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WEBD220 - Web 2.0 Fundamentals

Course Details

Course Code: WEBD220 Course ID: 3854 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Undergraduate

This course provides an introduction to Web 2.0 trends and technologies. Students will profile the various features, tools, communities, and practices available in Web 2.0. Also included is a survey of the concepts, tools, and practices used to build blogs and wikis. The course also reviews the various methods of posting information from the blog into web pages using RSS & Atom techniques. Students will also appraise other Web 2.0 technologies, such as forums, collaborative web sites, discussion boards, and wikis. Students will apply the knowledge gained in this course to design and create blogs and forums. Students must have access to a microphone.

Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Session Weeks
07/27/21 - 12/31/21 01/03/22 - 02/27/22 Winter 2022 Session B 8 Week session
10/26/21 - 04/01/22 04/04/22 - 05/29/22 Spring 2022 Session B 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

After successfully completing this course, you will be able to

  • Describe the trends and the potential of Web 2.0.
  • Create a blog and RSS feed to post content and share headlines.
  • Compare and contrast various types of open source software.
  • Incorporate multimedia into Web 2.0 blog.
  • Identify different wikis used to collaborate.
  • Apply the use of a podcast.
  • Explain the benefits and challenges of hosted services, web applications and social networking.
  • Present a summary of Web 2.0 tools and technologies such as blogs, wikis, forums, podcasts, applications, social network.

Students are expected to maintain routine contact with the instructor throughout the course. While the number of contacts may vary according to the specific course and individual student need, the University requires periodic weekly contacts during the semester. Contact will consist of professor notes, forum interaction, and email feedback. The method of discussion will be on-line related to issues concerning forum assignments, quizzes, assignments, the midterm project and final project.

This course utilizes resources available on various websites. Selected readings will be indicated each week.


The projects for this course are located throughout each Lesson. The projects that are required for grading with this course are created from scratch.


The Forum assignments for this course are designed to promote interactivity among students and enhance the online learning process. The Forum provides maximum flexibility because you do not have to be online at the same time as another person and you can read what other students have written.

Forum Timing: For the forum, you must post your work by midnight on Thursday, continue to follow your classmates' posts for the remainder of the week, and post the follow-up peer responses prior to midnight on Sunday, except for week one. Your follow-up posts can add additional insight to a classmate's opinions or can challenge their opinions. Use examples from the readings, or from your own research, to support your views, as appropriate. Be sure to read the follow-up posts to your own posts and reply to any questions or requests for clarification. You are encouraged to conduct research and use other sources to support your answers.

NameGrade %
Forums 25.00 %
Week 1 Forum 3.13 %
Week 2 Forum 3.13 %
Week 3 Forum 3.13 %
Week 4 Forum 3.13 %
Week 5 Forum 3.13 %
Week 6 Forum 3.13 %
Week 7 Forum 3.13 %
Week 8 Forum 3.13 %
Assignments 50.00 %
Week 2 Assignment 8.33 %
Week 3 Assignment 8.33 %
Week 4 Assignment 8.33 %
Week 5 Assignment 8.33 %
Week 6 Assignment 8.33 %
Week 7 Assignment 8.33 %
Final Paper 25.00 %
Week 8 Final Project 25.00 %

References and resources are found in the Lessons Page of the classroom.

Book Title:Various resources from the APUS Library & the Open Web are used. Please visit to locate the course eReserve.*

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.