4.297 Special Problems in Architecture Studies

Fall 2000

Photo of a Greek temple.
The Palace of Minos, in Knossos, Crete. (Image courtesy of AICT.)

Course Highlights

This intensive e-Learning seminar focuses heavily on the design of sites for learning, and features some interesting student projects as examples of the class's work.  Also, several labs involving UML and XML provide in-depth instruction on creating sites as discussed in the class.

Course Description

The course investigates e-Learning systems from a business, policy, technical and legal perspective. The issues presented will be tackled by discussion of the design and structure of the various example systems. The connection between information architectures and the physical workplace of the users will also be examined. The course will be comprised of readings, discussions, guest speakers and group design sessions. Laboratory sessions will be focused on implementation tools and opportunities to create one's own working prototypes. Students will learn to describe information architectures using the Unified Modeling Language (used to specify, design and structure web applications) and XML (to designate meaningful content).

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Prof. William Mitchell
Lecturer Daniel Greenwood

Course Meeting Times

One session / week
3 hours / session