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Business computing: an African perspective

Show simple item record Blewett, CN Erwin, GJ
dc.contributor.editor Steenkamp, A.L. 2018-08-13T12:41:44Z 2018-08-13T12:41:44Z 1995 1995
dc.identifier.citation Blewett, C.N. & Erwin, G.J. (1995) Business computing: an African perspective. Papers Delivered at the SAICSIT 95 Research and Development Symposium (South African Institute for Computer Scientists and Information Technologists), Film Auditorium, University of South Africa, Pretoria, 25-26 May1995, edited by A.L. Steenkamp (UNISA) (ISBN 0-86981-909-7) en
dc.identifier.isbn 0-86981-909-7
dc.description.abstract The book uses storytelling as teaching, with exclusive use of active tense, local examples a problem-driven approach rather than a product-driven approach. For example, magnetic tape principles are explained in the context of backup. Backup is explained in the context of a story about a computer disaster. The book is designed to reduce many of the first year learn problems associated with USA and UK textbooks in this field, and chunks the material in a way more suited to student learning, rather than academic lecture-giving. The book has a series of Episodes (rather than chapters) and every Episode has a Story to start. Then a Transition from the story to Structured Material. Structured Material is for exam-type learning. Every Story has the STAIR framework, namely Stimulus (towards use of technology Trouble (identified in the business as a result of the Stimulus), Approach(es) possible, Implementation (of an approach) and review of the Approach. The Transition reviews the Story and moves the student towards a more formal treatment in the Structured Material. The Structured Material is in COURSE framework. COURSE not explained here. So, the book has a uniform framework throughout. en
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dc.title Business computing: an African perspective en

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