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www.....gov.uk You can now access government directly through the web. E-government in action. While studying this free course, ICTs: e-government, you look at the scope of e-government, the databases that are necessary, the use of biometrics in identification and verification of identity and assess the usability and accessibility of websites.
After studying this course, you should be able to:
- understand the concept of e-government, and the associated benefits and drawbacks
- understand how a relational database differs from a flat database, including the function and construction of a joining table
- understand some of the basic principles of XML
- understand the basic principles of biometric identification and verification systems
- identify suitable entities, attributes and database keys for a simple database design.
- Current section: Introduction
- Learning outcomes
- 1 E-government
- 2 Scope of e-government
- 3 Databases
- 4 Biometrics, identification and verification
- 5 Usability and accessibility
- 6 E-government: other views
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Many governments across the world are moving towards the use of information communication technologies (ICTs) to allow citizens to access information and services. This course introduces you to e-government. You will look at the scope of e-government, the databases that are necessary, the use of biometrics in identification and verification of identity and assess the useability and accessibility of websites.
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This free course includes adapted extracts from an Open University course which is no longer available to new students. If you found this interesting you could explore more free Information and Communication Technologies courses or view the range of currently available OU Information and Communication Technologies courses.
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