The Proceedings of the Information Systems Education Conference 2001: §33c
| Paper (refereed) Information Systems Curriculum
|Recommended Citation: Lauckner, K F. True Computer Literacy and Core Concepts for Non-majors. In The Proceedings of the Information Systems Education Conference 2001, v 18 (Cincinnati): §33c.
True Computer Literacy and Core Concepts for Non-majors
Teaching only the tools of computing (i.e. word processing, spreadsheets; databases and Internet topics) and calling it computer literacy is unacceptable. For our students to truly be prepared for the future world of computers they need more than just the tools of today, many of which may not even exist tomorrow. They should understand what data and information consist of and how computers work. It is also important that the student be familiar with the general applications of computers: visual communication, audio communication, network communications, information systems, simulation, artificial intelligence & evolutionary computation and education & training. In other words, students in today's world must be fluent in information systems and computer science. One way this fluency can be acquired is by introducing concepts in an order that allows concepts introduced earlier to be used as a basis for later conceptual ideas. This paper shows one possible path through a comprehensive set of concepts used in information systems and computer science.
|Kurt F. Lauckner [a1] [a2]|
Department of Computer Science
Eastern Michigan University [u1] [u2]
Ypsilanti, Michigan, USA [c1] [c2]
Keywords: core concepts, non-majors, literacy, fluency
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