This paper investigates whether a one-hour undergraduate information systems “skills course” is still needed in the curriculum. Since such a course requires significant institutional resources and entering students already possess some computer skills, a survey was administered and analyses conducted to determine if the course should continue to be required. The survey focused on previous knowledge, knowledge gained by taking the course as well as demographic data such as major and whether the student owns a computer. Pedagogical implications are discussed in light of the paper’s findings.
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