Basic computer education

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This article needs additional citations for verification. The examples and perspective in this article may not represent a worldwide view of the subject. Computer literacy is the ability to use computers and related technology efficiently, with a range of skills covering levels from elementary use to programming and advanced problem solving. In the United States, students are introduced to tablet computers in preschool or kindergarten.

Tablet computers are preferred for their small size and touchscreens. Teaching computer literacy to students in secondary school may improve their thinking skills and employability, but most teachers lack the understanding and classroom time to teach computer programming. United States had insufficient computer skills. After freshmen completed a computer literacy course, there was a significant improvement in their understanding of the course material. In the US job market, computer illiteracy severely limits employment options.

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This page was last edited on 9 December 2017, at 19:08. Versions of BASIC became widespread on microcomputers in the mid-1970s and 1980s. Microcomputers usually shipped with BASIC, often in the machine’s firmware. The original BASIC language was released on May 1, 1964 by John G. Kurtz and implemented under their direction by a team of Dartmouth College students. One of the graduate students on the implementation team was Mary Kenneth Keller, one of the first people in the U.