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Content Management Systems

Module name (EN): Content Management Systems
Degree programme: Computer Science and Communication Systems, Master, ASPO 01.10.2017
Module code: KIM-CMS
Hours per semester week / Teaching method: 2V+2PA (4 hours per week)
ECTS credits: 6
Semester: 1
Mandatory course: no
Language of instruction:
Project work
Curricular relevance:
KI743 Computer Science and Communication Systems, Master, ASPO 01.04.2016, semester 1, optional course, informatics specific
KIM-CMS Computer Science and Communication Systems, Master, ASPO 01.10.2017, semester 1, optional course, informatics specific
PIM-WI15 Applied Informatics, Master, ASPO 01.10.2011, semester 1, optional course, informatics specific
PIM-CMS Applied Informatics, Master, ASPO 01.10.2017, semester 1, optional course, informatics specific
60 class hours (= 45 clock hours) over a 15-week period.
The total student study time is 180 hours (equivalent to 6 ECTS credits).
There are therefore 135 hours available for class preparation and follow-up work and exam preparation.
Recommended prerequisites (modules):
Recommended as prerequisite for:
Module coordinator:
Dipl.-Inform. Roman Jansen-Winkeln
Lecturer: Dipl.-Inform. Roman Jansen-Winkeln

[updated 10.11.2016]
Learning outcomes:
After successfully completing this module, students will have an overview of the existing CMS systems and be able to use them competently. They will be able to work with a CMS, i. e. collect content, customize its appearance and add and develop modules. Students will learn about template languages, skins and scripts and be able to use them. Depending on the application, students will be able to select and set up the appropriate infrastructure, e. g. with proxies, caches or as a server farm. With the topics of search engine optimization, enterprise CMS, _Social Software_ and Web 2.0 they will acquire additional knowledge that they can use appropriately depending on the situation.
The goal of this module is to teach students to evaluate, adapt and use content management systems. In addition, they should also be able to introduce these systems and advise others on their use. Exercises, regular short presentations and project work in teams will help solidify the students´ knowledge and skills.

[updated 26.02.2018]
Module content:
1. Foundation
   Communication via the web
   Representation in the computer
2. Using and adapting a CMS
   Hello World: initial content
   Template languages, sever-based scripting
   Custom content types
3. CMS infrastructures
   CMS operation
   Search engines and search engine optimization
   User management
   Fat clients, single page applications
4. Using CMS
   Classic applications
   Enterprise CMS
   Web 2.0 applications
   Financing CMS platforms
   Legal framework

[updated 26.02.2018]
Recommended or required reading:
Aspeli, Martin: Professional Plone Development, Packt Publishing Ltd., 2007
ASPELI, Martin: Professional Plone 4 Development, Packt Publishing Ltd., 2011
CLARK, Alex / DE STEFANO, John (u. a.): Practical Plone 3, Packt Publishing Ltd., 2009

[updated 26.02.2018]
Module offered in:
WS 2020/21, WS 2019/20, WS 2017/18
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