Title: Are you having fun teaching Excel? Using an electronic classroom management system

Authors: James K. Fugate, Chuleeporn Changchit, Robert J. Vokurka

Addresses: College of Business, Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi, USA; 123 Faculty Center, Unit 5808, 6300 Ocean Dr., Corpus Christi, TX 78412, USA. ' College of Business, Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi, USA; 136 Faculty Center, Unit 5808, 6300 Ocean Dr., Corpus Christi, TX 78412, USA. ' College of Business, Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi, USA; 145 Faculty Center, Unit 5808, 6300 Ocean Dr., Corpus Christi, TX 78412, USA

Abstract: In modern education, computer applications are capable of enhancing the quality of teaching and learning. Instructors teaching spreadsheet applications such as Excel are faced with a variety of assessment and teaching methods to assign and grade homework projects that guide students in mastering the essentials of spreadsheet operations. Several grading software packages are available in the market to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of teaching an Excel course. This study discusses a system designed to create and grading Excel assignments. The system|s advantages and drawbacks are discussed and compared to the packages available in the market.

Keywords: teaching innovation; software applications; grading automation; Excel spreadsheets; learning innovation; Excel assignments; spreadsheet assignments; higher edsucation; business computing; business education.

DOI: 10.1504/IJIL.2010.035033

International Journal of Innovation and Learning, 2010 Vol.8 No.3, pp.316 - 331

Published online: 01 Sep 2010 *

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