Module Import 04WI2010 - E-Participation

Status: Published
Workload6 ECTS = 180 hrs
Credits, Weight6 ECTS, (n.s.)
Language of Instruction English
Semester 2nd term
Duration1 Sem.
M/E Mandatory
Course No. Type Name MA/EL Workload Credits Contact Hours Selfstudy Group Size
04WI2010-1 Lecture E-Participation MA 3 ECTS = 90 hrs 3 ECTS 2 hrs/week = 30 hrs 60 hrs 30
04WI2010-2 Seminar/Exercise E-Participation MA 3 ECTS = 90 hrs 3 ECTS 2 hrs/week = 30 hrs 60 hrs 30
Learning Outcomes


  • are able to describe the domain of e-participation and to distinguish it from e-government
  • have knowledge about theories and methods of e-participation
  • know tools and technologies used in e-participation
  • are able to apply a structured engineering approach to plan, analyze and design e-participation projects
  • know about cases and are able to categorize and assess these cases along methods used, tools and technologies deployed, success of the project and impact generated
  • know key success criteria, different evaluation methods and how successful current and past e-participation projects are/were
  • can estimate the impact and value-add of e-participation.

Overall aim of the module is to get an overview and understanding of e-participation as a research field, in terms of practical applications as well as in terms of designing and evaluating e-participation solutions.

04WI2010-1 - E-Participation

The course will provide a deeper understanding of the field e-participation. It will deal with the following contents:

  • Overview of e-participation as a research field
  • Research methods, theoretical grounds as well as tools and technologies for e-participation
  • Methods for analyzing, conceptualizing and managing e-participation projects
  • Introduction to selected cases of e-participation. The cases will be investigated along theoretical grounds, methodological approaches used in the case implementation, technical and organizational settings, as well as impact of e-participation endeavor and use of solution.
  • Monitoring and evaluating e-participation projects
  • Impact of e-participation to society and assessment of the public value-add
04WI2010-2 - E-Participation

Exercises along the classes of the lecture and seminar works with presentations and discussion at the end of the semester in the context of the content of the lectures.

Teaching Methods

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Kenntnisse der Grundlagen der Verwaltungsinformatik, dh. Grundbegriffe und Grundkonzepte zu E-Government werden vorausgesetzt.

Examination Methods

Assignment, presentations and discussion in groups

Credit Requirements

Active participation in the classes and contributions to the discussions.


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04WI2010-1 - E-Participation

Proceedings of annual eParticipation conferences (Springer LNCS)

R. Davis (ed.), The Web of Politics. Oxford: Oxford University Press

Deliverables of DEMO-net. See

Project cases and deliverables of MOMENTUM and respective projects. See

Proceedings of Online Deliberatin 2010, Leeds University Business School, UK, 2010

OECD, 2003, Promise and problems of e-democracy. OECD study

Macintosh, A. & Coleman, S. (2004). Promise and Problems of E-Democracy, Challenges of online citizen engagement, OECD

Initiative eParticipation & Stiftung MITARBEIT (Hrsg.): E-Partizipation - Beteiligungsprojekte im Internet. Verlag Stiftung MITARBEIT: Bonn, 2007

case descriptions from

Use of this Module
Responsible / Organizational Unit
Wimmer, Maria / Institute for IS Research
Additional Information

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Last change
Apr 24, 2018 by Frey, Johannes
Last Change Module
Jan 3, 2019 by Frey, Johannes