Developing An E-Government Education Programme Curriculum Based on Knowledge Management Paradigms to Support Institutional Transformation


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Medeni T., Sağsan M., Medeni T., Balcı A., TAŞKAYA M.

International Journal of eBusiness and eGovernment Studies (IJEBEG), vol.1, no.2, pp.34-47, 2009 (Peer-Reviewed Journal)

Abstract

The recent developments in e-government increasingly emphasize the need for change and transformation in public institutions. Thus the improvement of human capacity and thus educational initiatives are also becoming increasingly important. Accordingly, this paper aims to propose an e-government education programme curriculum that is based on knowledge management paradigms for supporting transformation in public institutions. Representing academic, government and practitioner perspectives all together, we think such proposal can bridge theory and reality, and contribute to the transfer and application of educational learning into real practice. A knowledge management approach plays a key role for such bridging of theory and practice, especially for the purpose of changing the reality. The framework of knowledge management paradigms is provided as the academic base upon which our discussion on knowledge management (education) and e-government development is furthered, and our proposal on an e-government education modeling and sample curriculum is grounded. A knowledge management and e-municipality seminar to be delivered to municipality staff, as well as an e-government and knowledge-management transformation course to be delivered to graduate university students are provided as specific suggestions for public institutions.