IN4150 – Digital Ecosystems
Schedule, syllabus and examination date
Changes in the course due to coronavirus
Autumn 2020 we plan for teaching and examinations to be conducted as described in the course description and on semester pages. However, changes may occur due to the corona situation. You will receive notifications about any changes at the semester page and/or in Canvas.
Spring 2020: Teaching and examinations was digitilized. See changes and common guidelines for exams at the MN faculty spring 2020.
The course provides an introduction to advanced theory, which enables students to analyze and critically reflect on digital ecosystems. The course will also present various cases that illustrate different types of digital platforms and ecosystems, and how these ecosystems can be managed and further developed.
The course also provides introduction to cloud services and an overview of development platforms typically used by businesses in connection with the establishment of digital platforms and services.
After taking the course you will:
- have in-depth knowledge of and be able to apply relevant theories to understand digital ecosystems and platforms including network effects, multilateral markets, path dependence and network governance
- have knowledge of innovation platforms and transaction platforms and their management and further development
- be able to propose and evaluate management models for digital platforms and ecosystems
- be able to suggest and evaluate strategies for establishing and developing value-creating digital ecosystems
- be able to analyze and evaluate various digital ecosystems
- be able to critically reflect on socially relevant challenges with global platforms and ecosystems
Admission to the course
Students who are admitted to study programmes at UiO must each semester register which courses and exams they wish to sign up for in Studentweb.
If you are not already enrolled as a student at UiO, please see our information about admission requirements and procedures.
Students in the Master`s program Informatics: Digital Economics and Leadership will prioritized.
Recommended previous knowledge
- 5 credits overlap with IN5430 – IT and Management.
2 hours of lectures and 2 hours of seminar lessons each week. The teaching is based on a mixture of theory lectures and active work with relevant learning cases.
Submission of mandatory assignments is required. Read more about requirements for submission of assignments, group work and legal cooperation under guidelines for mandatory assignments.
The course grade is based on the following assessments:
- Groupbased project assignments: 40%
- Individual home exam: 60%
Both parts of the exam must be passed, and must be passed in the same semester. Mandatory assignments must be approved prior to the exam.
Language of examination
You may write your examination paper in Norwegian, Swedish, Danish or English.
Grades are awarded on a scale from A to F, where A is the best grade and F is a fail. Read more about the grading system.
Resit an examination
Students who can document a valid reason for absence from the regular examination are offered a postponed examination at the beginning of the next semester. Re-scheduled examinations are not offered to students who withdraw during, or did not pass the original examination.