ERIC Number: EJ316215
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: 0
Encountering an Alien Culture.
Sproull, Lee S.; And Others
Journal of Social Issues, v40 n3 p31-48 1984
Applies a cultural perspective to the problem of introducing novices to computing. Presents a model of initial socialization composed of reality shock, confusion, and attempts at control. Describes a survey of college students' first encounters with computers and suggests that the social contexts of introductory courses encourage feelings of entering an "alien" culture. (KH)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Theme issue with title "Computing: Prophecy and Experience."