Participation is defined as regularly attending class (not just for filling a seat) and asking and answering useful questions which further contribute to the subjects discussed in each session. To this end, it is strongly recommended, that participants do indeed read the assigned chapters and WWW pages BEFORE class, so that questions may be asked and good discussions takes place. Program Participants should make an effort to contribute useful information on regular occasions
Contributions can also be made by identifying resources on the WWW that would be useful to the class. These contributions can be made in the form or emailing information to the professor, or bringing to class various articles and documents. If you do send an email, DO NOT just send the URL - you should make a summary, in your own words, as to why the article is useful and how it contributes to what we are discussing in class. Really good emails could be worth 2, 3 or possibly even 4 marks.
Class participation / contribution will be calculated on a per incident basis so students should plan on trying to have something useful to say, or contribute at least once every second or third class.
Class participation marks can also include one or two small quizzes done in class - if you are not present that day - you will lose the mark for the quiz.
Do not leave class
participation to the end of the course. All class participation marks will
be finalized 1st week in April
To be done as an individual.
Using search engines (see www.witiger.com/ecommerce/searchengineissues.htm
) examine 5 online business web sites from a
selected category (ie. tourism, sports, trout fishing, pick-up trucks, doll collecting etc.). You may want to choose a category similar to the one you will be working with for your Storefront Project. Rank the sites according to a system to show how you rate them - for example, a star system where 5 stars is the best.
Discuss each site using the following criteria to make comments.
When you finish this assignment, you should put something on the Web Report Assignment page to allow me to know it is done, eg., like "finished Feb 2"
Create a simple business plan , whereby you are marketing your own expertise and or products. Keep in mind the critical analysis you did of sites for your web report and integrate the best elements observed at leading commercial sites.
These storefronts need to demonstrate the following basic elements:
This small project is for exploring and organizing your skills and abilities as you develop an online ebusiness presence. It is a "warm-up" to the Team Web Site Project. You should be able to do this Storefront with a minimum of "fuss". Demonstrate your approach to creative problem-solving by the ways in which you organize and represent yourself. Use your imagination.
When you finish this project, you should put something on the Storefront Project page to allow me to know it is done, eg., like "finished Feb X"
If some of the features look better in Netscape, or I.E., then put a note at the top of your page saying, "looks best viewed in Netscape", or "looks best viewed in Internet Explorer"
Print out the first page
of the assignment, and hand it in to me - it is on this page that I will
make comments, and hand it back to you.
|Plagarism||Please understand that it is OK to use material and images from other websites, BUT, if you do not explain from where you got this material, it will be considered plagarism - furthermore, if you cut and paste code off other sides to produce effects on your page, such as drop down menus, scrolling text boxes etc, - you must explain where you obtained this from, unless you learned how to do it yourself.|
The team cannot include 4 people because experience has shown that this does not work often and not everyone can substantiate that they worked equally on the tasks. Each group is responsible for personal problems in the group - you have to work them out yourself.
This project cannot be done
by a single person. Your are responsible for making contact with some other
student as part of the project, so that nobody does this alone.
|TEAM PROJECTS||Many professors have students do assignments and projects in class in teams. The purpose is to replicate the real work environment when you graduate. These days, many marketing and business activities are done on a project basis among different people in a company and among people of different companies. Being able to work well on a team is important to being hired, and keeping a job in the new Millenium.|
Your main job is to make pages, and upload to your learn.senecac.on.ca account images and text that show an example of what a real web site would look like for a SME that would want to go on the net.
You are welcome to look at real-life examples of companies you know, but do not copy those pages - make your own. Everything about this website should look real - except you are not responsible for creating a working shopping cart for taking credit cards since the details of setting up a payment system is not part of the learning objectives for this course.
The best way to get a good mark on this project is pick a subject which is realistic and allows you to address all the tasks. Do not spend a lot of time fussing with pictures and colours, work on the business aspects.
When you are finished your project, put the names of all the group members on the first page. For the people in the group who are NOT hosting the site, make sure they have a link to the site so when I go to their page, I can see where the project is.
When everything is uploaded and it is ready for marking, put "finished, April xx" on the main page so I will now it is done. If you are not finished by the due date, I will mark what you have done, but I will not mark additional changes you make after the due date.
Remember, there is no final
exam in this course, you should work hard on this project since it is the
major mark of the course. This is a 6th semester course, you should be
conscientious about the quality of your work.