Web 2.0 Fundamentals

A range of in-training or established professionals in organizations and individuals needing to learn the principles of web site design and development. The audience may include web authors, webmasters, marketing and communications professionals, PR professionals, graphic designers, desktop designers, technical writers, and library scientists.

Students should have basic computing and word-processing skills, and familiarity with some web and design terminology.

Expected Duration
120 minutes

Web 2.0 technologies including RSS feeds, blogs, and wikis provide powerful ways to access site information and enable users to participate and collaborate in the creation of site content, rather than being passive users of a web site. This course provides an overview of what Web 2.0 is and the role that the Web 2.0 technologies play. Specific topics covered include an introduction to Web 2.0, the impact of social networking, and Web 2.0 development technologies including HTML, XML, JavaScript, Ajax, mashups, SOAP, web services, and Representational State Transfer (REST) services. This course is part of a series in designing, developing, and hosting a web site path.


Web 2.0 Basics

  • distinguish between the key characteristics of Web 1.0 and Web 2.0 sites
  • recognize the key 2nd generation web technologies
  • recognize the value and purpose of social networking platforms used in Web 2.0
  • recognize how social networking can be used to support business
  • recommend an appropriate Web 2.0-enabled business strategy to meet specific business requirements for a given scenario
  • Web 2.0 Development

  • recognize how Ajax is used to enable Web 2.0 web sites
  • identify design issues when creating a web site for Web 2.0
  • distinguish between SOAP-based web services and lightweight Representational State Transfer (REST) services
  • identify the potential benefits and drawbacks of using a mashup when designing a web site
  • set up web feeds to a web site
  • implement Web 2.0 principles and technologies




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