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- 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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www……..gov.uk You can now access government directly through the web. E-government in...
www……..gov.uk You can now access government directly through the web. E-government in action. While studying this unit 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.
This is what you should have achieved when you have completed your study of this unit:
- 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
- For a simple database design, identify suitable entities, attributes and database keys.
- Explain the significance of false matches and false non-matches in verification and identification, and their role in false positive and false negative identification.
- For a given authentication context, identify whether verification or identification is used.
- Recognise social, ethical and political issues relating to the use of ICTs.
- Analyse a web interface or application for usability and accessibility issues.
Many governments across the world are moving towards the use of information communication technologies (ICTs) to allow citizens to access information and services. This unit 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.
This material is from our archive and is an adapted extract from Networked living: exploring information and communication technologies (T175), which is no longer taught by The Open University. If you want to study formally with us, you may wish to explore other courses we offer in this.
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Originally published: Thursday, 17th October 2013
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