Free, English-based MOOC by the University of Tartu - Diffusion and Impact of Internet Voting

Johan Skytte Institute of Political Studies (University of Tartu) is re-opening its free MOOC "Diffusion and Impact of Internet Voting" (2 ECTS), which will start on 13th of March and run until 13th of May.


What will I learn during the course?

You will learn what are the main prerequisites for the evolution of e-government; how does a typical e-voter look like, how fast do people vote online and how is it related to their age. The course will also examine the concerns about political bias in e-voting, how costs are related to the decision to vote and whether vote verification has increased trust towards e-voting.  

Who is this course for?

The course is open to everyone but especially to non-ICT students and professionals, who are interested in widening their knowledge about e-government in general, and internet voting, in particular.

Why should I take this course?

 Unique data and the lecturers´ academic and hands-on knowledge

By enrolling to the course, you will have an access to the latest findings related to the main developments in the field of e-voting in Estonia. The course relies on the research findings published in the book "E-voting in Estonia: Technological Diffusion and Other Developments Over Ten Years" by our MOOC authors, Dr. Kristjan Vassil and Mihkel Solvak. The course and the book are unique in employing a wealth of empirical evidence - including 10 years of survey data on e-voting, actual log data on voting sessions and aggregate election data - to demonstrate the development and usage of internet voting.

Flexible deadlines

Since the course is meant for both students and working professionals, there are only two deadlines throughout the course: the midterm deadline (when the first four quizzes should be submitted) and the final deadline (when the second batch of quizzes should be completed).

Vibrant and international e-learners community

By joining the course, you will become a part of a diverse and international community of e-learners. In the previous two openings, we were fortunate to host more than 520 participants, from over 59 countries, coming from such places as the US, India, Russia, UK, Brazil, Iceland, Kenya and New Zealand.  

Register here 

Course trailer and students' testimonials

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) 

 Additional information: Please contact Anna Beitane,

The course is created with the support of the European Social Fund programme "Increasing Digital Literacy" and Estonian Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications.