FIG YearProject title
2011 Teaching Programming with Mobile Financial Literacy Games and Application
Hongwei Zhu
Information Technology & Decision Sciences
Collaborating Faculty
Yuzhong Shen, MSIM & ECE
Two thirds of students rely on student loans for college education and many of them also have credit card debts. But most students lack necessary financial knowledge to manage their debts. Given that debt management and financial literacy require information processing at which computer programs are most effective, programming courses are uniquely positioned to offer opportunities to introduce financial literacy. This project will incorporate financial applications and games into programming courses so that students can see how to use what they learn to address the challenges in their lives. This student-centered approach will significantly improve students' learning effectiveness.
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