MOOC “Diffusion and Impact of Internet Voting”

Deadline: 04 April 2018
Open to: everyone but especially to non-ICT students and professionals, who are interested in widening their knowledge about e-government in general, and internet voting
Costs: free of charge

Description

Johan Skytte Institute of Political Studies (University of Tartu) is re-opening its free MOOC “Diffusion and Impact of Internet Voting” (2 ECTS), which will start on 13th of March and run until 13th of May.

You will learn what are the main prerequisites for the evolution of e-government; how does a typical e-voter look like, how fast do people vote online and how is it related to their age. The course will also examine the concerns about political bias in e-voting, how costs are related to the decision to vote and whether vote verification has increased trust towards e-voting.

Eligibility

The course is open to everyone but especially to non-ICT students and professionals, who are interested in widening their knowledge about e-government in general, and internet voting, in particular.

Benefit

By enrolling in the course, you will have an access to the latest findings related to the main developments in the field of e-voting in Estonia. The course relies on the research findings published in the book “E-voting in Estonia: Technological Diffusion and Other Developments Over Ten Years” by the MOOC authors, Dr. Kristjan Vassil and Mihkel Solvak. The course and the book are unique in employing a wealth of empirical evidence – including 10 years of survey data on e-voting, actual log data on voting sessions and aggregate election data – to demonstrate the development and usage of internet voting. By joining the course, you will become a part of a diverse and international community of e-learners. In the previous two openings, more than 520 participants, from over 59 countries, coming from such places as the US, India, Russia, UK, Brazil, Iceland, Kenya and New Zealand were hosted.

How to apply?

In order to apply, please register here.

For additional information about this course, please contact [email protected]