During the last third of the course, each student will design and build a class project using the concepts and tools discussed in this course. Students will be responsible for selecting their own project topic, but the result must be an information resource having the following characteristics:
The heart of you project will be the analysis that is performed by one or more programs you will write that will interface to the Web through the common gateway interface (CGI). Lessons 6-10 will cover the main topics you will need to design and develop your resource. A set of project development guidelines will be posted regularly during the project period to help you develop your resources, and course staff will assist with programming problems that you might encounter.
Students should begin considering possible topics for development. Topics should:
Students are encouraged to discuss possible topics with course staff at their convenience, and should have, by the end of Lesson 9, a clear idea of how they expect their resource to perform.
Below are listed areas for which projects hve been developed by former students. Checking within these areas, should give you some idea of topics and scope that meet most of the objectives set forth above.