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The Open Government Institute | TOGI

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TOGI attaches great importance to the interaction between teaching and research. It has been shown in the past that not only the discussion of current developments and results with students offers a great added value. Student research itself also provides valuable impulses.

Bachelor

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The disciplinary border separating economy, politics, management and culture in former times becomes blurred, multidisciplinarity wins increasingly in meaning. Information and communication technologies as a driver of these changes become more and more relevant in the management oriented political and administrative sciences. To understand the new challenges resulting from this development, students are getting an introduction to public sector informatics and business informatics in this module.
By the use of selected concepts, models and tools the different functionalities, operation areas and chances of modern information and communication technologies are demonstrated for administrative and business praxis.
Thus a basic understanding is produced for organisational process and the use of computers and IT-systems to the fulfilment of public tasks and economical interests.
The students receive a general idea about the possible field of application of information and communication technologies in political, administrative and economical context. They are enabled to work independently with new models and technologies and to apply this knowledge to existing political, administrative and economical theories and context.
The programming of computers is no component of the module.

LV 123191 | Introduction to Public Sector Informatics

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The course is the introduction to public sector informatics.
It focuses on Electronic Government and the application-oriented use of modern information and communication technologies in political boards and administration to the fulfilment of public tasks. The huge number of applicable tools and system solutions as well as the complexity of the public sector opens up a large field of possible applications. Outstanding attempts will be retreated and discussed. The students receive an insight into essential concepts, models and tools of public sector informatics, get known to the application spectrum in governmental agencies, offices and public enterprises and should be enabled to get used to the work in the future independently with new technologies foreseeable not yet.

- Public Sector Informatics, Electronic Government and Electronic Governance
- Players of E-Government in the Federal Republic of Germany
- Secure Documents: Files, Certificates, Data Privacy and Data Security
- Secure Communication: Identification, Signatures, Delivery, Trust
- Open Government: Opening of State and Administration
- E-Participation: Citizen Involvement with the Web 2.0
- Transparency, Open Budget and Open Government Collaboration
- Open Innovation in the Public Sector and Open Societal Innovation
- One Stop Government and Portals for the Public Sector
- Use of Information Technology in the Civil Service: Identities & Civil Registers
- Use of Information Technology in the Finance, Tax and Customs Administration
- E-Justice: Use of Information Technology in the Justice
- E-Health: Use of Information Technology in the Health Administration 

LV123192 | Introduction to Business Informatics

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The course is the introduction to business informatics.
It focuses on the scientific approach of business informatics and the application-oriented use of modern information and communication technologies in economy and administration.
The huge number of applicable tools and system solutions opens up a large field of possible applications. Outstanding attempts will be retreated and discussed in group.
The students receive an insight into essential concepts, models and tools of business informatics, get known to the application spectrum in companies, and public sector and should be enabled to look ahead to new technologies foreseeable not yet.

- Informatics
- Business Informatics and Information Systems Science
- Data Management, Information Management and Knowledge Management
- Management: Planning, Building And Running of Information Systems
- Office Information Systems: Information, Communication and Collaboration
- Enterprise Resource Planning Systems
- Internet and World Wide Web
- Web 2.0, Web 3.0, Internet of Things and Tactile Internet
- Portals and the Network Economy
- Electronic Business and Electronic Commerce
- Management Support Systems and Decision Support Systems
- Business Intelligence and Big Data

Master

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The disciplinary border separating economy, politics, management and culture in former times becomes blurred, multidisciplinarity wins increasingly in meaning. Information and communication technologies as drivers of these changes possess a large relevance for management oriented politics and administrative sciences. In order to understand and to master the challenges resulting from this development, the students receive a deepened knowledge of public sector informatics and business informatics based on selected cases where information and communication technologies are used to modernize the public sector.
With this module, the existing knowledge should be deepened and the understanding of new technologies should be strengthened. The aim is that students will learn the relevance and the possible uses of information technologies for government modernization, organization and process.
The students acquire knowledge of current trends, new concepts, models and tools of the information technology. They become familiar with possibilities in the political and in the public sector and should be able to solve situations where they have to prepare and to make strategic decisions with using new technologies.
The programming of computers and computer networks is not part of the module.

LV 243121 | Electronic Government

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In this course, students gain a deeper understanding of the aspects of Electronic Government. The course focuses on the application-oriented use of modern information and communication technology in the public sector. The multiplicity of instruments and solutions, the ubiquitous possibilities of the internet and the mobile solutions offer a wide range of applications for presenting and discussing current trends.
The students get an overview about current concepts, models and tools of public sector informatics, get knowledge of the new capabilities in government and administration, in agencies and public organizations and get used in familiarizing oneself with technologies not known yet.

- Philosophy, Approaches, Methods and Models of Public Sector Informatics
- Digitale Verwaltung 2020 - E-Government Visions for Digitalization
- Cross-government Collaboration with the IT Planning Council
- Public Sector Reforms and Disruptive Transformation through ICT
- Verwaltung 4.0 – Intelligent Objects and Cyberphysical Systems
- Verwaltung 4.0 in the Internet of Things, Internet of Services and Tactile Internet
- Citizen Line D115
- Einheitliche Ansprechpartner 2.0 – The Point of Single Contact 2.0 Approach
- Web 2.0 and Social Media in Public Administration
- Open Government and Transparency 2.0
- National Action Plan Open Government Data
- Citywikis and Regiowikis: Buergerwiki.net und Buergerwiki.org
- Smart Cities: E-Government in T-City Friedrichshafen
- Open Societal Innovation for the Public Sector
- Open Budget 2.0 – Transparent Public Budgets
- Foreign Offices in Times of Wikileaks, Cablegate and NSA-Surveillance
- Potentials of Open Aid in the International Development Cooperation Community

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The course deepens the understanding of current trends of public sector informatics.
It focuses on Electronic Government and the application-oriented use of modern information and communication technologies especially at national, regional and local level. Because of technological progress, the main focus differs year by year. Students will be provided an overview of current trends, new concepts, applicable tools and system solutions. They should be enabled to look ahead to new technologies foreseeable not yet.

- The Digital Government 2020
- National G8 Open Data Action Plan for Germany
- Open NRW, Transparent Hamburg and Baden-Württemberg 2.0 – Idea and Reality
- Parliamentary Openness and Transparency
- Limits for Openness, Publicity and Transparency
- Verwaltung 4.0 in the Internet of Things, in the Internet of Services and Tactile Internet
- Smart Government and Smart Agencies
- Smart Cities: Wettbewerb Zukunftsstadt and the City of Tomorrow
- Open Innovation in the Public Sector
- Liquid Democracy – New Forms for a Direct Democracy
- Open Access and Open Research Data
- Social Networks and Citizenship 2.0
- Foreign Offices in Times of Wikileaks, Cablegate and NSA-Surveillance
- Open Review in the German Foreign Office: Review 2014 – Außenpolitik anders denken
- Potentials of Open Aid in the International Development Cooperation Community

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