COIT20250 - E-Business Systems
Term 2 - 2017


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Overview

The business world has witnessed the digital revolution at the beginning of 1990's. Since then, significant business growth has been driven by the Internet; and organisations without e-business (electronic business) strategies will lose the chance to be competitive in this dynamic digital marketplace environment. Therefore, companies need to interact with their suppliers, customers and partners in an electronic medium such as online, mobile or social platforms. The objective of this unit is to provide students with an in-depth understanding and knowledge of using e-business from day to day business operations to strategic level. The unit will help students to obtain a high level understanding of the ICT infrastructure supporting e-business as well as knowledge of different e-business models and systems. Students will also have an opportunity to develop a small-scale e-business prototype web site using open source technologies.

Details

Career Level Postgraduate
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band 2
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125

Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Prerequisite: COIT20248 Information Systems Analysis and Design

Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Offerings

Term 2 - 2017
  • Brisbane
  • Distance
  • Melbourne
  • Rockhampton
  • Sydney

Website

This unit has a website, within the Moodle system, which is available two weeks before the start of term. It is important that you visit your Moodle site throughout the term. Go to Moodle

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 6-credit Postgraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.

Class Timetable

Assessment Overview

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Portfolio 30%
2. Presentation 20%
3. Practical and Written Assessment 50%

This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%). Consult the University’s Grades and Results Procedures for more details of interim results and final grades.

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  • Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework)
  • Review of Grade Procedure
  • Academic Misconduct Procedure
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  • Monitoring Academic Progress (MAP) Policy and Procedure – International Students
  • Refund and Excess Payments (Credit Balances) Policy and Procedure
  • Student Feedback – Compliments and Complaints Policy and Procedure
  • Acceptable Use of Information and Communications Technology Facilities and Devices Policy and Procedure

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Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.

Feedback Source Recommendation
Course content, structure and its delivery Student evaluations, teaching staff and self reflection No change is required as most of the students and the teaching staff are very happy with the current course content, structure and its delivery method.
Course assessment Student evaluations, teaching staff and self reflection Assessment structure will be kept as it is as most of the students and the teaching staff are very happy with it. There are many positive comments about the assessment preparation tools provided on the Moodle course web site such as Joomla open source system.
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
  1. Articulate the recent developments in e-business industry and its likely future directions.
  2. Compare and explain various types of e-business infrastructure technologies, business models, and payment and security systems in a corporate setting.
  3. Formulate and critically evaluate the impact of e-business strategies on organisational processes and outcomes.
  4. Demonstrate the technical research skills to assess existing and emerging e-business technologies to transform organisations for competitive advantages.
  5. Develop the ability to work independently and contribute as a member of team employing appropriate interpersonal, professional and technical communication skills.
  6. Interpret the legal, ethical, social and cultural issues that affect the use, design, and implementation of e-business systems.
  7. Build e-business prototype solutions using open source technologies.

Australian Computer Society (ACS) recognises the Skills Framework for the Information Age (SFIA). SFIA is in use in over 100 countries and provides a widely used and consistent definition of ICT skills. SFIA is increasingly being used when developing job descriptions and role profiles.
ACS members can use the tool MySFIA to build a skills profile at https://www.acs.org.au/professionalrecognition/mysfia-b2c.html
This unit contributes to the following workplace skills as defined by SFIA. The SFIA code is included:
  • Emerging Technology Monitoring (EMRG)
  • Systems Integration (SINT)
  • Change Management (CHMG)

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes

Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
1 - Portfolio  
2 - Presentation  
3 - Practical and Written Assessment  

Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes

  • Professional Level
  • Advanced Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
1. Knowledge
2. Communication
3. Cognitive, technical and creative skills
4. Research
5. Self-management
6. Ethical and Professional Responsibility  
7. Leadership            

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes

  • Professional Level
  • Advanced Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
1 - Portfolio  
2 - Presentation
3 - Practical and Written Assessment

Prescribed Textbooks

E-Commerce 2016: Business, Technology, Society
Author/s: Laudon, K.C. & Traver, C.G. Year: 2016
Edition: 12th Edition: Global Publisher: Pearson Education Limited
City: Harlow State: Essex
Country: United Kingdom
View textbooks at the CQUniversity Bookshop

