Life-Long Computer Skills (Jakob Nielsen's Alertbox)

Life-Long Computer Skills (Jakob Nielsen’s Alertbox)

Life-Long Computer Skills

Summary:
Schools should teach deep, strategic computer insights that can’t be learned from reading a manual.
I recently saw a textbook used to teach computers in the third grade. One of the chapters (“The Big Calculator”) featured detailed instructions on how to format tables of numbers in Excel. All very good, except that the new Excel version features a complete user interface overhaul, in which the traditional command menus are replaced by a ribbon with a results-oriented UI.

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