ECTS - Technology Trends in E-Government

Technology Trends in E-Government (ISE423) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
Technology Trends in E-Government ISE423 3 0 0 3 5
Pre-requisite Course(s)
Course Language English
Course Type N/A
Course Level Bachelor’s Degree (First Cycle)
Mode of Delivery Face To Face
Learning and Teaching Strategies Lecture.
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
Course Assistants
Course Objectives The objective of this course is to introduce students to topics related to e-Government development and implementation, and other initiatives mediated by the Internet. The technologies, frameworks, policies, evaluation methods and best practices are also addressed.
Course Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • Demonstrate a critical awareness of current problems and advances in e-Government
  • Identify and integrate the disparate areas and the relevant technologies involved in the design and development of e-Government applications
  • Compare and contrast the strengths and weaknesses of e-Government strategies and methodologies
  • Recognize the frameworks and components
  • Define the technical background necessary for the operation of services in the e-Government
  • Plan, analyze and participate in the development work carried out with ICTs in the public sector
  • Develop knowledge and understanding of the local and global development behind e-Government
Course Content Theoretical background of e-government, the use of e-government: local and global; technical and organizational aspects to realize e-government systems and contemporary sociotechnological methodologies; enterprise architectures, reference models and frameworks: Zachman, TOGAF, MoDAF, and DoDA; interoperability standards: eGIF, EIF, SAGA, and other

Weekly Subjects and Releated Preparation Studies

Week Subjects Preparation
1 Theoretical background of e-Government Ch. 1 (main text)
2 Current status of the e-Government in the institutions Ch. 2
3 Technical aspects to realize e-Government systems Ch. 3
4 Organizational aspects to realize the functioning of e-Government Ch. 4
5 From e-Organization to e-Government : e-Government Portals and ESBs Ch. 5
6 From e-Organization to e-Government : e-Government Portals and ESBs (cont’d) Ch. 5
7 Recent technology enablers and transformers : SOA, MDA and EDA Ch. 6
8 Recent technology enablers and transformers : SOA, MDA and EDA Ch. 6
9 Enterprise architectures, reference models and frameworks Ch. 7
10 Enterprise architectures, reference models and frameworks (cont’d) Ch. 7
11 Interoperability and standards Ch. 8
12 Semantics in e-Government Ch. 9
13 e-Government systems security and identity management Ch. 10
14 Case studies Ch. 11
15 Final Examination Period Review of topics
16 Final Examination Period Review of topics


Course Book 1. Lecture Notes (has to be compiled from recent papers and books)
Other Sources 2. Chen, H. (ed) and et. al., Digital Government: e-Government Research, Case Studies, and Implementation, Springer, 1st edition, 2007.
3. Mitrakas, A., Secure e-Government Web Services, IGI Global, 2007.
4. Kushchu, I., Mobile Government: An Emerging Direction in e-Government, IGI Publishing, 2007
5. Prins, J. E. J., Designing e-Government, Kluwer Law International, 2nd edition, 2006.
6. Gottschalk, P., Solli-Saether, H., e-Government Interoperability and Information Resource Integration: Frameworks for Aligned Development, Information Science Reference, 1st edition, 2009.
7. Huang, W. (ed.) and et. al., Electronic Government Strategies and Implementation, Idea Group Publishing, 2005.
8. Lankhorst, M., Enterprise Architecture at Work: Modelling, Communication and Analysis, Springer; 1st edition, 2005.
9. Rozemeijer, E., Van Bon, J., Verheijen, T., Frameworks for IT Management: A Pocket Guide, Van Haren Publishing; 1st edition, 2007.
10. Chappell, D., Enterprise Service Bus, O'Reilly Media, 2004.
11. Rosen, M., Lublinsky, B., Smith, K. T., Balcer, M. J., Applied SOA: Service-Oriented Architecture and Design Strategies, Wiley, 2008.

Evaluation System

Requirements Number Percentage of Grade
Attendance/Participation 1 5
Laboratory - -
Application - -
Field Work - -
Special Course Internship - -
Quizzes/Studio Critics - -
Homework Assignments 4 30
Presentation - -
Project - -
Report - -
Seminar - -
Midterms Exams/Midterms Jury 1 30
Final Exam/Final Jury 1 35
Toplam 7 100
Percentage of Semester Work 65
Percentage of Final Work 35
Total 100

Course Category

Core Courses X
Major Area Courses
Supportive Courses
Media and Managment Skills Courses
Transferable Skill Courses

The Relation Between Course Learning Competencies and Program Qualifications

# Program Qualifications / Competencies Level of Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 Adequate knowledge in mathematics, science and subjects specific to the computer engineering discipline; the ability to apply theoretical and practical knowledge of these areas to complex engineering problems.
2 The ability to identify, define, formulate and solve complex engineering problems; selecting and applying proper analysis and modeling techniques for this purpose. X
3 The ability to design a complex system, process, device or product under realistic constraints and conditions to meet specific requirements; the ability to apply modern design methods for this purpose.
4 The ability to develop, select and utilize modern techniques and tools essential for the analysis and determination of complex problems in computer engineering applications; the ability to utilize information technologies effectively. X
5 The ability to design experiments, conduct experiments, gather data, analyze and interpret results for the investigation of complex engineering problems or research topics specific to the computer engineering discipline. X
6 The ability to work effectively in inter/inner disciplinary teams; ability to work individually
7 Effective oral and writen communication skills in Turkish; the ability to write effective reports and comprehend written reports, to prepare design and production reports, to make effective presentations, to give and to receive clear and understandable instructions.
8 The knowledge of at least one foreign language; the ability to write effective reports and comprehend written reports, to prepare design and production reports, to make effective presentations, to give and to receive clear and understandable instructions.
9 Recognition of the need for lifelong learning; the ability to access information, to follow recent developments in science and technology. X
10 The ability to behave according to ethical principles, awareness of professional and ethical responsibility;
11 Knowledge of the standards utilized in software engineering applications
12 Knowledge on business practices such as project management, risk management and change management;
13 Awareness about entrepreneurship, innovation
14 Knowledge on sustainable development
15 Knowledge on the effects of computer engineering applications on the universal and social dimensions of health, environment and safety; X
16 Awareness of the legal consequences of engineering solutions
17 An ability to describe, analyze and design digital computing and representation systems.
18 An ability to use appropriate computer engineering concepts and programming languages in solving computing problems.

ECTS/Workload Table

Activities Number Duration (Hours) Total Workload
Course Hours (Including Exam Week: 16 x Total Hours)
Special Course Internship
Field Work
Study Hours Out of Class 16 3 48
Presentation/Seminar Prepration
Homework Assignments 4 7 28
Quizzes/Studio Critics
Prepration of Midterm Exams/Midterm Jury 1 15 15
Prepration of Final Exams/Final Jury 1 20 20
Total Workload 111