Module title: Digital Business Environments

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

Module code: INF09413
Module leader: Colin Smith
School School of Computing
Subject area group: Creative and Social 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 web-based 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 ethical, legal and regulatory contexts.
LO6: Produce work in a time-constrained environment and in the format of a report.

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