ITS832 Silicon Valley University IT and Policy Making Research

Question Description
Your final research paper assignment is to write a research paper that explains how Information Technology (IT) promotes getting people who are affected by policies involved in the policy-making process. Cite specific examples.

To complete this assignment, upload a Microsoft Word document (.doc or .docx) that contains your complete paper. Remember that your paper, including your list of sources, must be in APA format, and you MUST cite your reference in the body of the paper using APA in-text citation format. A source is any paper or article that you will reference in your paper. If you need more information on APA format (for references list AND in-text citations), visit this reference: https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/01…

This assignment must be YOUR OWN WORK! This is an individual assignment. Plagiarism detected in your work will result in a grade of zero for the entire paper.

Here are a few details about the overall research paper Please look at the attached rubric for details on how the paper will be graded.

You must reference two (2) peer-reviewed articles or papers that support your thesis statement. One of these papers may be from your annotated bibliography assignment. The final paper must be at least 500 words in length. (DO NOT exceed 500 words by a material amount. Excessive words or too many references will NOT impress me.)

So in summary, here are the research paper requirements:

2 peer reviewed resources (articles or papers) (1 may be from your annotated bibliography assignment)

Paper MUST address: How Information Technology (IT) promotes getting people who are affected by policies involved in the policy-making process. Cite specific examples.

Cited sources must directly support your paper (i.e. not incidental references)

At least 500 words in length (but NOT longer than 1000 words)

If you are not sure how to identify peer reviewed papers or articles, please visit the following resources:

http://diy.library.oregonstate.edu/using-google-sc…
http://libguides.gwu.edu/education/peer-reviewed-a…

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ITS 832 CHAPTER 19 EPARTICIPATION, SIMULATION EXERCISE AND LEADERSHIP TRAINING IN NIGERIA: BRIDGING THE DIGITAL DIVIDE INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY IN A GLOBAL ECONOMY DR. JORDON SHAW OVERVIEW • Introduction • Theoretical Framework • Application of eParticipation • Leadership Training in Nigeria • Conclusions INTRODUCTION • Digital divide • Access to information and communications technology (ICT) • Increasingly difficult for lagging countries • eParticipation • Increasing utilization of ICT in eGovernance • Key to bridging the digital divide • Lagging countries need ICT capacity to support eParticipation • Nigeria • Sample case • Leaders not well versed in technology • How can eParticipation and leadership training bridge the digital divide? THEORETICAL FRAMEWORK • Theories of eParticipation capacity application • Structuration theory • Structures are produced and altered as a result of human activity (i.e. as a response to needs) • Institutional theory • Institutional environment influences existing structures by incorporating innovative new ideas • Actor-Network theory • Individuals are separate actors • Relationships between actors are mapped, forming networks • All influence • • Principles Practices APPLICATION OF EPARTICIPATION IN SIMULATION EXERCISE • Digital Opportunity Index (DOI) • • eParticipation when applied to simulation exercises • • ICT performance indicators Involve use of ICT as tools ICT tools in eParticipation include • • • Connection devices Visualization and engagement software Social media interaction LEADERSHIP TRAINING IN NIGERIA • National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS) • Nigerian leadership training institution • Government think tank • Crisis Simulation Game • Players are briefed on theme, rules, roles, scenario • Study game theme was “political zoning” • Nigerian application of eParticipation is basic • Less sophisticated than most other nations • Lagging behind generally • Personnel were eager to incorporate more advanced ICT CONCLUSIONS • Nigerian NIPSS Crisis Simulation Game • Case study for assessing digital divide • Main conclusion: digital divide is a global problem • Not a local one • Must be addressed from the bottom up • Recommendations • • • • • eParticipation must be more globally available Less developed countries must prioritize move toward eGovernance Citizens must be encouraged to engage in eParticipation eParticipation, eGovernance, and eDemocracy legislation is beneficial at all levels of government The UN should continue to improve programs that support eParticipation …

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