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Content management systems

  • Class 15
  • Practice 30
  • Independent work 75
Total 120

Course title

Content management systems

Lecture type

Elective

Course code

22-01-528

Semester

5

ECTS

4

Lecturers and associates

Course overview

This module introduces students to the fundamental of content management systems, its planning, implementation, development, and functions.

Students will learn about:
• Definition of content and need for its management.
• Defining needs for content management systems in electronic commerce.
• Content management systems.
• Usability and accessibility Analysis.
• Content management systems Security.
• Content management systems on the Web.
• Key concepts for determining platform and architecture.
• Planning, implementation, and deployment of Web system for content management.
• Content management systems in consumer and enterprise world.
• Web E-commerce systems.
• Planning, implementation, and deployment of Web E-commerce system.
• Understanding, analysing, and defining needs for linking CMS, e-commerce, and CRM systems in electronic commerce.

The module is taught through integration of theory, know-how and individual practical learning and problem solving. The module assessment is based on individual student project tasks, theoretical exam, and practical homework. Individual student project tasks are based on a specific practical application of knowledge and skillset.

This module is a part of the front-end core of the study, actively taking students through content management systems. Skills learnt in this module will contribute significantly to other subsequent front-end core modules.

Literature

Essential reading:
1. Boiko, B. (2004) Content Management Bible. 2nd edition. Hoboken: Wiley
2. Barker, D. (2016) Web Content Management: Systems, Features, and Best Practices. 1st edition. Sebastopol, CA: O'Reilly Media

Recommended reading:
1. (2021) Smashing Magazine [Online]. Available at: https://www.smashingmagazine.com/ (Accessed: 07 May 2021)
2. Palas, P. (2017) The Ultimate Guide to Headless CMS: Everything you need to know to choose the right CMS. [s.l]: Independently published
3. (2021) HubSpot Blog [Online]. Available at: https://blog.hubspot.com/ (Accessed: 05 May 2021)
4. (2021) Smart Insights [Online]. Available at: https://www.smartinsights.com/ (Accessed: 05 May 2021)

Further reading:
1. Palas, P. (2017, August 28). How I built a CMS, and why you shouldn’t [Blog post]. Retrieved from https://medium.com/hackernoon/how-i-built-a-cms-and-why-you-shouldnt-daff6042413a (Accessed: 20 April 2021)
2. Palas, P. (2017, August 28). Moving to a Headless CMS? First Change Your Mindset! [Blog post]. Retrieved from https://medium.com/hackernoon/how-i-built-a-cms-and-why-you-shouldnt-daff6042413a (Accessed: 20 April 2021)

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Minimal learning outcomes

  • Argue the need for content management.
  • Compare platforms and architectures of content management systems.
  • Evaluate content management systems on the web.
  • Compare e-commerce systems on the web.

Preferred learning outcomes

  • Self-assess and evaluate customer needs for content management.
  • Recommend optimal platform and architecture of content management system.
  • Implement and justify implementation of content management system on the web.
  • Choose and implement optimal e-commerce system on the web.
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