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G53DDB Developments in Digital Business
(Last Updated:03 May 2017)

Year  06/07

Total Credits: 10

Level: Level 3

Target Students:  Final year E-commerce and Digital Business degree students  Available to JYA/Erasmus students.

Taught Semesters:

Spring Assessed by end of Spring Semester 

Prerequisites: Or equivalent experience.

G51IDB Introduction to Digital Business 

Corequisites:  None.

Summary of Content:  This module will consider contemporary aspects and developments in digital business. As this area is changing rapidly the content of the module will vary from year to year to reflect these changes. In the Academic Year 2001-2002 the topics included: (1) Virtual organisations and virtual enterprises, (2) Electronic Funds Transfer, (3) The delivery of entertainment media, (4) Third generation mobile phones, and (5) Electronic financial markets. Module Web Links:
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  • Method and Frequency of Class:

    ActivityNumber Of WeeksNumber of sessionsDuration of a session
    Lecture 12 weeks2 per week1 hour

    Activities may take place every teaching week of the Semester or only in specified weeks. It is usually specified above if an activity only takes place in some weeks of a Semester

    Further Activity Details:

    Method of Assessment: 

    Assessment TypeWeightRequirements
    Exam 1 75 2 hr written examination 
    Coursework 1 25 1 essay 

    Dr H Nilsson

    Education Aims:  This module aims to give students an understanding of contemporary issues in the application of communications technology to the business world.

    Learning Outcomes:  Knowledge and Understanding To know of recent effective uses of communications technology and understand the reasons for their success. To understand the technology behind recent and predicted advances in internet based services. To know about the recent developments in Digital Business, to understand the effects of such developments in historically similar situations and make predictions based on this information. Intellectual Skills To assess the opinions and predictions of journalists and professionals involved in Digital Business To acquire and evaluate information on the recent developments in Digital Business. Professional Skills Transferable Skills To communicate effectively in writing. To retrieve information from appropriate sources (e.g. learning resource centre, internet etc)

    Offering School:  Computer Science

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