ERIC Number: ED056525
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Oct
Reference Count: 0
TICCIT: A Delivery System Designed for Mass Utilization.
Stetten, Kenneth J.
A low cost method for delivery of computer services to homes and schools through interactive television called time-shared, interactive, computer controlled, information television (TICCIT) has technical qualities such that it is individualized, computerized, multimedia, and provides unlimited points of entry and delivery of information. TICCIT's minicomputer facility, the computer subsystem, and some of the other hardware are described, and TICCIT's solution to the communications problem of awkward, expensive, or inefficient links from terminal to computer is discussed. The on-line terminal is described--a combination of a standard television receiver, a videotape recorder, and keyboard and control electronics. An explanation of TICCIT software discusses a special purpose monitor program supporting a number of user terminals and a tailored-to-subject-matter system of macro level commands to allow easy and efficient computer-assisted instruction authoring. (Author/SH)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Mitre Corp., McLean, VA.
Note: Paper presented at the EASCON Conference (Washington, D.C., October 7, 1971)