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Web-Based Information Systems

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Learning outcomes of course unit

In this module students acquire knowledge about how to apply web-based information systems in the private, economic and public sector. In this context they are familiar with the main elements of content-oriented and communication-oriented information systems and standard application scenarios. This knowledge enables them to assess the potentials of existing and developing technologies and they can use it when creating concepts for new applications.

prerequisites and co-requisites

Successfully completed courses of the previous semester

course contents

Classification of web-based information systems
Analysis of content-oriented and communication-oriented information systems by looking at their typical characteristics and examples of application
Knowledge about representative examples of individual types of web-based information systems
Application of web-based information systems using case examples in the business environment (“Enterprise 2.0”) and internet (“Web 2.0”)
The course is mainly held as a lecture, though it also includes interactive elements such as demonstrations and exercises. Therefore, it can be considered an integrative course. As a result, it requires slightly less preparatory and follow-up work during the periods of non-attendance compared to a standard lecture.

recommended or required reading

- Silberberger, H.: Collaborative Business und Web Services.- Springer, 2007
- Meier, A.; Stormer, H.: Collaborative Business und Web Services.- Springer, 2009
- Kollmann, T.: E-Business: Grundlagen elektronischer Geschäftsprozesse in der Net Economy.- Gabler, 2008
- Koch M.; Richter A.: Enterprise 2.0: Planung, Einführung und erfolgreicher Einsatz von Social Software in Unternehmen.- Oldenbourg, 2009
- Back, A. Gronau, N; Tochtermann, K.: Web 2.0 in der Unternehmenspraxis: Grundlagen, Fallstudien und Trends zum Einsatz von Social Software.- Oldenbourg, 2009

assessment methods and criteria

Written final examination (multiple choice and open questions), group work and/or presentations

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planned learning activities and teaching methods

Lecture, group work, presentation and task discussion

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name of lecturer(s)

Director of Studies

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recommended optional program components

not applicable

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mode of delivery

In-class course

work placement(s)

nicht zutreffend