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A Dynamic Custom Module Support Web Site.

Andrew Martin, Warwick Business School, University of Warwick

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A custom web site was designed and implemented to support a new module that teaches web application design and implementation skills. Being itself a database-driven interactive application, the site serves as a good representation of the scope the module. In particular the site includes a web-enabled keyword search facility that helps students locate relevant programs from the large number provided in the module as teaching and learning examples. This paper describes the design and development of the site, and evaluates its contribution to the module, drawing on tutor reflection and student feedback. The evidence clearly suggests that students valued the initiative, although its specific impact on learning is not measured. The paper suggests areas for further development as well as alternative applications of the web site that may be useful for teachers of other modules.