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What is Office Technology

Handbook of Research on Instructional Systems and Technology
In the modern office technology courses of business education curriculum, students will be using computer hardware and software to learn the process of dealing with graphics, electronic calculators, desktop publishing, information processing, word text processing, data processing, time and task management, management support, computer-assisted drawing (CAD), and Internet literacy.
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Instructional Design Strategies for Business Education
Irene Chen (University of Houston – Downtown, USA)
Copyright: © 2008 |Pages: 13
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-865-9.ch004
The purpose of business education is to work cooperatively with the business community to prepare all students to live and work as productive citizens in a changing global society by providing essential business experiences, education, and training. Computer operations are a major part of business education programs. Students learn to operate computers in a modern computer lab using a variety of software that includes word processing, spreadsheet, database, accounting, and desktop publishing. This allows individuals to acquire, develop, and apply academic knowledge and skills. The objectives of the chapter is to discuss how technology competencies taught in business education provide individuals a foundation to work and live as productive citizens in a changing global economy. The author also explores the role of educators in preparing business education students for employment, technology competences, lifelong learning skills, and community responsibility.
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