Using Spreadsheets in the Classroom
A Faculty Workshop

Sponsored by Dowling College and
The Long Island Consortium for Interconnected Learning

Friday, March 27, 10:00 AM
Dowling College Racanelli Center
Instructional Resource Center, Classroom 1

RSVP to Attend: Prof. Steven Cosares, (516) 244-3175 or
Directions are available here.

Abstract: This workshop is intended for instructors who are interested in learning about the capabilities of spreadsheets and their use as teaching tools. A spreadsheet system is an easy-to-use computer product that facilitates the storage, organization, and manipulation of large amounts of data. Modern versions are equipped with features like data analysis tools, optimization modules, programming language compilers, and graphing/charting capabilities, making them essential to anyone performing quantitative analyses. Thus, the need arises for instructors to include some spreadsheet modeling in their quantitative courses. The goal of the workshop is to provide instructors with examples of the advanced capabilities of a spreadsheet system, like Microsoft's Excel, and show how they can be used in the classroom.

The workshop is free, (except for lunch), and will be organized as follows:

10:00 - 11:00 Getting Started: Charts, Graphs and Lesson Templates
11:00 - 12:00 Data Analysis and Simulation I
12:00 - 1:00 Lunch
1:00 - 1:45 "What if" Analysis and Optimization
1:45 - 2:30 Using Modules: Simulation II
2:30 - 3:00 Sharing of Ideas