The interest in computer literacy in colleges of agriculture has paralleled the development of microcomputer technology. This highly accessible, relatively low cost technology seems to be particularly appropriate to the needs of typical agricultural businesses. Full appreciation of this technology, however, requires a basic understanding of the functions, abilities, and limitations of hardware and software and an ability to conceptualize problems for computer solution. These understandings and abilities are considered to be important characteristics of computer literate individuals. Their attainment should be the primary objective of a college level computer literacy course.



computer literacy, agricultural businesses

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