Introduction to Computers
Can be ordered from: The Knowledge Collection, 2611 Garden Rd., Monterey CA. 93940. (CEO16—30 minutes—$29.95 plus $3.50 postage)
The history of the computers from the first programmable computer in 1824 microchip revolution of the 1970’s. The modern microcomputer is examined, including the keyboard, video screen, memory systems, printer and modem.
Spreadsheet Accounting for the Microcomputer
, IBM Tandy Version, Copyright 1990, (available Summer 1989).
Allen and Klooster, Southwestern Publishing Co., 5101 Madison Rd., Cincinnati, Ohio 45227. 1168-8C—Combination Microtools Program Diskette, IBM PC PCjr, 128K minimum
Tandy 1000 256 Minimum. $49.50
This text-workbook software package contains spreadsheet exercises for both first-year and advance accounting courses. Students learn how electronic spreadsheets function and solve a variety of common business problems using the spreadsheet software and template diskette. The complete package was designed specifically for classroom use, and the easy-to-use spreadsheet software is similar in concept and operation to popular commercial spreadsheets. Exercises range from simple data gathering and reporting to complicated financial planning and analysis and “what if” situations. The template diskettes contain exercise data for both first-year and advanced textbook problems. Completion time is approximately 25-30 hrs.
Outfitter Electronics: An Automated Accounting
, Second Edition, Copyright 1988. Klooster and
Allen, Southeastern Publishing Co., 5101 Madison Rd., Cincinnati, Ohio 45227. BA17BF81—Individual Diskette, IBM PC and IBM PCjr, 128K Minimum; Tandy 1000, 256K Minimum—$42.50
This automated accounting simulation “employs” students in a wholesale electronics supply company specializing in the sale and service of electronics equipment. Students will use the microcomputer to process accounting transactions that involve purchases and sales on accounts, correction and adjustment of entries, sales discounts, credit terms, and purchase discounts. Students work with data from integrated general ledger, integrated accounts payable, and integrated accounts receivable systems. The diskettes include a chart of accounts, a customer file, a vendor file and opening balances to provide added realism. Students can progress through the material at their own pace following the. step-by-step illustrated instructions and sample transaction input forms. Approximately 5-7 class hours.
, Copyright 1987 Southwestern Publishing Co., 5101 Madison Rd., Cincinnati Ohio 4445227. B415—Manual simulation with source documents, expanded journal, and general and subsidiary edgers; B416—Manual simulation with narrative, expanded journal, and general and subsidiary ledgers—$5.70 & $4.30.
Maxwell Jewelry is a merchandising business organized as a partnership that sells jewelry, and giftware. One month’s transactions are recorded. An audit test master, from which the teacher may reproduce quantities of the test for students, is provided. This simulation is available in both manual and automated versions. The manual version comes in 2 forms.
Museum showing history of computers with all the models: The Computer Museum, 300 Congress Street, Museum Wharf, Boston, MA 22110. (617) 426-2800.
This museum has over 50 interactive exhibits, hands-on learning. It is open Tuesday—Sunday; daily in summer.