Week 12

Module 26: Content Management System: Drupal

Instructor bio

Prof. Uma Kanjilal

Indira Gandhi National Open University
Prof. Uma Kanjilal is a Professor of Library and Information Science in the Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) and Director, Centre for Online Education. She has 30 years of teaching experience in IGNOU.

Prof. Kanjilal was Fulbright scholar in the University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign, USA in 1999-2000 where she worked on multimedia and web based courseware development. Her area of specialization includes: e- learning, multimedia courseware development, and digital libraries.

Course certificate

For course certification and credit transfer the learners will have to complete following assessment components:

a)  Internal Assessment (Quiz): 30%

 b) Term End Examination (proctored exam): 70%

The passing criteria is 40% in both components individually.

For examination registration learners are required to register on the SWAYAM separately which will be announced before the examination.  

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