E-Government, the use of Internet-based technologies to interact with citizens and businesses, is proving to be a cost-effective way for government agencies to streamline their services while making them more accessible to constituents. However, integrating a strategic e-government plan requires an understanding of concepts and careful planning. The e-Government Academy offers you the opportunity to learn technology concepts as they apply specifically to public management and administration. Taught by experienced professionals with public sector expertise, this professional development program consisting of four non-credit courses will be offered entirely online beginning spring 2013.
e-Government Academy courses are ideal for:
- Mid- and entry-level public administrators working with IT and e-government tools
- Senior-level public administrators seeking a better understanding of e-government
- Personnel and consultants who need to learn about technology within a government context
- Government communications personnel who use e-government and social media tools
- Program managers and others leading projects for public sector initiatives
- Consultants working with the public sector
Each online course in the program is five weeks long and requires about 8 - 10 hours of your time per week. You can log on and study at any time. The courses are problem-based, using a range of digital learning resources and case studies to stimulate critical thinking and vigorous discussion with your instructor and your fellow students. Expert guest presenters will further enhance the curriculum giving you the confidence to apply what you learned in each course to your workplace and professional interests.