The Institute for Global Electronic Commerce
UMBC, IBM Toronto, IBM Paris, Elron Electronics Industries, Ltd. (Israel) and Rutgers-Newark are core members of an alliance that recognizes the power, potential and possibility of electronic commerce to rewrite business, industry and education. They have founded The Institute for Global Electronic Commerce (IGEC), designed to address the pressing research, education and training needs of the global marketplace.
The Institute brings together university scholars, business leaders, and leading-edge thinkers to promote the electronic transmission of commercial transactions. This "think tank" enterprise will focus on areas such as computer-human interaction, legal issues, encryption, security and public policy.
The Global Politics of Electronic Commerce and Electronic Commerce are two in a series of university courses offered through the Institute. The University of Maryland Interactive Video Network (ivn) and the Maryland Distance Learning Network (mdln)
The IVN and the MDLN are interactive video networks that link all campuses of the University of Maryland, [Maryland] community colleges, high schools and research laboratories via digital compressed and full bandwidth fiberoptic links for the purpose of intercollegiate teaching and meeting. Dialup ISDN circuits enable connections to be made from our instructional television classrooms to corporate, military and other academic sites worldwide.
Global Electronic Commerce Courses
Global Electronic Commerce is exploding around the world. A paperless, almost instant world of commerce has been created through recent, breakneck advances in information technology, including the Internet, network software, search engines, websites, satellites and wireless communications.
Now, everything is for sale online, from travel and financial services to banking, books, music, groceries and even medical information and diagnosis. This world of new and exciting applications is changing the way business takes place, and electronic commerce hopes to reduce product and service costs and improve customer response time and quality.
Thus, implementing initiatives in electronic commerce is emerging as a vital business strategy in the Information Age. How should this commercial revolution be guided? What issues need to be resolved? How should the technology be developed and managed?
The Global Politics of Electronic Commerce
April 6-June 8, 1998
Tuesdays, 6:00-8:30 p.m.
Principal Instructor: James A.R. Johnson, Deputy Director, Global Information Infrastructure Commission and Visiting Research Associate, IGEC, UMBC. He is the head of the USA delegation to the G-7 Electronic Policy Group.
Main location: IGEC, The University of Maryland, Baltimore County
This course will be taught at UMBC and broadcast to Rutgers University and IBM Toronto.
The Global Politics of Electronic Commerce hopes to capture for the historic record the actual creating of global policies that will shape the twenty-first century. Invited lecturers are headliners in the global electronic marketplace who share experiences based on their organization's actual work in forging the policies, standards, and expectations for the world of global electronic commerce.
This course will be a living review of the public policy developments occurring around the world which are shaping the legal, regulatory and policy environment for the global electronic commerce marketplace. Lectures are delivered by nationally and internationally recognized industry and government experts representing U.S. government agencies, state governments, foreign governments, international treaty organizations, information technology business-industry associations, and technology companies.
By attending course lectures, and studying, online, current policy documents in development, students have a rare opportunity to become engaged in dialogue shaping a new society.
April 7: Dr. Ira Magaziner
April 14: Thomas Kalil
april 21: Jeffrey Ritter, Esq.
April 28: still open
May 5: Dr. Michael Nelson
April 28: still open
May 5: Dr. Michael Nelson
May 12: Mr. Donald Abelson
May 19: Dr. Patrick Vittet-Philippe
May 26: Mr. Frank Ciluffo
June 2: Dr. Daniel Greenwood
June 9: still open
Electronic CommerceApril 7-June 9, 1998
Wednesdays, 6:00-8:30 p.m.
Principal Instructor: Dr. Nabil R. Adam, Professor of Computer and Information Systems; Director of the Center for Information Management, Integration, and Connectivity (CIMIC) at Rutgers University, and member of the Department of Computer and Information Science, NJIT.
Main location: CIMIC, Rutgers University, Newark Campus
This course will be taught at the Rutgers University and broadcast to UMBC and IBM Toronto.
Electronic Commerce refers to business activities involving consumers, manufacturers, service providers, and intermediaries using computer networks such as the Internet. This class serves as an introduction to electronic commerce, and divides its time by discussing the three principle tenets of this discipline: business, technical and policy issues. Interdisciplinary in nature, the course will cover a wide range of topics, and is designed to attract a diverse audience. Guest lecturers from a wide range of disciplines will provide expertise on the topics listed below. The only prerequisite is a working knowledge of the Internet.
It is recommended that you register at least ten days before the starting date of the course to allow time for confirmation and parking permits to be sent to you. You are not officially registered in a class until payment has been received.
CEU Course Credit 2.5 CEUs will be awarded at completion of either course.
Four easy ways to register
Refund policy: Students who cancel prior to the first meeting will be refunded their tuition less a $25 processing fee.
(No refunds will be granted after the first meeting.)