Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2-1989

Abstract

A tremendous mismatch is developing between two of the most critical components of any computer literacy course: the textbooks and the students. We are encountering a "new generation" of students (literally as well as figuratively!) who are much better acquainted with computer usage than their earlier counterparts. Yet many textbooks with increasing emphasis in those same computer tools continue to appear. There are signs of a coming change in that a few authors and publishers apparently are becoming aware of the need for innovations in texts for non-scientists. These textbooks open the door for a new orientation to principles in the teaching of computer literacy.

Comments

This paper was also published in the SIGCSE '89 Proceedings of the Twentieth SIGCSE Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education, p. 177-181, Louisville, Kentucky, February 23-24, 1989. ISBN: 0897912985

The SIGCSE is the Association for Computing Machinery's Special Interest Group on Computer Science Education.

Document Object Identifier (DOI)

10.1145/65294.65307

Editor

James E. Miller

Publisher

Association for Computing Machinery

City

New York, NY

Publication Information

SIGCSE Bulletin

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