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ERIC Number: EJ1146785
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jul-26
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1545-679X
Computer Literacy and Non-IS Majors
Thomas, Jennifer D. E.; Blackwood, Martina
Information Systems Education Journal, v8 n58 Jul 2010
This paper presents an investigation of non-Information Systems (IS) major's perceptions and performance when enrolled in a required introductory Computer Information Systems course. Students of various academic backgrounds were taught Excel, Hypertext Markup Language (HTML), JavaScript and computer literacy in a 14-week introductory course, in the context of what are called "learning pods". In the perceptions study, students answered a survey about their perception of the technologies and assignments used throughout the semester, as they contributed to various learning and team-building skills. The second study examined student performance through a series of pre- and post- quizzes. Results from the two studies indicate that students' perceptions and performance were impacted favorably.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New York (New York)
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