Web Communication & Information Systems PT
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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

not applicable

course contents

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

Final examination

language of instruction


number of ECTS credits allocated


course-hours-per-week (chw)


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

not applicable

course unit code


type of course unit

compulsory (integrated lecture)

mode of delivery

In-class course

work placement(s)

not applicable