ERIC Number: ED377808
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995-Mar-25
Reference Count: N/A
Teaching about Information Super Highway to the Public Administrators: A Case Study of Non-Degree Public Administration Training Program.
Mohapatra, Manindra K.; El-Houcin, Chaqra
Following an assessment of need among state and local public administrators in Indiana, Internet workshops were organized at Indiana State University and offered to state administrators, judges, and legislators. Each workshop began Friday morning and included a lecture-demonstration on the Internet System. After lunch participants each worked at a computer during a hands-on session. About 75 participants attended these day-long workshops. They included state public administrators, members of the state legislature and legislative service agency staff members, members of the state judiciary and their staff members. Each workshop was tailored to the needs of its registrants. For each session announcements were mailed to 400-500 potential attendees and about 25 of those registered. A fee of $80 was charged. Nearly all participants were highly motivated. Their concerns included non-commercial providers, system security, privacy, access for state agencies, need for training, and access systems. Participants seemed to find the afternoon hands-on session the most beneficial component. An appendix contains sample workshop brochures. (Contains 36 references.) (JB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Indiana State Univ., Terre Haute. Center for Governmental Services.
Identifiers - Location: Indiana