Using Office Simulation Software in Teaching Computer Literacy Using Three Sets of Teaching/Learning Activities

Azad Ali , Kustim Wibowo
InSITE 2016  •  2016  •  pp. 906
[The final form of this paper was published in the journal Issues in Informing Science and Information Technology.]
The most common course delivery model is based on teacher (knowledge provider) - student (knowledge receiver) relationship. The most visible symptom of this situation is over-reliance on textbook’s tutorials. This traditional model of delivery reduces teacher flexibility, causes lack of interest among students, and often makes classes boring. Especially this is visible when teaching Computer Literacy courses. Instead, authors of this paper suggest a new active model which is based on MS Office simulation. The proposed model was discussed within the framework of three activities: guided software simulation, instructor-led activities, and self-directed learning activities. The model proposed in the paper of active teaching based on software simulation was proven as more effective than traditional.
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