Course Description

The goal of this course is to familiarize students with a wide range of issues related to information systems, with a particular focus on their technological aspects. The course focuses on e-government as a domain for exemplifying the theoretical notions introduced in the course, but the observations drawn from this particular domain can be easily generalised to other domains of interest such as tourism or IT. The relation of the course topics to the particular interests of the participants will be explored during the main module.

Learning Objectives

After completing the course, the student will:

  • understand the way information systems are supporting organizations and governments around the world
  • acquire a basic understanding of the core state of the art technologies used in information systems
  • learn about emerging technology trends
  • have an insight into the various types of e-government paradigms and how they relate to the underlying technologies)

Teaching Methods

Combination of lectures, case studies, group work, computer-based hands-on sessions and project work.