Online course on the spread and impact of e-voting starts soon

This spring the Johan Skytte Institute of Political Studies conducts an online course “SVJS.TK.003. Diffusion and Impact of Internet Voting” in English. The course duration is eight weeks from 13 March 2017 to 07 May 2017.

The course is targeted primarily at non-ICT students and professionals who are active on the labour market, studying or working in Estonia and interested in broadening their knowledge of the e-government in general and internet voting in particular.

During the course the following topics will be dealt with:

·         Principles of operation and development of the Estonian e-government so far;

·         Development of internet voting and patterns of use today;

·         Impact of internet voting on voter turnout and election results;

·         Interesting behavioural aspects of participants in the elections.

A wealth of unique materials on internet voting are used in this course: for example, survey data covering the 10-year history of internet voting; anonymised log data on voting sessions and official election results. Considering the trends in e-government and e-governance, completion of the course is useful primarily for understanding and getting to know the architecture of e-government.

The course takes place on the basis of weekly video lectures and study materials. Participants who successfully pass the weekly tests get a certificate of the University of Tartu.

Watch the short video introducing the MOOC.

Registration is open at https://goo.gl/6bf2r7 until 15 April 2017.

The e-course is funded with the support of the Estonian Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications from the European Social Fund programme “Increasing Digital Literacy”.

Additional information: Anna Beitane, anna.beitane@ut.ee.

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