Faculty Research at Morehead State University


Computer Competencies for the 21st Century Information Systems Educator

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Fall 2001


This article reports the results of a Delphi study to determine the general need for the preparation of computer technology competencies of business education teachers for the 21st century. The study consists of three rounds of a Delphi instrument using electronic mail as the primary means of communication. Twenty-three experts nominated by the National Association for Business Teacher Education (NABTE) served on the Delphi panel. The responses generated by the first round contributed to the development of an instrument; the second round involved rating the statements; and the third round determined the consensus on items. The findings of the study include 95 statements about computer competencies that should be included in business teacher education curricula. These competencies were grouped in five categories: computer hardware, software, computer programming, computer integration, and general computer knowledge.