Introduces students to the principles and practices of e-commerce to enable students to gain theoretical understanding of elemental issues of e-commerce systems and practical ability to launch and maintain e-commerce. Students will have opportunities to evaluate existing Web sites to enhance their understanding and develop prototypes of e-commerce Web sites to gain hands-on experience.
Topic 1: Introduction to e-commerce
Topic 2: Business models for e-commerce
Topic 3: E-commerce websites
Topic 4: Technology infrastructure for e-commerce
Topic 5: Web server hardware and software
Topic 6: Marketing on the Web
Topic 7: B2B activities, auctions and m-commerce
Topic 8: E-commerce environment: International, legal, ethical and tax issues
Topic 9: E-commerce security
Topic 10: Implementation of e-commerce security
Topic 11: Electronic payment systems
Topic 12: Planning for e-commerce
Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.
Learning outcomes and graduate attributes
|On completion of this unit, students should be able to:||GA1||GA2||GA3||GA4||GA5||GA6||GA7|
|1||describe the history and the current status of e-commerce||Intellectual rigour||Creativity||Knowledge of a discipline||Lifelong learning|
|2||demonstrate a basic understanding of the technology and the communication infrastructure upon which e-commerce systems are built||Intellectual rigour||Creativity||Knowledge of a discipline||Lifelong learning|
|3||describe business issues in e-commerce environment||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline||Lifelong learning|
|4||identify management issues associated with building e-commerce systems||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline||Lifelong learning||Cultural competence|
|5||identify the security, key legal, taxation and ethical issues associated with e-commerce and how to deal with them.||Creativity||Ethical practice||Cultural competence|
- Schneider, GP, 2015, Electronic Commerce, 11th edn, Course Technology Cengage Learning, Boston MA USA. ISBN: 978-1-285-42543-6.
Teaching and assessment
|Lecture online 1 hour (12 weeks)|
|Exam: closed book||50%|
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