MSYS221-17S (NET)

Entrepreneurial Electronic Commerce

20 Points

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Waikato Management School
Te Raupapa
Department of Management Systems

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Paper Description

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At a fundamental level, electronic commerce involves the exchange of products, services and information using the internet. However, electronic commerce involves much more today and has had a dramatic change on the way in which we connect with business, government, and each other. This paper provides an introduction to all aspects of electronic commerce.

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Paper Structure

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The ordering of lectures aligns with MSYS121 and MSYS221-16B. S06 is deliberately missing. There are 11 Online Lectures, plus S00 which is an introduction to the course.

Online Access and Submission of Coursework:

The Moodle System is your main point of access for downloading all materials (Online Tests, Practicals and Assignment, Files, PowerPoint Slides and Videos). Moodle is also used for the Online Discussions.

The MyWeb system is where you submit your work (Online Tests, Practicals and Assignment).

The Moodle system can be accessed directly, or via a link on your MyWeb course page.

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Learning Outcomes

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Students who successfully complete the course should be able to:

  • Define and describe fundamental concepts and types of E-Commerce, with examples.
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  • Distinguish among the different types of E-Commerce.
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  • Recognise, identify and explain social impacts of E-Commerce, including ethics and personal risk.
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  • Analyse a business or government entity to identify how E-Commerce can be used to enhance performance.
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  • Apply basic E-Commerce technical skills to web site design, in social networks and web services and in building mobile apps.
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Assessment

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This paper is internally assessed. There is no final examination.

Assessment Items and Learning Outcomes Alignment:

On successful completion of this paper, students are expected to be able to:Online Tests 1@15%, 1@20% 35% Discussions 4 @ 4.5% 18%Assignment 23%Practicals 6 @ 4% 24%
Define and describe fundamental concepts and types of E-Commerce, with examples.
Distinguish among the different types of E-Commerce.
Recognise, identify and explain social impacts of E-Commerce, including ethics and personal risk.
Analyse a business or government entity to identify how E-Commerce can be used to enhance performance.
Apply basic E-Commerce technical skills to web site design, in social networks and web services and in building mobile apps.

Grades Required to Pass
In order to pass this paper you must obtain at least a C grade overall.

Assessment guidelines (rubrics) are provided in the following section.

Online Tests

There are two tests: The tests are administered online and are held at 7pm NZT to accommodate students who have clashes or work fulltime. Test 1 covers Sessions 1-6 and Test 2 covers Sessions 7-12; material from the practicals is not included. You will not have much time in the tests to refer to notes and most questions will test your understanding and application of class concepts, not your memory. If you are taking the test from home, you must do it on your own, by yourself, without help from anyone else. Otherwise, you will be cheating. WMS Labs are available if you wish to do the tests on campus. The test is made up of short answer questions (60%) and multiple choice and true/false questions (40%).

Sample Test: There is a sample test to practice on. Many problems that students have had with the online tests are because they have not practiced using the sample test. If you choose to not practice using the sample test, that is your choice – but know that any problems you have with the online test because you did not practice are your responsibility. We suggest you download the sample test and practice it under test conditions. That is, allow yourself 65 minutes and experience the test environment before you start the real test. You can submit your sample test using MyWeb.

Accessing and Downloading Tests: The tests can be downloaded from your Moodle page.

Online Discussion
An important part of this paper will be your contribution to an online discussion forum which consists of four discussion topics. The paper schedule provides the timing for the discussions. Each discussion question is open for three days.

How to access the discussion:
Go to Moodle. Discussion 01 is in Week 2. First, read the Discussion 01 material. Then, click on Discussion 01 – look for the icon. Note that you can only open the discussion during the period when it is available.

How to contribute:
You should contribute to each topic within one day of it being posted. There are two ways to contribute to the discussion:

1. Add a new discussion topic, which starts the discussion.

2. After that, simply reply to any of the previous comments.

You will not receive a good grade if all you do is post a reply and leave. A student may lose marks if they post something and then don’t answer questions or respond to comments. Engagement in the discussion is very important, as it is external evidence of your involvement.

Discussion groups:
Students can expect to be organised into groups of up to 20 for the discussions.

Individual Assignment
There is one individual assignment for this paper. This assignment allows the student to apply both theory and practice to a real-life situation. Details can be found on MyWeb under Files. There is additional work in this assignment for MSYS221-17S.

MSYS121-17SMSYS221-17S
Website Assignment (100%)Part 1 - Website Assignment (50%)
Part 2 - Essay (50%)

Assignment Submission and Turnitin:
All assignments submitted through MyWeb are assessed using the TurnItIn plagiarism tool. This application can identify material that has been copied from the Internet, publications, and similar assignments submitted for assessment at this and other institutions. You are advised to reference all material you take from other sources.

