Executive Summary A model curriculum, such as that developed by the ACM/SIGITE Curriculum Committee (2005), has two important functions. First, it provides a base structure for newly developing programs that can use it as a platform for articulating a curriculum. Second, it offers an existing curriculum framework that can be used for validation by existing… (More)
To be a successful business data processing professional, one should possess effective written and oral communication skills; therefore, any program which prepares computing students for the business world should effectively train them in this area. Of the programs that attempt to handle this situation, most merely require their students to take several… (More)
More than a decade ago, data processing professionals began to realize a software crisis. Although Barry Boehe's figures show the United States" software cost in 1980 was approximately 2 percent of the gross ~atlo~a~ #roeuet (GHP}, Dolotta et al have estimated this cost to rise to 8.5 percent of the OMP by 1985 and Steel's projections show the same cost… (More)
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Currently, obesity has become one of the major health concerns in the United States. A way to relieve this problem is creating fitness activities using the technology and tools available at hand. " Punching Pad " is a prototype that utilizes Scratch for Arduino software and the Arduino Board to make this possible. This device is not only considered a viable… (More)