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Computer Literacy
Quote: “How much computing knowledge should we include in courses to help our students in the workplace? What do they need to know? What is desirable?”
Comment: Understatement: Computer literacy is important…but it seems gaps continue to grow as technology advances…and tomorrow’s innovations are built on today’s…things are becoming more complex. Yet the expectation that everyone is proficient with a computer is perhaps the wrong perspective…I think we need programs that allow users to do what they want to do without learning “technology as a second language”. Think of the value of basic HTML authoring tools – once the technology was taken out of the tool (via programs like Dreamweaver and FrontPage), a larger audience began to use them.