Jessica Chen

Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Science in Computer Science


School of Computer Science and Engineering

First Advisor

Schubert, Keith

Second Advisor

Botting, Richard

Third Advisor

Gomez, Ernesto


The project developed eBay Learning Center System (ELCS), a web-based application that provides current and potential eBay users a way to learn about the many functions of the popular online auction and shopping web site and be successful eBay traders. ELCS provides end users with online tutorials, available both in multimedia and text formats, and methods of communicating with system administrators and other users by means of a message box and a discussion forum to facilitate learning and collaborative problem solving. The system employs current technologies such as SQL, HTML, ASP.NET, VBScript, XML, ODBC, and ADO.