Journal of Information Systems Education


With the increase of computer users many educators assert computer literacy has arrived and is no longer a bona fide subject to consider academically. This premise is denied demonstrating that there are misconceptions regarding the definition of computer literacy. Literacy implies more than an ability to turn on a machine that has been dedicated to an application or that automatically loads canned software selected and delivered by commercial vendors. Since computers have altered the way we solve problems, make decisions, manage institutions, and communicate, college graduates facing a global market economy must be prepared to comfortably utilize electronic technology innovatively, responsibly, effectively, and ethically. Providing this computer literacy is the interdisciplinary, academic challenge facing colleges in the nineteen-nineties.



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