IS 490EG E-Government

This course examines the strategies, practices, and technologies of electronic government. Governments worldwide are integrating computer-based technologies into the centerfold of public administrative reforms to digitize the delivery of services and the process of governing. E-Government relies on information technology (IT) to automate and transform the processes to service citizens, businesses, governments, and other constituents. The course focuses on understanding models of delivering services through IT-enabled processes, open government, security issues, technologies, and economic evaluation. The course will feature emerging topics on Smart Cities and Internet of Things and the development of next generation broadband Internet networks. Lessons learned in the course can be applied to public organizations, nonprofit organizations, and civil society.

Learning objectives

  • Become familiar with strategies, practices and technologies of electronic government
  • To gain an understanding of models of delivering services through IT-enabled processes, open government, security issues, technologies, and economic evaluation

  • To be able to apply E-Government concepts and practices in public organizations, nonprofit organizations, and civil society

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Textbooks and Course Materials

Available from the Illinois Union Bookstore (IUB).