Free course

Living with the Internet: Online shopping

Free statement of participation on completion

PLEASE NOTE: As part of OpenLearn's ongoing content review, this course will be deleted from the site on Tuesday 23 July 2019. Once this has happened you will no longer be able to view the current content, and the course will no longer appear in your my openlearn profile. This also means that you will no longer be able to download your free statement of participation. If you have already completed the course and earned your statement, we recommend that you download it now so that you have a copy for your records. If you have not yet completed the course and wish to do so, you need to complete it before Tuesday 23 July 2019.

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.

Course learning outcomes

After studying this course, you should be able to:

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.