Title: Teaching the technology of electronic commerce: what should students and faculty know?

Authors: Kenneth A. Griggs

Addresses: CalPoly, College of Business, San Luis Obispo, CA 93407, USA

Abstract: This paper is an exploration of the issues in teaching and learning essential electronic commerce technology. The paper defines the technology and describes a framework, consisting of a set of core concepts and themes, required for competency as well as a set of concrete skills. Recent research and EC employment trends are cited and a model for a lab-based EC course is proposed. In addition, a curriculum model based on website development stages is described in the paper. The current electronic commerce technology market is examined to provide a basis for the selection of the product offerings of particular vendors, as candidates for inclusion in an electronic commerce programme.

Keywords: electronic commerce; e-commerce; technology competency; applied technology training; learning.

DOI: 10.1504/IJIL.2003.003612

International Journal of Innovation and Learning, 2003 Vol.1 No.1, pp.24 - 35

Published online: 24 Sep 2003 *

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