Title: E-government: infrastructure and technologies for education and training

Authors: Ranjit Bose

Addresses: Anderson School of Management, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM 87131, USA

Abstract: National governments around the world have started committing substantial resources to creating the environment and infrastructure for doing business electronically with their citizens, businesses, and other government entities. However, to stay in tune with this internet economy, the skills and knowledge of their citizens and employees need to be continually updated and refreshed. E-learning provides the vehicle for this continuous education and training. The purpose of this research is to identify the infrastructure and e-learning technologies that are currently available for creating a comprehensive online education and training environment that supports development of government workforce. The research surveys and provides a review of the latest technological developments and practices in e-learning to help the professionals, managers, and policy makers of both profit and non-profit organisations to identify the areas of information technologies they can invest to bring about efficiency and cost savings in continuous education and training. The research also identifies several research projects within the area to further advance the field.

Keywords: electronic government; e-learning technologies; online training infrastructure; e-government; online education; continuous education and training.

DOI: 10.1504/EG.2004.005907

Electronic Government, an International Journal, 2004 Vol.1 No.4, pp.349 - 361

Published online: 27 Dec 2004 *

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