CTG designs the first online course for Rockefeller College's GISM program

July 21, 2016

Rockefeller CollegeStudents in the Government Information Strategy & Management graduate program (GISM) at Rockefeller College of Public Affairs & Policy were able to fulfill a course requirement entirely online this summer for the first time in the program’s history.

The course, which was designed and taught by CTG Postdoctoral Associate Djoko Sigit Sayogo, was called “Government Information Strategy and Management: Comparative and International Perspectives” (PAD 570) and focuses on the cultural differences in digital government, including practical applications for building information capabilities across cultural boundaries and understanding the behavioral aspects of digital government within the larger society and global economy.

The conclusion of this four-credit, seven week summer course marks the first time that students pursuing a master’s degree or Ph.D. within the GISM concentration could complete any of the requirements online. The nationally ranked and CTG co-developed GISM concentration draws on public administration and other fields to prepare the next generation of thought leaders to understand how to use information as an essential tool for problem solving and public management within and across organizations, sectors, and levels of government.

Djoko, whose research focuses on the intersection of information technology, public policy, management, and economic development, will be concluding his year as a Postdoctoral Associate at CTG this August. At the conclusion of his postdoctoral work, Djoko will resume his position as Senior Lecturer (equivalent to associate professor) and Director of the Center for Economics, Business & Entrepreneurship Development at the University of Muhammadiyah at Malang in Indonesia.

For more information on the GISM concentration at Rockefeller College, visit their website.