Sharon Boyle

Module Description

This module will explore eBusiness with particular emphais on eCommerce and current trends. Issues such as marketing, law, security and the logistics of running an eCommerce website will be addressed. Students will investigate how marketing and eCommerce contribute to the success of a business. An eCommerce presence will be established with a focus on planning, usability and design using an open source content management system.


Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to

1. Evaluate existing eCommerce websites and establish their main components

2. Describe eBusiness models and revenue streams

3. Describe how site design and marketing contribute to the success of an eBusiness

4. Discuss the security implications of online transactions and data storage

5. Recognise the legal implications of conducting business on-line

6. Design and implement an eCommerce website using a content management system

7. Investigate the significance of social computing and its relevance to eBusiness

8. Incorporate interactive features into site design


Module Description

This module provides the learner with a foundation in developing content for interactive media environments. Planning, capturing and preparing digital content. Designing and publishing of a multimedia product or web site. Considering usability and accessibility issues in design.


Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to

1. Appreciate the basic concepts and principles of multimedia systems.

2. Explain and apply design principles for multimedia.

3. Identify the appropriate hardware and software for the acquisition, production, deployment and distribution of multimedia content.

4. Employ industry standard tools for multimedia content production.

5. Demonstrate an ability to plan, capture and manipulate images and video.

6. Design, develop and publish a multimedia product or web site, applying usability and accessibility principles.


Module Description

This module will critically appraise contemporary issues in Early Childhood Education and Care. Dominant debates pertaining to childhood development and training, professionalisation of the sector, theoretical underpins of current National and International ECEC policy will be examined. Media coverage of key incidents pertaining to ECEC will be critical reviewed as they emerge. Globalisation and the Information Age are considered as the context that young children grow up in and inputs will consider the potential impacts of technology upon childhood development.


Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to

1.  Discuss emerging knowledge pertaining to the ECEC sector.

2.  Demonstrate an awareness that the ECEC context is not static and is influenced by external factors.

3.  Discuss the use of Information Communication Technologies in the ECEC setting as a learning and communication tool when working with children, parents, the community, colleagues and other professionals.

4.  Define the meaning of 'professionalism' in the ECEC sector.



This module examines the implementation of database driven web-sites. Client applications, web services, hosting issues and content management systems will be researched. User Experience (UX) and techniques for audience engagement (including landing pages) will be examined. Contextual projects in these key areas will be completed.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Articulate the core concepts of User Experience Design.
  2. Explain the components of a database driven website.
  3. Critically evaluate hosting options and the technologies required to implement an innovative website.
  4. Build and host a website using a leading contemporary content management system.
  5. Design and implement a landing page in conjunction with a specific marketing strategy. (Semester 2)
10 Credit Module, 100% Assessment