Computer Literacy

Digital technology consumes our world. The courses I teach are about computer literac, which is defined as "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. By another measure, computer literacy requires some understanding of computer programming and how computers… Continue reading Computer Literacy


Next week is the last week of the Fall semester, which means only means one thing Final Exams. Many students struggle with test taking, budgeting time to study and finishing up any missed assignments. Otherwise, known as Finalitis. It can actually cause high anxiety for some in class, even the teacher. Professors are faced with… Continue reading Finalitis

Programming Languages

This week in class we will be studying various computer programming languages. While there are several both open source and proprietary software to choose from, the System Design Lifecycle (SDLC) is the same. Learn SDLC in 9 Minutes Video The 4 main questions any IT programmer should ask before selecting what program language to use:… Continue reading Programming Languages

Midterm Exams

Does taking a test cause you to feel overwhelmed? One teacher express that just the word 'test' alone often causes anxiety for some students; so going forward I will use the word 'task'. Last week, the class did well with the interactive 'Jeopardy' review. Hopefully, they'll do well on their midterms this week. It is… Continue reading Midterm Exams

Alpha vs. Beta Testing

Here are last week's marketing questions: What is an Alpha and Beta Test?  What is the difference between the two? Alpha testing is defined as, "In-house testing of a pre-production model or version, to locate or estimate design flaws or deficiencies (, 2018). Beta testing is defined as, "Second level, external pilot-test of a product… Continue reading Alpha vs. Beta Testing