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Computer literacy alternatives: Working paper series--04-10

Vanlengen, Craig A. (2004) Computer literacy alternatives: Working paper series--04-10. Working Paper. NAU W.A. Franke College of Business.


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Diverse computer knowledge of incoming college freshman make it difficult to teach the introduction to computer course. Some students come in with several years of high school and personal computer use while others have rarely used a computer. The majority of students are somewhere between the two extremes of several years of use and no use. Most have had some use of word processing to prepare reports in high school and Internet use for fun and research. A single course with one set of requirements for all students satisfies very few students. Colleges and universities need to examine alternatives to provide the needed computer literacy skills and increase student satisfaction with the computer or technology literacy requirement.

Item Type: Monograph (Working Paper)
Publisher’s Statement: Copyright, where appropriate, is held by the author.
ID number or DOI: 04-10
Keywords: Working paper, computer literacy, student success, college readiness
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
T Technology > T Technology (General)
NAU Depositing Author Academic Status: Faculty/Staff
Department/Unit: The W.A. Franke College of Business
Date Deposited: 19 Oct 2015 21:57
URI: http://openknowledge.nau.edu/id/eprint/1577

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