Title: Preparing the public sector professional for the age of e-governance: an evaluation of an online learning experience

Authors: Olabisi Kuboni, Pamela Collins

Addresses: Open Campus, The University of the West Indies (UWI), St. Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago, West Indies. ' Open Campus, The University of the West Indies (UWI), St. Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago, West Indies

Abstract: This paper evaluates the second offering of an online course entitled Local e-governance in the Caribbean, which is aimed at equipping public sector and related professionals with the knowledge and skills for functioning in the emerging e-governance environment. The findings show that students performed satisfactorily, and appear to have gained from exposure to the new perspectives on governance. At the same time, the findings also point to the need for building strategies into course delivery to facilitate learner development of the higher order learning skills required not only for the study of the course but for continuing professional practice.

Keywords: CPE; continuing professional education: adult learners; student support; online learning; self-directed learning; collaborative learning; constructivism; reflection; work-based learning; e-learning; electronic learning; public sector professionals; e-governance; electronic governance; continuing professional development; CPD.

DOI: 10.1504/WRSTSD.2009.031844

World Review of Science, Technology and Sustainable Development, 2009 Vol.6 No.2/3/4, pp.244 - 258

Published online: 25 Feb 2010 *

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