EXPERIENCES IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF AN INFORMATION SYSTEMS COURSE IN PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION

R. Chalmeta, M. Mollar, O. coltell

Universitat Jaume I (SPAIN)
The Universitat Jaume I (UJI) of Castellón is teaching Public Administration and Management studies, with a three years pre-Bologna curriculum, and called Diploma in Management and Public Administration (DMPA).

In this new Public Administration and Management (PAM) degree (2012-2013 and 2013-2014), new information and communication technologies (ICT) have been introduced in its Bologna curriculum since the first year, as a response to the necessity of modernization of public administration. Some topics of ICT and associated approaches are eAdministration, Internet and Competence for Managing Information, Web 2.0, office IT, Business Cloud Computing, ICT project management, quantitative and qualitative data analysis and Information Systems security. The main objective is to cover the great lack of consistent and updated ICT skills in the active generations of civil servants, from local to European administrations.

The aim of this paper is to show the methodology and learning solutions used to teach the students how to use the ICT to improve administration competitiveness and productivity. Paper shows the course objectives, the target competencies, the course contents, the assessments, and how the technology resources for e-learning are used to teach the subject.