IT Resources

You will need access to the following IT resources:
  • CQUniversity Student Email
  • Internet
  • Unit Website (Moodle)
All submissions for this unit must use the Harvard (author-date) referencing style (details can be obtained here). For further information, see the Assessment Tasks below.
Unit CoordinatorRaj Sandu (r.sandu@cqu.edu.au)
Note: Check the Term-Specific section for any additional contact information provided by the teaching team
Week Begin Date Module/Topic Chapter Events and Submissions
Week 1 10-07-2017

Introduction to E-Commerce

1


Week 2 17-07-2017

E-Commerce Infrastructure

2


Week 3 24-07-2017

Building an E-Commerce Presence

3

Portfolio assessment begins

Week 4 31-07-2017

E-Commerce Security and Payment Systems

4


Week 5 07-08-2017

E-Commerce Business Strategies

5


Vacation Week 14-08-2017

-- MID-TERM BREAK --



Week 6 21-08-2017

E-Commerce Marketing and Advertising

6

Group Presentations

Week 7 28-08-2017

Social, Mobile, and Local Marketing

7

Group Presentations

Week 8 04-09-2017

E-Commerce Retailing and Services

11

Portfolio assessment due

E-Portfolio Due Friday (08 Sep 17) 11:45 PM AEST
Week 9 11-09-2017

B2B E-Commerce

12

Group Presentations

Week 10 18-09-2017

Online Media & Online Communities

9 & 10

Group Presentations

Week 11 25-09-2017

Ethics, Law, and E-Commerce

8


Week 12 02-10-2017

Revisiting the reflexive and experiential learning journey and final assessment preparation


Practical and Written Assessment due

E-Business Prototype Website Solution and Report Due Friday (06 Oct 17) 11:45 PM AEST
Review/Exam Week 09-10-2017
Exam Week 16-10-2017


Raj Sandu

400 Kent Street, Sydney 2000
M +61 401 439 579 | E r.sandu@cqu.edu.au

1 Portfolio

Assessment Title E-Portfolio
Task Description

This is an individual assessment. In other words, the e-portfolio is to be maintained by every student individually.

The e-portfolio assignment aims to enhance your weekly learning and teaching as per the weekly topic and maximise your engagement with the unit resources (please see weekly topics under Schedule in this unit profile).

As a learning tool, e-portfolio will enable you to accumulate evidence of your learning during the term. In this assignment, you are required to research at least three references (two academic and one general; and published within the last 3 years) that are relevant to the topics covered in each week from teaching Week-3 to Week-8. You will briefly describe and relate the academic sources to the topics covered in that week. You will enrich your weekly e-portfolio with relevant illustrations, video clips, and other multimedia applications as well. As a total you need to have 6 e-portfolio documents, and each e-portfolio carries 5 marks. The length of each weekly e-portfolio should be approximately 500 words.

In this assignment you will use Mahara as a learning tool for your e-portfolio. Please refer to the Moodle unit website for detailed instructions on how to use the Mahara portfolio and the assessment criteria.

For more detailed information on this assessment please refer to the Moodle unit website.

Assessment Due Date Week 8 Friday (08-Sep-2017) 11:45 PM AEST
Return Date to Students Within two weeks of submission
Weighting 30%
Assessment Criteria

The detailed description of the e-Portfolio is accessible on the Moodle unit website which will include information on how it will be assessed.

Referencing Style Harvard (author-date)
Submission Online

via Mahara and Moodle using Secret URL

Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

1. Articulate the recent developments in e-business industry and its likely future directions.

2. Compare and explain various types of e-business infrastructure technologies, business models, and payment and security systems in a corporate setting.

3. Formulate and critically evaluate the impact of e-business strategies on organisational processes and outcomes.

4. Demonstrate the technical research skills to assess existing and emerging e-business technologies to transform organisations for competitive advantages.

5. Develop the ability to work independently and contribute as a member of team employing appropriate interpersonal, professional and technical communication skills.

6. Interpret the legal, ethical, social and cultural issues that affect the use, design, and implementation of e-business systems.

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

1. Knowledge

2. Communication

3. Cognitive, technical and creative skills

4. Research

5. Self-management

6. Ethical and Professional Responsibility



2 Presentation

Assessment Title Presentation
Task Description

This is a group-based assignment for on-campus students.

E-Business is the main driver for any business today. E-Business related tools, technologies, and applications have been rapidly changing over the last ten years. To be competitive in the market, e-business system users need to follow up on the innovations and new industry developments in a timely manner.

