This course is designed for those who wish to explore the potential benefit to their company offered by the world-wide web. It will provide hands-on experience with what it really means to provide interactive content on the world-wide web. Participants will leave this course with an understanding of the major issues in interactive web software. At a minimum, they will be able to evaluate the work of specialists in the area and to assess the potential benefits of this technology for their companies. Those with a more advanced background should expect to leave the course with the skills required to independently design and author interactive web applications such as Java applets for the Netscape web browser.
The course will be taught as an intensive laboratory subject. Daily lecture sessions describing the course content will be paired with extensively supervised laboratory assignments. Participants will gain significant hands-on experience using the basic tools of this technology.
Those with an interest in realizing or understanding the potential of the World-Wide Web within their own business endeavors. No prior programming experience will be assumed.
This course is designed for executives and managers who wish to explore the potential benefit to their company offered by the world-wide web. An explicit goal of this course is to provide its participants with programming literacy sufficient to enable them to evaluate or author web artifacts and applications.
Lynn Andrea Stein is Associate Professor of Computer Science and a member of the Artificial Intelligence Laboratory at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Her interests span the fields of software agents, human-computer interaction and collaboration, object-oriented programming, cognitive robotics, and common sense reasoning.
Professor Stein has received numerous awards including the Ruth and Joel Spira Teaching Award, the National Science Foundation Young Investigator Award, and the General Electric Foundation Faculty for the Future Award. She is an Executive Councilor of the American Association for Artificial Intelligence and chairs its Symposium Committee. She is also a Founding Fellow of the KISS Institute for Practical Robotics.
This course is a part of Lynn Andrea Stein's Rethinking CS101 project at the MIT AI Lab and the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.