This paper examines undergraduate student use of laptop computers during a lecture-style class that includes substantial problem-solving activities and graphic-based content. The study includes both a self-reported use component collected from student surveys as well as a monitored use component collected via activity monitoring " spyware " installed on… (More)
A prototyping development method is presented here which has the potential to reduce the growing application development backlog. Prior research and our findings indicate that a prototyping process can assist in the efficient development of application systems by breaking a complex problem into several comprehensive parts. A state-transition model of the IS… (More)
Many of those who teach introductory computing courses have recognized the pedagogic value of a very simple computer model. A large number of introductory textbooks on computing contain a section explaining the logical components of such a system (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7,8). These usually include an introduction to assembler language and machine level… (More)
The total property market value for a taxing district is used to: distribute federal, state, and county taxes; apportion joint school district tax levies; limit taxing and borrowing powers. This total market value cannot be calculated by simple summing the individual property values as listed on the local assessment roll because assed values may or may not… (More)
A computer model of the equalization rate determination procedure is presented. Several changes in sampling and estimation parameters are examined using a full factorial design.