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Frisch [E] (G1/G6/D3/F) - European Models of Information-Society &
Introduction:Thursday Oct 10, 2006 ,
18:30-20:00 Location: HS26 HG
Next Units: Oct 24 and Nov 14,
Proposal for Research (email) due: Oct 24, 2006;
Online Mid Term
Test (e-learning): Dec 5, 2006 Example here(here).
Final Term Paper due: Jan 20, 2007
Course Syllabus for News and Announcements:
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Basic Course Objectives
Goals: This course adresses the transformative role of ICT focusing on
ICT policy directions and practices: broadband,
for a European Knowledge Society.
We explore the potential of ICT for the development and economic
restructuring of the EU memberstates and EU-candidate countries. The course introduces students to topics salient to effective governmental adoption and implementation of
initiatives mediated by the Internet, including: e-procurement, e-government, e-living, e-business, e-health, e-licensing,
e-learning, e-privacy, e-security, e-work, e-law, online citizen access to governmental databases, e-democracy
initiatives, both in terms of prerequisites to successful implementation and in terms of organizational
and social impacts of these initiatives.
Recent directions and applications in
Multimedia Information Retrieval, including
(both centralised and WWW-based) document
categorisation, filtering, and metasearching,
will be also explored:
See information retrieval (IR)pdf materials
(Overview). - (Challenges).
for Data-Mining, Semantic IR, Intelligent
Core questions: addressed in the course include what government functions are best implemented through e-government
methods, how e-government initiatives may be evaluated to assess effectiveness, what exemplary practices might improve e-government
effectiveness, what the sociopolitical implications of e-governance are, and how the training of public
administrators must change given new roles emerging due to the rise of digital governance.
Objectives : On completion of this course students should have a conceptual understanding of the key issues
that are of concern to policy-makers, business leaders, governments
and citizens and should be able to: carry out electronic searches to retrieve, manipulate, and present
primary-source documentation in support of a research project.
Instruction Methods: Tutorials, class discussions and e-learning units will be the primary
methods of instruction. The analytical approaches in this course emphasizes on a conceptual
understanding of the role of ICT adaption, drawing upon comparative studies of computerization
and multiple scenario analyses and case studies. Guest speaker from state and non-state - institutions will be featured.
Grading: The grade is based on a presentation and class participation/attendance (30%), a midterm exam (30%),
and a final term paper (40%). Presentations should correspond to a weekly topic.
Garson, G. David (2006). Public Information Technology and E-Governance; Managing the Virtual State. Boston: Jones & Barlett
* All prerequisites, requirements, additional informations and reading materials online
available at: http://www.univie.ac.at/frisch/
Each students is expected to write a short proposal for research (1 page)
and a (min 10 pages) – research report in english. Design and conduct a
search of electronic, mass media, Internet and archival materials for use
as documentary material in support of this term-paper, and demonstrate
basic skills in analysis and interpretation of such materials in an
appropriate academic format.
See an example paper (here).
All direct and indirect quotations must be
properly referenced with either footnotes or
in-text references to a list of publications and
links placed at the end of the paper in an
appropriate academic citing
style and printing format (.doc-template
here). The paper must be edited for spelling
and grammatical errors. Have some information on
how to write a research proposal (.pdf
Email Your Proposal for
Research for approval to instructor due October 24, 2006.
Likely topics can include:
* e-administration Transaction of user-oriented services offered
by public institutions that are based on
information and communication technologies.
* e-democracy Digitally conveyed information (transparency)
and the political influence (participation) exerted
by citizens and business on the opinion-forming processes
of public – state and non-state – institutions
* Convergence and Intellectual Property Rigths, Digital Divides
& e-Voting Issues, Ethical and Legal Issues
Select a research topic
from the list for your term pape here.
Select your research topic related to your intended term paper
(here) and submit
Proposal for Research (e-mail) to lecturer
attaching your Research Proposal (1-2 pages) in appropriate
(scientific printing format -here) using this template and the correct
citation style - here
To receive full credit
you have to use
for your paper this
(.doc-template - here).
Notes & Materials Collection
course will involve extensive reading and
consideration of issues in the field. All
appropriate background reading materials and
examples of completed tasks are accessable through the hyperlinks in this course description.
check also Recommended LINKS2GO
Assignment for next meeting -
Oct 24, 2006 HS 26 - Presentation of Proposal
for Research Topic
Task 1: Subsciption to class 210173 @
http://ww.univie.ac.at/frisch due within 3 days
Task 2: Teach yourself with the "Internet
Tutorial" that you practice your Internet
Information research skills Take
the eTutorial and check the EU-Research
Paper Archive related
Task 3: email to instructor your Research
Proposal for approval (2 pages) including
relevant link list to
instructor for approval before starting to write your term paper.
Task 4: Subscribe to NEP-ICT report (Information & Communication Technologies) currently maintained by Walter Frisch. NEP-ICT delivers annoucements about new working papers in this field to your electronic mailbox
(-here) You will be sent email requesting confirmation, to prevent others from gratuitously subscribing you.