ERIC Number: ED034420
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Oct
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Brief History of Computer-Assisted Instruction at the Institute for Mathematical Studies in the Social Sciences.
Stanford Univ., CA. Inst. for Mathematical Studies in Social Science.
In 1963, the Institute began a program of research and development in computer-assisted instruction (CAI). Their efforts have been funded at various times by the Carnegie Corporation of New York, The National Science Foundation and the United States Office of Education. Starting with a medium-sized computer and six student stations, the Institute has expanded to a PDP-10 computer and teletypes in elementary schools in several states, connected by telephone lines to the Institute. Drill-and-Practice programs in mathematics and reading were developed and tested. Tutorial programs in mathematics and reading were also developed. Tutorial logic and algebra programs along with a tutorial Russian language program have been added to the systems' capability. A dial-a-drill program was instituted which allows students in their homes to be given oral exercises in elementary mathematics. The report covers the development of the programs and supporting equipment chronologically and provides tables of statistical information concerning the programs, students, and participating schools. (JY)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Curriculum Development, Educational History, Educational Research, Experimental Programs, Language Instruction, Mathematics Instruction, Pilot Projects, Program Descriptions, Programed Instruction, Reading Instruction, Research and Development Centers, Research Reviews (Publications), Teaching Programs, Tutorial Programs
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Authoring Institution: Stanford Univ., CA. Inst. for Mathematical Studies in Social Science.
Identifiers: Institute for Mathematical Studies in Soc Scis CA; Stanford University CA