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About the Certificate

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  1. Why are we offering a new concentration and a certificate in ecommerce
    enabling technologies?
  2. How many courses are required?
  3. How do I register for the courses ?
  4. Who is eligible for this certificate?
  5. What kind of software skills are required for this program?
  6. What is the schedule of courses?
  7. Should I have to take all courses, or can I just take the courses I like?
  8. How can I become a student at Ohio University?
  9. Can I take this program part-time?
  10. Can I take this program online?

About eCommerce

Table of Contents

  1. What is eCommerce?

  2. What are the enabling technologies for eCommerce?

  3. What is all the hype about eCommerce?

  4. What is the difference between B2C and B2B?  

  5. What is brick-and-mortar and brick-and-click company?

  6. Where can I find books related to eCommerce?

  7. Where can I find magazines related to eCommerce?

  8. Where can I find conferences related to eCommerce?

  9. Where can I find online tutorials related to eCommerce?

  10. What are some of the corporations working on eCommerce?

     

1. Why are we offering a new concentration and a certificate in ecommerce 
     enabling technologies?

Newest technologies have transformed the Internet into the primary medium for the development and distribution of software applications. At the same time, electronic commerce in its various formats (B2C, B2B, and G2B) has become the primary focus of attention for the overwhelming majority of the corporate world. This has forced people to consider eCommerce as the next revolution in the history of our civilization. Academia is adjusting rapidly to this new reality. Ohio University's School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, with the generous support of EDS, the recognized global leader in ensuring clients achieve superior value in the Digital Economy, is able to bring the latest eCommerce technologies to the classroom. We have developed four new courses that are offered to qualified students across campus in the form of a new concetration track and a certificate in the eCommerce Enabling Technologies. This offers our students the opportunity to be exposed and trained in the theory and tools of the new economy. 

We believe that we have developed a unique program as it is the only one in the country that concentrates primarily on the technologies and tools that enable the development and the deployment of eCommerce applications.  

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2. How many courses are required?

At this time the track is made out of the following four courses:
For Winter 2001
EE 491/591   Electronic Commerce Fundamentals.
EE 492/592   Designing eCommerce Applications with XML, ASP and UML.

For Spring 2001
EE 493/593   Enterprise Java Technologies in eCommerce Appl. Development.
EE 494/594   B2B Marketplaces and the eCommerce Enterprise. 

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3. How do I register for the courses ?

Seating is limited.
Please contact  professor Vassiliadis in his office (Stocker #343) to arrange for an interview. Top priority will be given to students who will commit to the entire certificate. 

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4. Who is eligible for this certificate?

You must enroll and pass the entire sequence of the four courses in order  to receive the certificate.

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5. What kind of software skills are required for this program?

 The ability to think and work in OOP is a necessary prerequisite.

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6. What is the schedule of courses?

For 2001, there will be two courses offered in the Winter and two
in the Spring.

At this point the first course during the winter of 2001 is
scheduled for:
        

Class ID Title Call # Credit Hours Days Time
EE590 A01 ECOMMERCE W/XML,ASP,UML 05942  4 Tu Th 2:10PM to 4:00PM
EE590 A02 ECOMMERCE FUNDAMENTALS  05944 4 MWF
W
1:10PM to 2:00PM
11:10AM to 12:00PM
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7. Should I have to take all courses, or can I just take the courses I like?

Taking and passing all 4 courses of the track is the only way with which you will be awarded the eCommerce Certificate. Participating in the entire track is strongly encouraged and students enrolled for the entire track  are given the highest priority in enrollment.

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8. How can I become a student at Ohio University?

Please visit the web site  of Ohio University' Admissions Office for more information on this question .
                http://www.ohiou.edu/admissions/ 

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9. Can I take this program part-time?

Please contact the program director at:  vassilia@ohio.edu

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10. Can I take this program online?

This is part of our plans.
We hope that eventually we will be able to offer this program online. 

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About eCommerce

1. What is eCommerce?

  • The selling of products or services using the Internet.

  • It incorporates customers, suppliers, distributors and manufacturers all 
    connected electronically.

  • It is extended to customer support, marketing, and sales.

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2. What are the enabling technologies for eCommerce?

  • CRM - Customer Relationship Management

  • ASP  - Active Server Pages

  • J2EE - Java 2.0 Enterprise Edition (with Servlets, 
                 JavaServer Pages, and Enterprise JavaBeans)

  • XML - Extensible Markup Language

  • UML - Unified Modeling Language  

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3. What is all the hype about eCommerce?

The tremendous response to eCommerce from both the public and the corporate world has forced people to consider it as the next revolution in the history of our civilization.

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4. What is the difference between B2C and B2B?

  • B2C: Consummers shop from either virtual or real stores using the internet.

  • B2B: Products or services are exchanged between corporations.

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 5. What is a brick-and-mortar and what is a brick-and-click company ?

  •  Brick-and-Mortar:  A business of the old economy that does not have a representation on the web yet.

  • Brick and Click: A business of the old economy that already has a web presence.

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6. Where can I find books related to eCommerce?

Click to see the list of eCommerce Books and Publishers.

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7. Where can I find magazines related to eCommerce?

Click to see the collection of eCommerce Magazines .

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8. Where can I find conferences related to eCommerce?

Click to see the list of Conferences on eCommerce.

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9. Where can I find online tutorials related to eCommerce?

Click to see the On-line eCommerce Tutorials

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10. What are some of the corporations working on the eCommerce field ?

Click to see some leading Corporations in the eCommerce field  

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Last updated:November 01, 2000