ERIC Number: ED455870
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Apr
Importance of Computer Competencies for Entering JCCC Students: A Survey of Faculty and Staff.
Johnson County Community College (JCCC) conducted a survey in response to faculty comments regarding entering students' lack of rudimentary computer skills. Faculty were spending time in non-computer related classes teaching students basic computer skills. The aim of the survey was to determine what the basic computer competencies for entering students should be, according to faculty perceptions. The survey was distributed to full- and part-time faculty and Admissions and Records, Financial Aid, and skills were: (1) starting/shutting down a computer; (2) typing; (3) opening and closing a file; (4) formatting, editing, saving, and printing a document; (5) saving a file to a floppy disk; (6) sending and receiving e-mail; (7) knowing the function of word processing software; (8) using a search engine; (9) copying a file to a hard disk/floppy; and (10) downloading information. The Instructional Computing Planning Advisory Committee (ICPAC) will use the findings to help create computer competency guidelines for entering students, develop a computer competency test, and develop a Computer Resource Center at JCCC. ICPAC may also consider additional research aimed at determining the proportion of incoming students who lack basic computer skills. (Contains numerous tables and figures.) (NB)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Johnson County Community Coll., Overland Park, KS. Office of Institutional Research.