Department of Information and Computing Sciences

Departement Informatica Onderwijs
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Onderwijs Informatica en Informatiekunde

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Content design

Te lang geleden voor docent- en roosterinformatie
  1. Goal: Acquisition of knowledge and skills concerning authoring, storage and delivery of content that consists of reusable, multimedial components, with special attention to (a) application modelling & authoring and (b) mechanisms for personalizing the choice, transformation and presentation of these components.
  2. Knowledge:
    • Life cycle of content
    • XML standards and application (advanced level)
    • Document schemas
    • Transformation of content
    • Storage and retrieval of multimedial content
    • Adaptive hypertext
    • Profiles and personalization
  3. Skills:
    • Modeling XML applications
    • Prototyping XML solutions
    • Evaluating document design and content systems
    • Working with advanced XML software
Literature:A number of articles will be studied in the seminar sessions: all of these are online. Seminars and practical work presuppose knowledge of XML and related standards, and of document design, at the level of the bachelor courses of UWT (Uitwisselingstalen; Interchange languages) and OMI (Ontwerpen van multimediale informatie; Design of multimedial information) and. The following books, which have been studied in the courses mentioned, are highly recommended to provide the necessary background information:
  • N. Bradley, The XML Companion, third or second edition. ISBN 0-201-77059-8
  • M. Kay, XSLT Programmer¬ís Reference, second or first edition. ISBN 0-764-54381-4
  • D. Carlson, Modeling XML Applications with UML. ISBN 0-201-70915-5
A useful work about document usability is K.A. Schriver, Dynamics in Document Design: Creating Texts for Readers: Wiley, 1997. ISBN 0-471-30636-3
Course form:This course has been developed in close collaboration with ThiemeMeulenhoff, who has provided the problems and materials for the workpackages.
  • Each student participates in two workpackages, Content Authoring and Content Delivery. Workpackages consist of an individual and a group component. Groups consist of 6-8 students.
  • Seminar (6 sessions); each student gives one presentation about an article.
  • Weekly group meetings.
  • Plenary meetings: introduction (1 September), kickoff meeting at ThiemeMeulenhoff (4 September), guest lecture (8 September), presentation of results at ThiemeMeulenhoff (6 November).
A number of crucial activities for this course take place in the first week. By not fully participating from the very beginning you will put yourself and your group members at an unrecoverable disadvantage.
Exam form:Written exam about seminar and literature (25%); individual component of workpackages (50%); group component of workpackages (25%). In order to get a grade for the written exam, the student must have given a presentation about an article during the seminar. The written exam and the individual component of the workpackages must each be passed with a grade of 5.6 or higher. The grades for all components are between 1 and 10, with 0.1 intervals. The final grades are rounded to whole numbers (1-6) and halves (6.5-10).

If you fail to pass the written exam, you can retake it in week 52. Failed individual workpackages can be resubmitted within 2 weeks after publication of the grade. Group workpackages cannot be resubmitted.

Minimum effort to qualify for 2nd chance exam:Om aan de aanvullende toets te mogen meedoen is ontbreken van ten hoogte 1 toetsactiviteit toegestaan.
Description:This course is open to students of the master's programme Content and Knowledge Engineering. Students from other master's programmes need permission to be admitted.

Doctoral students of any program must have successfully completed OMI. This requirement will be strictly enforced.