COIT20269 - Mobile Web Apps

General Information

Unit Synopsis

This unit shows you how to design and implement dynamic mobile web apps that allow complex user interaction and build on knowledge of responsive web design. You will examine the viability of web apps versus native apps, with particular attention being paid to cross platform considerations using tools such as Apache Cordova, implementing web middleware using server-side tools such as Node.js and integrating these with cloud databases to store mobile data. The business drivers for mobile portals will also be discussed, as will the social impact of mobile technology. Research skills will be introduced as a means of keeping up to date with the changing mobile development landscape.

Details

Level Postgraduate
Unit Level 9
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band SCA Band 2
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Pre-Req: COIT20268 Responsive Web Design

Anti-Req: COIT20231 Mobile Computing

Important note: Students enrolled in a subsequent unit who failed their pre-requisite unit, should drop the subsequent unit before the census date or within 10 working days of Fail grade notification. Students who do not drop the unit in this timeframe cannot later drop the unit without academic and financial liability. See details in the Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework).

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Unit Availabilities from Term 3 - 2022

There are no availabilities for this unit on or after Term 3 - 2022

Attendance Requirements

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Assessment Overview

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 6-credit Postgraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.

Assessment Tasks

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Previous Feedback

Term 1 - 2020 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 4.1 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 35.29% response rate.

Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.

Source: Course feedback
Feedback
More resources for Node, MongoDB and Express are required.
Recommendation
Links to learning resources on node, MongoDB and express be added.
Action Taken
Links, supplementary documentation and clearer instructions in lab classes were provided and/or updated. Instead of Problem-Based Learning, a Solution-Based Learning environment will be used in tutorials to address the issue.
Source: Tutor and students' informal feedback
Feedback
Some of the tutorial examples/solutions did not work due to the new version of the software (Apache Cordova).
Recommendation
Update tutorial documentation and solutions to work with new versions of software, as well as provide guidance to students on dealing with version changes themselves.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Student evaluations, teaching team reflections
Feedback
The rapid development of new mobile web app technologies makes it hard to keep the unit content up to date for different platforms.
Recommendation
Include cross-platform development approaches (e.g. Google Flutter) as well as other new technologies (e.g. micro-services, API gateways) in the unit. This will impact IT resources.
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes
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