Required Software Proficiency in General Education and Business Courses

Required Software Proficiency in General Education and Business Courses

Linda Lynam (Central Missouri State University, USA)
Copyright: © 2003 |Pages: 5
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-93177-753-7.ch018
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Abstract

Approximately 1,100 students in a general education computer course at a Midwestern state university with a technology focus were required to demonstrate competency in Microsoft Word®, Excel®, and PowerPoint® during the Fall 2001 and Spring 2002 semesters. The entrance requirement at the university requires a minimum of an ACT score of 20 or in the upper two-thirds of their high school graduating class. Many students are in the 20 to 23 range of ACT scores. A large portion of the students lack high school experience in independent study and individual responsibility. Results of the project indicate that students with little experience in self-responsibility can achieve at the university level when required.

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