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Online Publishing


In this course, we will familiarize ourselves with state-of-the-art online publishing techniques and relevant cultural issues. This entails both a technical and theoretical component: hands-on practice with online publishing tools are balanced by a meaningful theoretical reflection on the phenomena discussed. The students will learn to plan, create, setup and manage a website.

This course focuses on students who want to improve their technical skills concerning Online Publishing. It is possible to take only one module, since there is no sequentiality in this course.




Course ID

  • Language of the course: English
  • Author: Prof. Dr. Frederik Truyen and Ms. Caroline Stockman
  • Institute of education: KU Leuven - Faculty of Arts
  • Course level: Masters
  • Course intensity: 10 weeks at a rate of 3 hours a week
    • weblectures: 11hrs
    • readings: 6hrs
    • recommended time spending on this course to process the knowledge and skills: 12hrs
  • Date of the course: August 2012

Course Characteristics

  • Content

This course contains the following modules:

It is recommended to take the course following the modules in your web browser. However, if you want to download a zip-file containing the (mostly Open) Educational Resources belonging to this Open Course on Online Publishing, click this link.

  • Learning outcome

This course aims to familiarize students with the issues concerning online publishing. It has a technological as well as a theoretical component. 

The technological part of the course aims to prepare the student to planning and managing a website. After completion of this course, the student will be able to analyze, critique, and propose improvements to website interfaces, prepare a navigation plan and a visual concept, and create websites using WYSIWYG authoring/editing software, demonstrating an in-depth understanding of HTML and CSS.
The theoretical component aims to enable students to reflect and form an educated opinion on evolutions within the field of electronic publishing. It introduces students to theory and applications of social software, dynamic web sites, the online publishing sector and copyrights.

  • Prior knowledge

You should have basic computer skills before starting to take this Open Course in Online Publishing. If you need help with this, see the website "Informatiewijzer" (in Dutch). If you don't speak Dutch, this website might help you.