Core Module Information
Module title: Digital Business Environments

SCQF level: 09:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: INF09113
Module leader: Colin Smith
School School of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment
Subject area group: Applied Informatics


Description of module content:

Online business models.
Digital business strategy and impacts.
Online marketplace analysis.
‘Search’ and ‘Social’ ecosystems in the online environment.
e-Procurement and digital supply chains.
Mobile platforms and location-based services.
Design approaches.
Privacy and trust issues.
Legal and regulatory frameworks.
Emergent issues in digital business.

Learning Outcomes for module:

Upon completion of this module you will be able to
LO1: Distinguish between concepts, tools and applications of digital business.
LO2: Apply analytical tools to assess online marketplaces.
LO3: Synthesise theoretical as well as practical issues relating to strategy for the web.
LO4: Evaluate and select options for online platforms and marketing for a business, in the context of trust and privacy.
LO5: Understand the implications of ethical, legal and regulatory contexts for digital business.

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2022/3, Trimester 2, FACE-TO-FACE, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: FACE-TO-FACE
Location of delivery: MERCHISTON
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Colin Smith
Module Organiser:

Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
Learning & Teaching methods including their alignment to LOs.
This module is delivered via a series of lectures, tutorials and lab-based practicals (LO1-LO5).

Formative Assessment:
Formative oral feedback is provided during student seminar activities and discussion of tutorial work. This is done on an individual, group-by-group, and whole-class basis. (LO1-LO5).

Summative Assessment:
Summative assessment of individual work occurs in weeks 7 and 14 with, respectively, the submission of a first individual report (LO1-LO3) and a final individual report (LO1-LO5).

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 22
Face To Face Tutorial 22
Independent Learning Guided independent study 156
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Report 30 1,2,3 7 HOURS= 00.00, WORDS= 2000
Report 70 ALL 14/15 HOURS= 00.00, WORDS= 3000
Component 1 subtotal: 30
Component 2 subtotal: 70
Module subtotal: 100