E-Commerce and Technology

Categories: Bachelors Year 1
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About Course

This course will provide students with an overview of information systems including hardware and software components, networking, database management, and privacy related issues, security and ethics. Students will learn how businesses and organizations use technology and information systems to make decisions. Microsoft office, office automation, web design, data analytics, cloud computing, cyber security, artificial intelligence  will be explored.

What Will You Learn?

  • Understand the basic requirements of E-commerce from a technology perspective.
  • Gain knowledge of how web design can influence customer's buying habits online.
  • Gain an understanding of how security, privacy, and ethics plays a part of how consumers engage on a website.

Course Content

Welcome to E-commerce and Technology
Class, Welcome to this course. The intent of this course is to offer a background in eCommerce overall from the hardware, software, and networking components, to the tools to be successful within the online market. This course offers a series of videos and articles to read to prepare the learners for the weekly assignments. There will also be an exam at the end of the course that will be over the key aspects of the course.

Grading Rubric
Grading Rubric All assignments are 10 points- 150 points total The final exam is worth 50 points 200 points total in the course.

Week 1 Resources: Information systems overview in E-Commerce
Watch: Information technology eCommerce Systems. (2017). Retrieved from: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aveTzkgSVOQ

Week 2 Resources: Hardware components in information systems in E-commerce
Watch: E-Commerce: Fundamentals of Information Systems. (2018). Retrieved from: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uLud78ZI0YA Information Systems Resources: Networks, Hardware, Software, Data, and People. (2013). Retrieved from: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=68bfOwqnIw4

Week 3 Resources: Software components in information systems in E-Commerce
Watch: E-Commerce: Fundamentals of Information Systems. (2018). Retrieved from: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uLud78ZI0YA Information Systems Resources: Networks, Hardware, Software, Data, and People. (2013). Retrieved from: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=68bfOwqnIw4 What are the technology options & technical components of E-Commerce: Understanding technology aspects. (2019). Retrieved from: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4H6mxMmrCgI

Week 4 Resources: Networking in E-Commerce
Watch: E-commerce: Network and information economy. (2013). Retrieved from: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KIc23njV7xo

Week 5 Resources: Database management in E-Commerce
Watch: Information Systems Resources: Networks, Hardware, Software, Data, and People. (2013). Retrieved from: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=68bfOwqnIw4 Management Information Systems: Data and Databases. (2016). Retrieved from: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oY6Z_SMAIf8

Week 6 Resources: Privacy and Security concerns in information technology in E-Commerce
Watch: Lehman, D. (2018). eCommerce security and privacy Video. Retrieved from: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zeDlRiDvESA

Week 7 Resources: Ethical concerns in information technology in E-Commerce
Watch: Security, privacy, and ethical issues in information systems. (2017). Retrieved from: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kYWV0WQZkOI

Week 8 Resources: How organizations effectively use technology in E-Commerce
Watch: How to build an E-commerce team from scratch: team building for e-commerce. (2019). Retrieved from: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZySikAKE6BQ Technology will change retail shopping: But it’s not what you think. (2016). Retrieved from: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TuD3IerTOms

Week 9 Resources: How does MS Office assist with making decisions in E-Commerce
Read: 8 ways to power-up your retail business with Microsoft Office 365. (2020). https://www.pikselgroup.com/blog/microsoft-office-365-retail-business Uses of Microsoft Word in Business. (2019). Retrieved from: https://smallbusiness.chron.com/uses-microsoft-word-business-60168.html

Week 10 Resources: What is office automation in E-Commerce
Watch: e-Office Automation. (2014). Retrieved from: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hv3pts08Z04 What is office automation? What does office automation mean? (2018). Retrieved from: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IQ0Ff-7qhIQ

Week 11 Resources: Web Design and how it influences decisions in E-Commerce
Watch: E-Commerce web design: How to stand out in 2020. (2020). Retrieved from: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ojgjlotElbw Top 10 E-commerce website design trend 2020. (2020). Retrieved from: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ju6w--FVcMs Note: this video just shows the various website designs that are trending in 2020.

Week 12 Resources: The basics of data analytics in E-Commerce
Watch: 3 essential analytics insights for eCommerce business. (2019). Retrieved from: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u0VGHfTxsNw E-commerce analytics: An introduction. (2019). Retrieved from: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qsUd_uxhtuU Using data analytics to track customer product purchase behavior for ecommerce. (2017). Retrieved from: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EoKl2zdEmE8

Week 13 Resources: Cloud computing considerations in E-Commerce
Watch: 5 reasons for adoting cloud in eCommerce. (2019). Retrieved from: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TcaNuhJhN6s eCommerce in the cloud. (2014). Retrieved from: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DSGyol92VqU What is the E-commerce cloud? (2018). Retrieved from

Week 14 Resources: Cyber security in E-Commerce
Watch: Digital cybersecurity competency: Steps to protect your e-Commerce business. (2020). Retrieved from: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RjRJF9ilM1s

Week 15 Resources: Artificial intelligence in E-Commerce
Watch: Drollette, D. (2017). AI disruption in e-commerce. Retrieved from: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X2FTclM89VQ Artificial intelligence and machine learning in E-commerce: Global tech council. (2019). Retrieved from: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kivU3VP1PqY