CSIS 151: Introduction to XML Authoring    

Fall 2013: CRN 108-- Online-only class


Welcome to the information page for CSIS 151. Please send your email address to me at dvantassel@gavilan.edu so I will be able to contact you as needed. 

You will be able to access the course by August 26, 2013 or before, or if you e-mail me after enrolling for the class, I will set up an account for you and you can start on the course earlier. Click on the log on button below and follow the instructions. I will accept late Adds to the course. You must log on and begin the course by posting your first discussion item or you may be dropped to make space for students wishing to add. Please contact me by email if you have any questions.

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Dennie Van Tassel, dvantassel@gavilan.edu
Office hours: Sundays 4 - 7:30 PM (Fall/Spring semesters only)

CSIS Department

Date, Time & Place: This class meets entirely online. During the Summer 6-week session, I will be at the Morgan Hill site on Monday/Wednesday/Thursday evenings. You can get help on the course during those days. Students will be required to complete assigned readings, writings, online discussion, quizzes or exams, and projects each week. There will be weekly due dates, but students may log on to complete work at any time during the week. 
Description: This course provides an introduction and overview of eXtensible Markup Language (XML) and XML related technologies used to develop content and manipulate data for commercial web sites. XML is a revolutionary language which is rapidly becoming a Web development standard for business-to-business transactions, and for database manipulation and searching. The class will cover well-formed and valid XML documents, namespaces, schemas, cascading style sheets (CSS), and XSLT. This course has the option of a letter grade or credit/no credit. May be repeated three times for credit.
Objectives: Students will learn how to create Web pages using XML.   XML is the standard way to create valid Web pages used for database work. CSIS 151 transfers to both UC and CSU.
Web Orientations: The Gavilan Library will offer several orientations to online courses during the first two weeks of the semester. If you have never taken an online course, this orientation will provide critical information to help you be successful in this class. If you are unable to attend an orientation on campus, an online tutorial will be available. For more details see the schedule of orientations
Texts: The texts being used for the current semester are listed below. These may change:
New Perspectives on XML- (2nd edition) Comprehensive by Patrick Carey, Course Technology ISBN 1-4188-6064-6
The books are available in the Gavilan bookstore or online.
Syllabus: For more details, you can see the class syllabus for the current semester.

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Last updated: August 05, 2013
Please email dvantassel@gavilan.edu  for questions or comments. (revised)