Media on the Web
level of course unit
second cycle, Master
Learning outcomes of course unit
Once this module is completed the students will have detailed knowledge of the general structure of media and also the fundamental differences between the various audio-visual formats (pixels / vector graphics, video, audio). The students will know the methods and processes of media presentation and embedding, and will be able to build up, unaided, complex web applications with media reference on the basis of standard or proprietary technologies or Flash.
The students will become conversant with services that can be used for individual communication (IP telephony, video conferencing) and also for mass communication (WebRadio, WebTV) and the technical background of the services.
prerequisites and co-requisites
In this course, instruction is given in basic topics in the area of media and the web. Emphasis is placed on the following: media fundamentals (script, pixels / vector graphics, video, audio); media presentation and embedding on the web with standards (SMIL, SVG, HTML5, 3D, etc.) and proprietary systems (Flash, etc.); multimedia applications and services: services for individual communication (e.g. IP telephony, video conferencing technique, collaborative media) and for mass communication (e.g. WebRadio, WebTV).
In the exercise component of the course the theoretical content acquired in the lecture component will be illustrated using practical examples and implemented within the context of a small project to be completed in a team.
recommended or required reading
- Z.-N. Li, M. S. Drew: Fundamentals of Multimedia, Pearson Education, 2004.
- R. Steinmetz, K. Nahrstedt: Multimedia: Computing, Communication & Applications, Pearson Education, 2001
assessment methods and criteria
language of instruction
number of ECTS credits allocated
planned learning activities and teaching methods
Lecture, presentation and task discussion
semester/trimester when the course unit is delivered
name of lecturer(s)
Prof. (FH) Dr. Mario Döller
year of study
recommended optional program components
course unit code
type of course unit
compulsory (integrated lecture)
mode of delivery