ERIC Number: ED308385
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988-Nov-2
Reference Count: N/A
Implications and Recommendations for Instruction in Business Education Classes Relative to Types of Computers and Types of Software Used in Louisiana Post-Secondary Business Education Programs. Vocational Education Research.
Clarke, Lillian Wilson; And Others
A study was conducted of the use of computers in business education programs in four-year publicly funded colleges and universities in Louisiana. The study was conducted to provide business educators with a practical reference on computer uses in postsecondary business education programs and to determine if the schools have long-range plans and means of implementing those plans for computer use. A 50-item questionnaire was developed and mailed to all business education department heads and faculty at four-year state-supported colleges and universities, with a response rate of 79 percent (56 questionnaires). Some of the findings of the study were the following: (1) to be computer literate, one must have a knowledge of computer terminology and concepts and have the ability to use computer programs; (2) adding or restructuring courses seemed to be the predominant means of incorporating computer instruction into business education curricula; (3) applications, tutorials, and drill/practice software packages were most often used; (4) vendors supplied equipment and materials but were used only nominally for computer instruction, placement, and follow-up; (5) graduates obtained employment based on computer skills; (6) certificates for computer training had little importance; and (7) administrative support of computer instruction is very important. Recommendations were made for increased planning and evaluation of computer instruction in business education. (67 references) (KC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Louisiana State Dept. of Education, Baton Rouge. Div. of Vocational Education.
Authoring Institution: Southern Univ. in New Orleans, LA.
Identifiers - Location: Louisiana