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Course SummaryBusiness 202: Introduction to E-Commerce has been evaluated and recommended for 3 semester hours and may be transferred to over 2,000 colleges and universities. With this self-paced course, you get engaging lessons, expert instructors who make even the most challenging e-commerce topics simple, and an excellent resource for getting a head start on your degree.
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The course objective is to examine the history and evolution of electronic commerce and analyze its impact in business today. You will examine current e-commerce systems, software, and issues in the field.
Your grade for this course will be calculated out of 300 points. The minimum score required to pass and become eligible for college credit for this course is 210 points, or an overall course grade of 70%. The table below shows the assignments you must complete and how they'll be incorporated into the overall grade.
|Proctored Final Exam||200|
Quizzes are meant to test your comprehension of each lesson as you progress through the course. Here's a breakdown of how you will be graded on quizzes and how they'll factor into your final score:
- You will have 3 attempts to take each quiz for a score.
- The highest score of your first 3 attempts will be recorded as your score for each quiz.
- When you've completed the course, the highest scores from your first 3 attempts at each quiz will be averaged together and weighed against the total possible points for quizzes. For instance, if your average quiz score is 85%, you'll receive 85 out of 100 possible points for quizzes.
- After your initial 3 attempts, you can take a quiz for practice as many times as you'd like.
- You will need to pass each quiz with a score of at least 80% to earn course progress for the lesson. However, it is not necessary to earn 80% within the first three quiz attempts.
Proctored Final Exam
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- You'll earn points equivalent to the percentage grade you receive on your proctored final. (So if you earn 90% on the final, that's 90 points toward your final grade.)
- If you're unsatisfied with your score on the exam, you'll be eligible to retake the exam after a 3-day waiting period.
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Upon completion of the course, you will be able to:
- Explain the foundation, evolution, and importance of Electronic Commerce.
- Describe the hardware, software, and database infrastructures that allow Electronic Commerce to function.
- Analyze the impact that Electronic Commerce has on business models, strategies, and marketing.
- Identify Business-to-Consumer, Business-to-Business, Consumer-to-Consumer, and E-Government Commerce.
- Evaluate and criticize the legal, ethical, privacy, and security risk management issues impacting Electronic Commerce.
There are no prerequisites for this course.
Business 202: Introduction to E-Commerce consists of short video lessons that are organized into topical chapters. Each video is approximately 5-10 minutes in length and comes with a quick quiz to help you measure your learning. The course is completely self-paced. Watch lessons on your schedule whenever and wherever you want.
At the end of each chapter, you can complete a chapter test to see if you're ready to move on or have some material to review. Once you've completed the entire course, take the practice test and use the study tools in the course to prepare for the proctored final exam. You may take the proctored final exam whenever you are ready.
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This course has been evaluated and recommended by both ACE and NCCRS for 3 semester hours in the lower division baccalaureate degree category. To apply for transfer credit, follow these steps:
- If you already have a school in mind, check with the registrar to see if the school will grant credit for courses recommended by either ACE or NCCRS.
- Complete Business 202: Introduction to E-Commerce by watching video lessons and taking short quizzes.
- Take the Business 202: Introduction to E-Commerce final exam directly on the Study.com site.
- Request a transcript to be sent to the accredited school of your choice!
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|Technological Foundations of E-Commerce||List the basic elements of the Internet and World Wide Web; recall how programming languages create web pages; differentiate between intranet, extranet, and connectivity; define the concept of cloud computing.|
|Origins of E-Commerce||Define electronic commerce; list key developments during the history of the Internet; recall the three waves of e-commerce evolution; describe m-commerce and e-business enhanced businesses.|
|E-Commerce & Web Services||List the online shopping software applications that allow customers to buy products; recall the software applications that let sellers manage products, logistics, consumer data and business information; explain the benefits of customer relationship management applications.|
|E-Commerce Software & Applications||Define and assess the applications of enterprise resource planning, knowledge management and customer relationship management; explain the purpose of web usability testing and identify the best practices for the website navigation design.|
|Payment Systems for E-Commerce||Define electronic fund transfers and how checks are processed; differentiate between payment methods and types of credit; identify payment processing service providers; summarize digital currency.|
|Internet & Information Security||Recall the importance and components of information security; list the internal and external threats that negatively impact sellers and consumers; recall the benefits of having security protocols, tools and applications.|
|Online Retailing||Explain conversion funnels and the strategic planning process; understand the purpose of SWOT analysis; outline e-commerce revenue models and the concept of marginal revenue; differentiate between traditional retail and e-commerce; assess the pros and cons of strategic alliances in business; analyze value chains.|
|Selling to Customers Online||List the prominent e-commerce revenue models; define cannibalization and explain how to prevent it; understand the importance of usability and customer service in the online environment; identify other sources of revenue, including online auctions, revenue sharing and affiliate marketing.|
|Selling to Businesses Online||Define B2B e-commerce, strategic sourcing, outsourcing and offshoring; recall the importance of effective logistics and supply chain management; show how data and goods can move between businesses.|
|Digital Marketing & E-Commerce||Define marketing, digital marketing, brand awareness and the consumer decision-making process; recall the goals of product promotion, marketing mix and ad campaigns; name the social media channels that impact e-commerce and tell how these channels are incorporated into a marketing campaign.|
|Legal Issues in E-Commerce||Recall the legal duties and obligations online businesses have for protecting consumers' rights and private information; list the major laws restricting sales and marketing to children; recall duties and obligations online businesses have for protecting the intellectual property rights and reputations of individuals and businesses; list several specific items that cannot be sold online and/or shipped to customers.|
|Ethical Issues in E-Commerce||Recall the duties and obligations online businesses have for protecting private information; list the primary consumer rights online sellers must protect; define cyber crime; demonstrate the ethical standards contained in a business code of conduct.|
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