Web Trends

Course Number: CAS 200
Transcript Title: Web Trends
Created: April 3, 2015
Updated: July 16, 2019
Total Credits: 1
Lecture Hours: 0
Lecture / Lab Hours: 20
Lab Hours: 0
Satisfies Cultural Literacy requirement: No
Satisfies General Education requirement: No
Grading options: A-F, P-NP (default), audit
Repeats available for credit: 0


CAS 133 or equivalent file management and word processing experience; CAS 101

Course Description

Identifies trends in web design and development, and explores limitations and opportunities for developing web applications on tablets and mobile devices such as cell phones. Explores the history of web design, the migration from static text pages to multimedia and cloud computing, and how different browsers and devices render web pages and content. Recommended: CAS 133 or equivalent file management and word processing experience, required CAS 101. Audit Available.

Intended Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Recognize and identify trends in Web Design and Web Development, both currently and from a historical perspective. Differentiate between trends and fads.
  2. Recognize current software and technology tools that may be used in future required coursework including web terminology, trends and social media.
  3. Evaluate web technologies for usability and portability to different platforms.
  4. Assess different trends in order to evaluate evolving career opportunities.

Outcome Assessment Strategies

Assessments may include: objective tests or quizzes, scored assignments, projects, class discussion participation and/or journal reflections

Texts and Materials

Open Educational Resources (OER) used for this course-no book required or recommended.

Course Activities and Design

The determination of teaching strategies used in the delivery of outcomes is generally left to the discretion of the instructor. Here are some strategies that you might consider when designing your course: lecture, small group/forum discussion, flipped classroom, dyads, oral presentation, role play, simulation scenarios, group projects, service learning projects, hands-on lab, peer review/workshops, cooperative learning (jigsaw, fishbowl), inquiry based instruction, differentiated instruction (learning centers), graphic organizers, etc.

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

  • Examine web trends as they relate to business, education, marketing/sales, and the economy
  • Research web trendfocus areas
  • Introduce students to career fields that relate to current trends in Web Design and Development
  • Introduce technology used in web trends
    • PC/Mac applications versus mobile apps and portability between these different devices and browsers
    • course management system (CMS)
    • Identify computer platform differences and requirements
    • Define cloud computing and research future opportunities for this technology
    • Discuss the evolution of social media and where it may be headed in the future
    • Identify and discuss security threats and methods to reduce the risks associated with them