Journal of International Information Management


In the modem world, a person without a computer knowledge will be considered a "crippled" person. The knowledge of computer is crucial for business managers, however. A computer literate person is one who understands the computer technology, can use the computer, and is able to understand its limitations. Realizing a need for computer literacy, colleges and universities require students to take at least a course in computer. This trend started in 1980 and now most students could be considered computer literate. This paper summarizes the results of the surveys in 1985, 1987, and 1992 of the students in the introductory course in computer. The survey found that more and more students know more about computers, the software, and their applications. The survey shows that the percent of students who know different software has consistently increased since 1985.