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Archived Version 2014 - 2015

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NFQ level 9 Credit Rating 10
Pre-requisite None
Co-requisite None
Compatibles None
Incompatibles None

The purpose of the module is to enable participants to appreciate the role of their government in supporting the development of a knowledge society, and to participate in the development and implementation of related public policies. Potential applications of ICT in key areas like health, tourism, agriculture, education, and e-commerce will be explored.

Learning Outcomes

1. Understand the roles their governments are playing currently, and should play in the future, in order to develop an enabling environment for KS development
2. Acquire an overview of e-government applications in government and society and analyse them
3. Identify the economic and social benefits of the application of ICTs in specific economic and development areas
4. Reflect on their own role as leaders, and their organisation’s role in the advancement of the KS in their countries and regions.

Workload Full-time hours per semester
Type Hours Description
Lecture15Tutorials / Seminar / Workshops
Online activity10Discussions
Group work40Assignment
Independent Study85Individual reading/reflection/research including online learning
Integrated training (INTRA)90Application in work place
Assignment Completion10One main individual assignment AND one leadership journal entry
Total Workload: 250

All module information is indicative and subject to change. For further information,students are advised to refer to the University's Marks and Standards and Programme Specific Regulations at: http://www.dcu.ie/registry/examinations/index.shtml

Indicative Content and Learning Activities

Development of a knowledge society
• Critical areas of government interventions for the development of a knowledge society adapted to their respective national contexts

E-Government action
• E-Government areas of action, how e-government can help their countries to achieve economic and social benefits, and to set realistic goals in accordance with their respective social, economic, and technological contexts

ICT applications
• ICT applications in the areas of health, education, business, etc.

Assessment Breakdown
Continuous Assessment% Examination Weight%
Course Work Breakdown
TypeDescription% of totalAssessment Date
Reassessment Requirement
Resit arrangements are explained by the following categories;
1 = A resit is available for all components of the module
2 = No resit is available for 100% continuous assessment module
3 = No resit is available for the continuous assessment component
Indicative Reading List

    Other Resources

    10376, Report, Recommendation CM/Rec of the Committee of Ministers to member states on measures to promote the public service value of the Internet, 2007, 10377, Website, UNDESA, 2007, Guiding Principles for Successful e-Government, http://unpan1.un.org/intradoc/groups/public/documents/un/unpan008627.pdf, 10378, Website, 2011, Global Information Technology Report 2010-2011: Transformations 2.0, http://www.ifap.ru/library/book494.pdf, 10379, Website, 1996, Model Law on Electronic Commerce Guide to enactment, http://heinonline.org, 10380, Website, 2001, Model Law on Electronic Signatures with Guide to Enactment, http://www.uncitral.org, 10381, Website, 2008, Guidelines for Protecting Consumers from Fraudulent and Deceptive Commercial Practices Across Borders, http://www.oecd.org, 10382, Website, 2007, Recommendation concerning the Promotion and Use of Multilingualism and Universal Access to Cyberspace by UNESCO, http://www.unesco.org, 10383, Website, 2008, ICTs for e-Environment Guidelines for Developing Countries, with a Focus on Climate Change, http://www.itu.int/ITU-D/cyb/app/docs/itu-icts-for-e-environment.pdf, 10384, Website, 2011, ITU e-Environment Toolkit and the e-Environment Readiness Index (EERI), http://www.itu.int, 10385, Website, 2010, Because I am a Girl: Digital and Urban Frontiers, https://plan-international.org, 10386, Website, Deloitte, 2012, eTransform Africa: Modernising Government through ICTs, http://siteresources.worldbank.org, 10387, Website, OECD, 2001, The Hidden Threat to E-Government - Avoiding large government IT failures, http://www.oecd.org/governance/pem/1901677.pdf, 10388, Website, 2011, Scaling e-Health Services in step with ICT Transformation, http://www.itu.int/ITU-D/cyb/app/docs/Scaling%20e-Health-E.pdf,
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