The course provides the first insight into open society values and future expectations and its requirements towards digital technologies. Using some application cases, the overview is provided of the main technologies by focusing on local administration and municipalities.
The course covers topics such as linked open data, open society technologies in the context of information and knowledge management, choice designs and the theory of matching (algorithms) and market design in supporting the choice in public service, the collective intelligent systems as empowering technologies.
In practical evaluation activities the generative design approach is introduced as a value based initiative for creating open society technologies and evaluating their merit for open society development.
After the successful completion of the course, students should be able fulfill the following learning outcomes:
- Knows the basic issues and specificity of open and inclusive governance and the role of innovation in a knowledge based open society
- Understands the role of ICT and innovation in securing competitiveness and sustainability of a society
- Understands opportunities and limits of applying e-Governance technologies in public policy
- Is familiar with the concepts associated with Open and Linked Data, and with their usage in public sector
- Is familiar with possibilities for application of digital technologies in educational innovations
- Has practical experience of applying collaborative design approaches for conceptualising and prototyping
- Is able to express, present and demonstrate innovative ideas