So, the aim of this assignment is to improve your industry based practical research skills as well as team based working and learning. In this assignment, as future ICT professionals, you are required to research e-business systems related to innovations and new developments in the industry and prepare a presentation as a group of 4 members during the class time. You need to research industry magazines (online and offline) and web sites focused on innovations and developments in e-business systems. Your presentation should cover the content from an industry and practical point of view rather than theory. Your presentation document should be prepared by using PowerPoint slides (maximum 30) including all references.

Distance students: The time of the presentations and communication technology employed will be determined on an individual basis. Please contact the unit coordinator well in advance.

For more detailed information on this assessment please refer to the Moodle unit website.

Assessment Due Date As per schedule
Return Date to Students Within two weeks of submission
Weighting 20%
Assessment Criteria

The detailed description of presentation is accessible on the Moodle unit website which will include information on how it will be assessed.

Referencing Style Harvard (author-date)
Submission Online
Group submission

Presentation Documents via Moodle; Presentation in Class

Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

1. Articulate the recent developments in e-business industry and its likely future directions.

2. Compare and explain various types of e-business infrastructure technologies, business models, and payment and security systems in a corporate setting.

3. Formulate and critically evaluate the impact of e-business strategies on organisational processes and outcomes.

4. Demonstrate the technical research skills to assess existing and emerging e-business technologies to transform organisations for competitive advantages.

5. Develop the ability to work independently and contribute as a member of team employing appropriate interpersonal, professional and technical communication skills.

6. Interpret the legal, ethical, social and cultural issues that affect the use, design, and implementation of e-business systems.

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

1. Knowledge

2. Communication

3. Cognitive, technical and creative skills

4. Research

5. Self-management

6. Ethical and Professional Responsibility

7. Leadership



3 Practical and Written Assessment

Assessment Title E-Business Prototype Website Solution and Report
Task Description

This is your major assignment and can be done in a group of 4 members.

The aim of this major assignment is to give you the opportunity to practice and demonstrate the knowledge that you have gained in this unit as well as your skills and experience by developing an authentic prototype website solution for a small business. Hence, this assessment gives you the best opportunity for you to learn by doing and working in a team environment.

Today it is a fact that e-business websites are an integral part of any business operation for competitive as well as survival reasons. We have high expectations of you and therefore as a future ICT professional you need to be able to show your intellectual capability by providing a prototype website solution for a small business of your choice in any industry type. This is critical, so you can use cutting edge and state of the art technologies available on the Internet as open sources to carry out your required work.

This assessment is comprised of two parts:

Part-1 (20 marks): You need to develop an e-business prototype website solution using open source technologies in any industry of your choice for a small business.

Part-2 (30 marks): You need to write an e-business report on the proposed business of your choice. This report should include (but is not limited to) the following elements such as,

  • e-business proposal/planning,
  • e-business strategies,
  • e-business model(s),
  • e-business marketing,
  • e-business infrastructure (such as hardware, software, resource requirements),
  • e-business payment system(s),
  • e-business legal, security, privacy and other issues that need to be taken into account, and
  • e-business benefits that will be derived from the implementation of your e-business prototype website solution.

You are encouraged to use critical thinking, innovative ideas, and your imagination to produce your e-business prototype solution. It is expected that you will demonstrate your learning, integration and incorporation of the knowledge that you have acquired during this unit.

For more detailed information on this assessment please refer to the Moodle unit website.

Assessment Due Date Week 12 Friday (06-Oct-2017) 11:45 PM AEST
Return Date to Students On Certification of Grades Day
Weighting 50%
Assessment Criteria

The detailed instructions of this assessment are accessible on the Moodle unit website which will include information on how it will be assessed.

Referencing Style Harvard (author-date)
Submission Online
Group submission

via as per instructions on the Moodle unit website

Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

2. Compare and explain various types of e-business infrastructure technologies, business models, and payment and security systems in a corporate setting.

3. Formulate and critically evaluate the impact of e-business strategies on organisational processes and outcomes.

4. Demonstrate the technical research skills to assess existing and emerging e-business technologies to transform organisations for competitive advantages.

5. Develop the ability to work independently and contribute as a member of team employing appropriate interpersonal, professional and technical communication skills.

6. Interpret the legal, ethical, social and cultural issues that affect the use, design, and implementation of e-business systems.

7. Build e-business prototype solutions using open source technologies.

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

1. Knowledge

2. Communication

3. Cognitive, technical and creative skills

4. Research

5. Self-management

6. Ethical and Professional Responsibility

7. Leadership




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