About the Chair in Digital Government
The Chair's current research
Current research by the Chair in Digital Government includes
- Understanding Children's Use and Experience with Digital Technologies
- Making it Easier for Small Businesses to Interact with Government Online
- Kiwis Managing their Online Identity
- Using Social Media for Effective Public Engagement
- e-Campaigning in the 2011 General Election
- Use of New Media in Disaster Management
The Chair's teaching role
The Chair in Digital Government is Programme Director for a new Master's programme, the Master of e-Government (MEGov). This programme is unique in the Asia-Pacific region, and students will be taught by leading academics in the emerging field of e-Government and public management.
The Chair also teaches executive courses. 2016 dates for the short course, 'Using Social Media for Effective Public Engagement', will be notified by the end of the year.
About the Chair's sponsors
The Chair is jointly funded by Victoria University of Wellington, along with government and private organisations. Our current programme partners are Department of Internal Affairs, Inland Revenue Department, and the Ministry of Education.