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Recommended Citation: Bhatnagar, N and L E Weyant.  Computer Literacy.  In The Proceedings of the Information Systems Education Conference 2001, v 18 (Cincinnati): §07a.

Computer Literacy

Neelima Bhatnagar    [a1] [a2]
Department of Management
University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown    [u1] [u2]
Johnstown, Pennsylvania, USA    [c1] [c2]

Lee E. Weyant    [a1] [a2]
College of Business
Eastern New Mexico University    [u1] [u2]
Portales, New Mexico, USA    [c1] [c2]

Computer literacy continues to be an issue that very much affects Information Systems education. This paper serves as an exploratory study that tries to answer the question as to whether or not business schools, including those with AACSB accreditation, must continue to offer computer literacy courses. Specifically, the paper addresses the question by considering the existence of a comprehensive definition for computer literacy and the relationship between students' perceptions of their computer skills and demonstrated performance. Finally, the paper sets the stage for future research concerning the curriculum design of an undergraduate introductory course in Information Systems.

Keywords: computer literacy, curriculum design

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