Web Dev 1F: Introduction to Web Dev and Database
Students in the Web Development and Database Management class are introduced to relational web databases using the open-source software MySQL/phpMyAdmin.
The learning outcomes associated with this class have been WASC-accredited by UCSD Extension College Exploration.
At Fab Lab SD, we used this approach to make sure that students will get to learn the concepts of database management while using tangible examples that are of high interest for the students. For example, students create websites with databases by first creating a website that is of interest to them. The students learned about the structure of web databases and database management. For the web development portion of the class, we used WordPress, an open-source software along with WAMP local servers and a commercial web server to make sure we cover all the bases. The students learned how to install, use and customize WordPress websites. While working with the WordPress functions, they also worked with web standards and web elements.