Volume 8

Volume 8, Number 58

July 26, 2010

12 pages599 K bytes

Computer Literacy and Non-IS majors

Jennifer D.E. Thomas
Pace University
New York, NY 10038 USA

Martina Blackwood
Pace University
New York, NY 10038 USA

Abstract: 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.

Keywords: technology integration, non-Information Systems majors, computer literacy, higher-order learning skills, team-building skills, learning pods

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Recommended Citation: Thomas and Blackwood (2010). Computer Literacy and Non-IS majors. Information Systems Education Journal, 8 (58). http://isedj.org/8/58/. ISSN: 1545-679X. (A preliminary version appears in The Proceedings of ISECON 2009: §3753. ISSN: 1542-7382.)