Foundations of Computer Science (2007/2008)

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Course code
4S00735
Name of lecturer
Andrea Giachetti
Number of ECTS credits allocated
8
Academic sector
INF/01 - INFORMATICS
Language of instruction
Italian
Period
Sem. I B, Sem. II A
Web page
http://elvira.univr.it/moodle/course/view.php?id=87

Lesson timetable

Sem. I B
Day Time Type Place Note
Wednesday 11:50 AM - 1:30 PM lesson Lecture Hall T.2  
Thursday 10:10 AM - 11:50 AM lesson Lecture Hall T.2  
Friday 3:40 PM - 5:20 PM lesson Lecture Hall T.2  
Sem. II A
Day Time Type Place Note
Wednesday 11:50 AM - 1:30 PM lesson Lecture Hall T.5  
Thursday 2:00 PM - 3:40 PM lesson Lecture Hall T.5  
Friday 11:00 AM - 12:40 PM lesson Laboratory Aula Informatica WIN  

Learning outcomes

The course aims at giving to the students the basic technical knowledges in order to develop a professional attitude in the choice and use of Computer Science tools for educational purposes, and, in particular, to efficiently use and develop web pages and multimedia contents for the web.

Syllabus

- Computer, networks and learning – Test
- Evolution of Computer Science and applications
- Computer architecture
- Algorithms and programming
- Operating systems, environments
- Networks, protocols, client-server applications
- The World Wide Web: Services, applications and their evolution
- Hardware and Software architecture of a Web Site
- Building a simple web site
- Markup Languages, HTML, XHTML, Cascading Style Sheets
- Multimedia Objects: images, sound, video, 3D graphics: coding, standards, embedding in web sites
- Dymanic HTML and computer programming: use of JavaScript.
- Lab activities
- e Learning fundamentals

Books (references):
E. Castro HTML per il World Wide Web con XHTML e CSS - Addison-Wesley, 2003 – ISBN 88-7192-183-6

Assessment methods and criteria

The final exam consists on a written test (open questions and/or multiple choice) on the course program. An optional oral or practical test could be also available to increase the score obtained.