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ERIC Number: EJ1167938
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 3
Abstractor: As Provided
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-8756-7555
Hands-On Learning: A Problem-Based Approach to Teaching Microsoft Excel
Slayter, Erik; Higgins, Lindsey M.
College Teaching, v66 n1 p31-33 2018
The development of a student's ability to make data-driven decisions has become a focus in higher education (Schield 1999; Stephenson and Caravello 2007). Data literacy, the ability to understand and use data to effectively inform decisions, is a fundamental component of information competence (Mandinach and Gummer 2013; Stephenson and Caravello, 2007). This commentary highlights the structure of a data literacy course that aims to simultaneously teach problem-solving skills and Microsoft Excel skills through real-world examples and problem based learning. This commentary aims to provide insight to other educators teaching similar courses regarding using technology as a tool for developing a student's problem solving ability.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A