The Proceedings of the Information Systems Education Conference 2000: §129
| Paper (refereed) Information Systems Curriculum
|Recommended Citation: Meyer, J and S A Varden. Surveying Students about Computing: Results of a Two Year Study. In The Proceedings of the Information Systems Education Conference 2000, v 17 (Philadelphia): §129.
Surveying Students about Computing: Results of a Two Year Study
As part of a continuing effort to understand our students in order to inform our teaching, we have surveyed the students in our core computing class at the start and the conclusion of the fall term. The surveys solicit information on prior experience with computing, attitudes towards computers and technology and other academic matters, hopes for the course, knowledge of current events and general demographic information. We present here our analysis of two sets of surveys given in fall 1997 and fall 1998. The findings confirm some subjective impressions on the part of the faculty, indicate opportunities and also reveal challenges. This is a follow-up study of a previous published study.
Keywords: student attitudes, computer literacy, introductory computer course
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