The Public Official’s Selection Parameters for E-Competence Continuous Education

Koddebusch, Michael; Brützke, Paul; Koelmann, Holger; Becker, Jörg


Abstract

Abstract: Given the public officials’ importance in public sector digitalization, e-government-competence education must be designed in accordance with their individual needs. Only by fostering e-government-competences, or short, e-competences, can they actively participate in the transformative process. Although the importance of e-competences is evident, the landscape of education and continuous education offers does not address the diversity of requirements of the public sector’s workforce. Therefore, enabling public administrations to provide their workforce with appropriate continuous education is imperative. The present study sheds light on the parameters public officials apply to assess the appropriateness of a given continuous education offer for their individual situation. To achieve these insights, we conducted an in-depth interview study with a subsequent qualitative content analysis, utilizing eleven semi-structured interviews with members of the German public sector. Upon the interview results, we discovered the parameters and constructed an Entity-Relationship-Model reflecting them for future use in continuous education systems.

Keywords
E-Competence; Continuous Education; E-Government; Public Sector; Digital Transformation



Publication type
Research article in proceedings (conference)

Peer reviewed
Yes

Publication status
Published

Year
2023

Conference
INFORMATIK 2023

Venue
Berlin

Book title
Designing Futures: Zukünfte gestalten

Editor
Klein, Maike; Krupka, Daniel; Winter, Cornelia; Wohlgemuth, Volker

Start page
1019

End page
1030

Volume
337

Title of series
Lecture Notes in Informatics (LNI) - Proceedings Series of the Gesellschaft für Informatik (GI)

Publisher
Köllen Druck+Verlag GmbH

Place
Bonn

Language
English

ISSN
1617-5468

ISBN
978-3-88579-731-9

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