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ERIC Number: EJ1144138
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1936-346X
Active Learning and Student Engagement in the Business Curriculum: Excel Can Be the Answer
McCloskey, Donna W.; Bussom, Lisa
Journal of Learning in Higher Education, v9 n2 p1-12 Fall 2013
Business educators are struggling with how better to engage their students in the learning process. At the same time, stakeholders are reporting that business students are ill prepared in problem solving techniques and the effective use of spreadsheets. The systemic use of Excel as a teaching tool in the business curriculum may be the answer to both situations. This paper reviews how computer literacy (with a particular focus on spreadsheets) is addressed in a sample of AACSB accredited business schools. Three models are discerned and discussed. We then follow with an examination of how business faculties are using spreadsheets as a means of student engagement. The results of the literature search in this area are summarized and discussed. The paper concludes with recommendations and directions for future research and curriculum development.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative; Information Analyses
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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