Digital Technologies in Politics and Governance
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Course code
IFI6200.DT
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Course title in Estonian
Digitehnoloogiad poliitikas ja valitsuses
Course title in English
Digital Technologies in Politics and Governance
ECTS credits
4.0
Assessment form
Examination
lecturer of 2022/2023 Autumn semester
Not opened for teaching. Click the study programme link below to see the nominal division schedule.
lecturer of 2022/2023 Spring semester
Not opened for teaching. Click the study programme link below to see the nominal division schedule.
Course aims
The aim of the course is to provide students with sound understanding of the main perspectives for analysing and specifying digital technologies for policy-making
and governance. Students will get both theoretical knowledge and hands-on experience from working on a number of group assignments.
Brief description of the course
This course focuses on introducing a range of approaches for collecting and using data for well-informed political decision making. Different perspectives will explored based on their capacity to describe, explain, predict, and inform the design process.

The course will include the following modules:
1. Sociotechnical systems
2. Legal and regulatory frameworks
3. Maturity models in information systems
4. Impact assessment
5. E-readiness assessment

The course will be delivered as a combination of lectures and hands-on workshops. Lectures will be used to introduce the main concepts that will then be applied by students in workshops. During the workshops students will be primarily working on group assignments.
Learning outcomes in the course
Upon completing the course the student:
- has an overview of the main issues related to digital technologies implementation in governance;
- understands of the main legal issues;
- understands of the main innovative solutions;
- has ability to solve practical questions in real-life case studies;
- has practical experience of working on group projects.
Teacher
David Jose Ribeiro Lamas
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