The Proceedings of the Information Systems Education Conference 2001: §33b
| Paper (refereed) Information Systems Curriculum
|Recommended Citation: Kizior, R J. The Constant Evolution of an Introductory Computer Course: A Course in Flux. In The Proceedings of the Information Systems Education Conference 2001, v 18 (Cincinnati): §33b.
The Constant Evolution of an Introductory Computer Course: A Course in Flux
The content of material in the basic computer concepts course in many schools has changed over the years for many reasons. One of the predominant things that has been occurring is the shifting of topics from the university level down to high school and even grade school level. What then should be covered on the university level? What is appropriate? We have found that many of our students have some spreadsheet and data base skills already, but they are lacking some basic knowledge concerning the concept of what is a business process. We have changed the "focus" of the course, and have introduced lectures and software in order to cover this important concept. This article will explain what was done, the models used, and the software used to exemplify what students should know about "the business process".
Keywords: Curriculum, intro course, business process model
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