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Online shopping think of it as a shopping centre in cyberspace, with online auctions as the car-boot sale in the car park. This free course, Living with the Internet: Online shopping, will help you understand how to use online shopping sites, how to ensure that you are using the best sites and the best ways to protect your security.
After studying this course, you should be able to:
- describe and use safely eBay and Amazon
- describe some of the technologies that underpin online shopping and auctions
- approach new tasks involving online shopping and auctions with more confidence.
- Current section: Introduction
- Learning outcomes
- 1 Introducing eBay
- 2 How to do it – eBay
- 3 What's going on with eBay
- 4 The eBay phenomenon – what it means
- 5 Online shopping – a beginner's guide
- 6 How to do it – online shopping
- 7 What's going on with online shopping
- 8 Online shopping – what it means
- Keep on learning
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Living with the Internet: online shopping
Online shopping – think of it as a shopping centre in cyberspace, with online auctions as the car-boot sale in the car park. This course will help you understand how to use online shopping sites, how to ensure that you are using the best sites and the best ways to protect your security.
This OpenLearn course provides a sample of level 1 study in
This free course includes adapted extracts from an Open University course which is no longer available to new students. If you found this interesting you could explore more free Information and Communication Technologies courses or view the range of currently available OU Information and Communication Technologies courses.
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Originally published: Thursday, 17th March 2016
Last updated on: Thursday, 17th March 2016
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