ERIC Number: ED035275
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Mar
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Computer Systems for Teaching Complex Concepts.
Four Programing systems--Mentor, Stringcomp, Simon, and Logo--were designed and implemented as integral parts of research into the various ways computers may be used for teaching problem-solving concepts and skills. Various instructional contexts, among them medicine, mathematics, physics, and basic problem-solving for elementary school children, were used to investigate new lines of approach to programed teaching, programing, and instructional monitoring. The results suggest valuable contributions which computer-aided instruction may make to education. The comprehension of programing languages apparently provides a basic framework for the study of mathematics, and practical subjects (navigation, languages, music) whose mastery requires the integration of mechanical and intellectual skills may be effectively taught with instructional monitors utilizing diagnostic cues. Diagrams, sample programs, and explanations of programing logic are included. (SH)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Oriented Programs, Computer Programs, Concept Teaching, Diagnostic Teaching, Educational Media, Fundamental Concepts, Instruction, Instructional Design, Learning, Logic, Mathematical Concepts, Program Design, Programed Instruction, Programs, Scientific Concepts, Systems Concepts
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Sponsor: Office of Naval Research, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Bolt, Beranek and Newman, Inc., Cambridge, MA.