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Wed, 17 Apr 2013, 17:12
<b><i>Go Team</i></b> <--- seriously an answer for my Comp. Sci. assignment worth four marks. FFS.

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Wed, 17 Apr 2013, 17:12
Glad I never had anything like that in the CS program before I left it. That said, there were plenty of other issues — enough to make me go my own way in terms of CS education.
Wed, 17 Apr 2013, 19:41
I've been pinching learning material from other universities!

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Thu, 18 Apr 2013, 00:18
<strong><em>Go Team</em></strong> might have been better, depending on the question, as <b> and <i> are for visual decoration only and provide no indication the the browser that they should be used as emphasis for such things as screen readers.

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Thu, 18 Apr 2013, 02:13
The question may have been, "Show an example of a markup language"
Thu, 18 Apr 2013, 05:47
By now, if it were me not understanding a Jibberish assignment, I would have called the college tutor and said: "Oi, you!... What the **** is this supposed to mean!?". That's what college tutors are there for.
Thu, 18 Apr 2013, 05:54
I would have just answered: "A statement that is displayed as bold/italic, to indicate that someone is encouraging or egging-on a team in a positive way". I would also have added: "An exclamation mark would have also been appropriate in the case of the content within the <i></i> tags".
Thu, 18 Apr 2013, 17:02
Anything web related, is still horribly out dated, and mostly irrelevant, in Universities. It's a real shame.
Fri, 19 Apr 2013, 00:00
It's a real shame.

No it isn't. It means someone in the system realized cloud computing sucks and took the consequence

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Fri, 19 Apr 2013, 01:31
Web development has very little to do with cloud computing.

The actual problem is that most of the content at universities, is years out of date. For most modules, this is a non-issue. Cryptography, networks, AI, algorithms and data-structures; these are areas which have taken decades to develop.

Web development however changes drastically, year on year. If a cyptography module is 10 years out of date, it's a non-issue, as the mathematical foundations will be the same (at undergraduate level). If a web development module is 10 years out of date, it's teaching the latest in IE 6.
Fri, 19 Apr 2013, 02:53
I can't imagine it's all too easy trying to keep a syllabus up to date, though. You have to look at it from their point of view.
They teach what they expect you to need from Day One.
By the time you're even up to Day Three, Web Dev has moved on!!
It's not really their fault, but there does need to be some sort of movable goalpost, as opposed to the set-in-stone methodology that's currently in place.

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Fri, 19 Apr 2013, 07:19
That'll teach me to read properly, I didn't realise that <b><i>Go Team</i></b> was an answer, I mistook it for the actual question. *Wotta Donut*.
Fri, 19 Apr 2013, 14:12
I wonder what would happen if you put the answer as this:-

Question 1.0: You are writing a webpage template, how would you format the text "Go Team" into bold AND italic? [3 points]

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Fri, 19 Apr 2013, 21:40
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Think of it on the bright side. At the average college over here it would probably have been: