Module One Discussion Part 1Chapter 1 PAD3711 Technology in the Public Sector 1. Locate and summarize an article related to concepts of this module’s submission box assignment(s) and POST ON THE DISCUSSION BOARD. Discuss your article in relation to the reading (in 100 words) and cite the source of your article using APA format. This is the book Title: Garson, G. D. (2007). Modern public information technology systems: issues and challenges. Hershey, PA: IGI Pub. ISBN: 978-159904051-6 2. Respond to two other student’s article summarizations with your opinion of their articles in 50 words for each summarization. Responses such as, “I agree” or “Good idea” are not acceptable and will receive no credit. The response must add to the scholarly dialogue presenting the reasons for your opinion and supporting documentation cited.The exchange of ideas between students regarding a colleague’s article is a key aspect of on-line learning. Responses to fellow student’s articles and discussions are to be in depth.ARTICLES USED FOR THIS ASSIGNMENT CANNOT BE ARTICLES USED IN ANOTHER ASSIGNMENT OR ANOTHER COURSE.THIS WILL AUTOMATICALLY ENTER YOUR DISCUSSION POSTS INTO TURNITIN AND YOUR GRADE WILL APPEAR AT THAT LOCATIONHere are the 2 classmates you need to respond to:#1-Hello Class,After reading chapter one in our textbook which speaks about the importance of computing in an MPA program (masters of public administration). We are pointed with the fact that back in 1985 there was a special computing education committee that had made a recommendation to the National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration (NASPAA) that there needed to be a sixth skill which would be computing added to the five other skills (Garson, 2020). This accreditation would not apply to the classes now or before but starting in 1988. There was research done across three highly respected journals and six textbooks. In the research of these journals and textbooks, it was found that computing was barely a topic in any of these journals or textbooks. With no consistent rubric or chapter topic on computing there needed to be changes made to make sure the education on computing was taught in the MPA program (Northtop, 2020).Garson, G. D. (2007). Modern public information technology systems: issues and challenges. Hershey, PA: IGI Pub.Northrop, A. (1977, April 1). Public Administration: Computing Education in Public Administration Journals and Textbooks – Alana Northrop, 1997. Retrieved May 10, 2020, from https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/089443939701500105#2-Computing is vital for the public sector. However, computing in the public sector has historically not gotten the attention of college textbooks or academic research. Even though the workforce and the National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration (NASPAA) expressed the need for more education and focus on computing, this simply did not happen (Garson, 2007). Research shows the topic of computing was very limited in journals and textbooks. Also not only were there limited chapters dedicated to computing, but each subject area also did not touch on computing either (Garson, 2007).
This has become an issue because the public sector relies on computing. Public sector jobs will be “affected by technology advancements and innovations” and thus employees in the public sector may be behind due to lack of education surrounding computing (Impact of technology, 2019). ReferencesGarson, G.D. (2007). Modern public information technology systems: issues and challenges. Hershey, PA: IGI Publishing.Impact of technology on the public and government sector. (2019, September 20). Mitrefitch. Retrieved May 10, 2020 from https://mitrefinch.com/blog/impact-of-technology-on-the-public-and-government-sector/