Web technology and databases


Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

The module will introduce the students to basic web technology, database construction, data modelling, and modelling of search tools. The module consists of a combination of lectures and hands-on exercises to introduce the students to specific tools and methods for constructing databases and web technologies.

Learning objectives


In the module the students will acquire knowledge of:
  • Web technologies and their use in knowledge organization
  • Databases and their use in knowledge organization
  • Search engines


In the module the students will acquire skills in:

  • Selecting, adapting and evaluating web technologies for knowledge organization
  • Construction of databases and search tools
  • Carrying out data modeling, for instance by means of UML or ERD’s


In the module the students will acquire competences in:

  • Taking an analytical, reflective and critical approach to applying web technologies,
  • databases for knowledge organization
  • Reflecting on own practice and documentation hereof
  • Identifying own learning needs and structuring own learning in relation to applying webtechnologies, databases for knowledge organization



Name of examWeb technology and databases
Type of exam
Written exam
The test takes the form of a set take-home assignment to be handed in after 3 days. In the test, the student completes a designated task within the subjects covered by the course. The assignment paper must demonstrate that the student fulfills the objectives for the module stated above.

The assignment paper may not exceed 10 pages.
Assessment7-point grading scale
Type of gradingInternal examination
Criteria of assessmentThe criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination Policies and Procedures

Facts about the module

Danish titleWeb technology and databases
Module codeKAINFOAR186
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
7. semester
Language of instructionEnglish
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module


Study BoardStudy Board of Communication and Digital Media
DepartmentDepartment of Communication and Psychology
FacultyFaculty of Social Sciences and Humanities