Universal Journal of Educational Research Vol. 4(8), pp. 1828 - 1836
DOI: 10.13189/ujer.2016.040812
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How E-gov in Greece Affects Life-long Learning for Public Servants, Working on Technical Field


Dimitrios Goulas 1,*, Efthymios Valkanos 2, Kassiani Droulia 3
1 Department of Computer Engineering, Municipality of Patras, Greece
2 Department of Educational and Social Policy, University of Macedonia, Greece
3 School of Humanities, Hellenic Open University, Greece

ABSTRACT

Engineers that work as civil servants cover a wide range of competences, administrative and scientific, which implies that they deal with many difficulties in the exercise of their duties as executives. Electronic government (e-gov), through the use of new Technologies of Information and Communications (ICT) at public technical services, has changed the procedures and the daily operation of public services. These changes create new needs but also new prospects in education/training of public services' executives. In this research, authors made a case study, examining the case of the municipality of Patras, one of the bigger municipalities of Greece. They used the method of review and the quantitative methodological approach. Their objectives concentrated on recording the aspects of Engineers working as Public Employees, regarding new needs, possibilities and choices of training in the frames of e-gov and comparing their opinions with their appositeness and their role in the organization they serve.

KEYWORDS
Electronic Government, Non-typical Education, Engineers, Public Services, New Technologies

Cite this paper
Dimitrios Goulas , Efthymios Valkanos , Kassiani Droulia . "How E-gov in Greece Affects Life-long Learning for Public Servants, Working on Technical Field." Universal Journal of Educational Research 4.8 (2016) 1828 - 1836. doi: 10.13189/ujer.2016.040812.