Developing Computer Literacy Among Incoming Air Force Institute of Technology Graduate Students
AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF SYSTEMS AND LOGISTICS
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This research developed an introductory level, application software oriented, computer course for the School of Systems and Logistics, Air Force Institute of Technology AFIT. The course is used to introduce new students to the applications software used in the graduate program. The research was designed to answer four basic research questions What computer skills are necessary for minimum computer literacy at AFIT Which application software packages are used in the AFIT graduate program Given the course-time available to teach QMGT 290, what should be taught to maximize the literacy of the incoming students and What teaching methods isare best to teach computer applications The author developed the revised QMGT 290 using a curriculum building model extracted from professional literature. The revised course contained a combination of lecture, hands-on, and take-home problems and exercises. The objective of the revised QMGT 290 course was to ensure a minimum competency level among all new students. Over 75 of the students completing the revised course agreed that the course met its primary objective. Comments were solicited from both instructors and the students to improve the course in the future.
- Humanities and History
- Computer Programming and Software