Note that there is a 9MB limit for your files for WebSubmit. The Survival Guide explains how you can reduce the size of your document.

Marking:
The marking criteria for this assignment will be as follows:
For the Website part of the assignment (MSYS121-17S and MSYS221-17S Part 1), the marking criteria are as for the Practicals rubric. For the MSYS221-17S Part 2 assignment, the marking criteria are as for the Test rubric.

Practicals
The technical content of the paper will be introduced through your Practicals involving hands-on computer work. The objective of the Practicals is for you to attain a basic level of competency in designing and building websites along with learning about Google Sites and mobile apps.

There are six Practicals. Each Practical will involve pre-practical reading and planning, along with practical activities and the completion of the Practical hand-in sheet. You should expect to spend up to five hours on each practical. Each practical has its own specific marking guide, with a more general marking rubric.

If you have any questions concerning the practicals, email the tutor.

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Assessment Components

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The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 1:0. There is no final exam. The final exam makes up 0% of the overall mark.

The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 1:0 or 0:0, whichever is more favourable for the student. The final exam makes up either 0% or 0% of the overall mark.

Component DescriptionDue Date TimePercentage of overall markSubmission MethodCompulsory
1. Practical 1
8 Jan 2017
6:00 PM
4
  • Online: MyWeb
2. Practical 2
15 Jan 2017
6:00 PM
4
  • Online: MyWeb
3. Practical 3
22 Jan 2017
6:00 PM
4
  • Online: MyWeb
4. Practical 4
29 Jan 2017
6:00 PM
4
  • Online: MyWeb
5. Practical 5
5 Feb 2017
6:00 PM
4
  • Online: MyWeb
6. Practical 6
12 Feb 2017
6:00 PM
4
  • Online: MyWeb
7. Discussion 01
15 Jan 2017
6:00 PM
4.5
  • Other:
8. Discussion 02
22 Jan 2017
6:00 PM
4.5
  • Other:
9. Discussion 03
29 Jan 2017
6:00 PM
4.5
  • Other:
10. Discussion 04
5 Feb 2017
6:00 PM
4.5
  • Other:
11. Sample Test
20 Jan 2017
8:10 PM
0
  • Online: MyWeb
12. Test One
19 Jan 2017
8:00 PM
15
  • Online: MyWeb
13. Test Two
15 Feb 2017
8:05 PM
20
  • Online: MyWeb
14. Assignment
12 Feb 2017
6:00 PM
23
  • Online: MyWeb
Assessment Total:     100    
Failing to complete a compulsory assessment component of a paper will result in an IC grade
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Required and Recommended Readings

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Recommended Readings

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All necessary materials are provided – online lectures, articles and exercises.

There is no required or recommended textbook – as textbooks date very quickly in this field and most examples do not apply to the New Zealand context.

However students will be encouraged (especially for the discussion questions and Part 2 of the MSYS221-16S assignment) to search for relevant material on the Internet.

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Other Resources

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The Survival Guide can be downloaded from Moodle. This should answer most (hopefully all) of your questions about the paper. If you cannot find the answers to your questions here, then please contact the tutor first of all, then the paper convener.
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Online Support

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Viewing online sessions

  1. Be organised. Set aside an uninterrupted time for viewing. Have the relevant PowerPoint session open.
  2. Take breaks along the way. The goal is to understand the material, not to get through it as fast as possible. Each video is about 7-10 minutes in length. Take a break, stretch, walk around, then come back after 1-2 videos.
  3. Take notes – many important things are explained that are not in the PowerPoint slides.
  4. When you encounter an activity, pause the session and complete the activity yourself before continuing. For example, watch an online clip.
  5. Watch the sessions in order. Start with S00 - Introduction. Then S01, S02 etc.

Communications
With an online paper, clear expectations and good communication channels are important.

  1. Our reply policy. We will seek to reply to questions within one working day (that is, Mon-Fri). For example, a question asked on a Saturday night will probably not be answered until Monday.
  2. For questions about Practicals and Discussions, contact the tutor by email. loganj1000@hotmail.com
  3. For questions about Tests and Assignment, contact the convenor by email. jtb@waikato.ac.nz
  4. For any other questions/problems, contact the tutor by email. loganj1000@hotmail.com
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Workload

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Overall, students can expect to spend about 150 hours in total for this paper - about 20 hours per week. Of course, because the course is online, students have greater flexibility in their use of time; as long as they meet the assessment deadlines. As an approximate guide for a week, 10 hours online and 10 hours on study and assessments. Since there is one Practical and one Discussion each week, the workload is steady and students only need to allow extra time to study for the two tests and prepare their assignment.
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Linkages to Other Papers

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Prerequisite(s)

Corequisite(s)

Equivalent(s)

Restriction(s)

MSYS121

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