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Instructional Design Strategies for Business Education

Instructional Design Strategies for Business Education
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Author(s): Irene Chen (University of Houston – Downtown, USA)
Copyright: 2008
Pages: 13
Source title: Handbook of Research on Instructional Systems and Technology
Source Author(s)/Editor(s): Terry T. Kidd (Texas A&M University, USA) and Holim Song (Texas Southern University, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-865-9.ch004

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Abstract

The purpose of business education is to work cooperatively with the business community to prepare all students to live and work as productive citizens in a changing global society by providing essential business experiences, education, and training. Computer operations are a major part of business education programs. Students learn to operate computers in a modern computer lab using a variety of software that includes word processing, spreadsheet, database, accounting, and desktop publishing. This allows individuals to acquire, develop, and apply academic knowledge and skills. The objectives of the chapter is to discuss how technology competencies taught in business education provide individuals a foundation to work and live as productive citizens in a changing global economy. The author also explores the role of educators in preparing business education students for employment, technology competences, lifelong learning skills, and community responsibility.

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