Web Content Management

By Prof. Uma Kanjilal   |   Indira Gandhi National Open University, IGNOU, New Delhi
Learners enrolled: 2058

 elective course of 3 credits

This is an elective course of 3 credits which is  part of the Masters in Library and Information Science Programme in many of the Universities. This course will focus on the area of web resource or content and their management.The course is divided into two major themes: content development and content management.Under content development different tools that are useful for libraries in content creation such as graphics, animations, simulation, screen casting, audio/ video etc. are covered. In content management major content management platforms like DRUPAL and JOOMLA which can be also used for creating library websites and other services are covered. The course also covers Learning Management System Moodle which can be useful for creating online training  programmes and other useful web 2.0 tools for libraries such as Wiki, Blogs etc. Other than that important aspects like standards, formats and IPR issues are also discussed.
Course Status : Completed
Course Type : Elective
Duration : 12 weeks
Start Date : 01 Aug 2019
End Date : 15 Nov 2019
Exam Date :
Enrollment Ends : 11 Sep 2019
Category :
  • Library and Information Sciences
Credit Points : 3
Level : Postgraduate

Course layout

Week 1

1. Introduction to content development and management 

2. Norms and Guidelines for Content Development  

3. Content types and formats 

4. Multimedia content development basics 

Week 2

4. Multimedia content development basics 
5. Creating digital graphics  

6. Creating presentations

7. Writing scripts for audio video programmes 

Week 3 

8. Audio production and editing
9. Video production and editing

10. Screencasting tools and techniques 

11. Creating 2D and 3D Animations  

Week 4 

12. Simulation and virtual reality applications
13. Multimedia authoring tools 

14. Web hosting and managing multimedia content 

15. Web based content development

Week 5

16. Planning and developing dynamic web content sites
17. Website Design Using CSS and HTML Part1 

18. Website Design Using CSS and HTML Part2

19. Multilingual content development 

Week 6

20. Creating and Administering Blog Site 

21. Creating and Maintaining a Wiki site part 1 

22. Creating and Maintaining a Wiki site part 2

Week 7

23. Introduction to Learning Management Systems 

24. Creating Online Courses Using Moodle – part 1 

25. Creating Online Courses Using Moodle – part 2

Week 8

26. E-publication concept 

27. Epub tools 

28. Introduction to Content Management Systems

Week 9

29. Content Management System – Joomla (part 1)

30. Content Management System – Joomla (part 2) 

31. Content Management System – Joomla (part 3)

Week 10

32. Content Management System – Drupal (part 1) 

33. Content Management System – Drupal (part 2) 

34. Content Management System – Drupal (part 3)

Week 11

35. RSS feed for web content  

36. Web analytics and user tracking 

37. User feedback for e-content , 

Week 12

38. Evaluation and quality assurance of multimedia and web content 

39. Content Mashup 

40. Legal and ethical issues

Instructor bio

Prof. Uma Kanjilal 
 Professor of Library and Information Science
 Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) and
Director, Inter University Consortium. 

Prof. Uma Kanjilal is a Professor of Library and Information Science in the Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) and Director, Inter University Consortium. 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

“30 Marks will be allocated for Internal Assessment and 70 Marks will be  allocated for external proctored examination”

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