Welcome to the spreadsheet resource reservoir
Spreadsheets are one of the most widely used software application tools. Sadly they can be underused, overused or misused. This section of site aims to help users get as much as possible from the tools and to produce accurate spreadsheets free of errors.
On the Resources Page we have material aimed at spreadsheet users in general.
- We expose some of the common traps that users fall into and provide you with tips on how to avoid these.
- We provide examples of many different spreadsheet functions and features.
- We intend to continually update the existing resources and add new topics from time to time.
We have also included resources more specifically aimed at educators:
- topic presentations
- practice exercises
- project scenarios
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The inspiration behind and the chief contributor to this site is Theresa McLennan Senior Lecturer at Lincoln University, New Zealand. Theresa, a member of Lincoln’s Applied Computing Department, teaches end user computing to students from across all the university’s areas of discipline.
Early on in her teaching career Theresa recognised the need to teach end user computing as a stand alone topic. Lincoln was the first university in NZ to offer such courses. Theresa designed two undergraduate end user computing courses. These courses, for 2nd and 3rd year students, have evolved over the past sixteen years. Theresa has also taught end user papers at the postgraduate level and published papers relating to the use and misuse of spreadsheets. Over the years she has built up an expertise in the use of spreadsheets and her advice is regularly sought by ex-students and members of the business and scientific community.
Shirley, a Senior Tutor in Lincoln's Applied Computing Department, created this site. Working closely with Theresa and other members of the group has helped Shirley increase her knowledge of applications software and put her problem solving skills to good use.
Her interests are computer literacy and teaching end user computing as well as designing information in such a way that the user is always catered for.