ERIC Number: ED066862
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Reference Count: 0
User's Guide to "MULE"; McGill University Language for Education. A Computer-Assisted Instruction Author Language.
Roid, Gale H.
A computer-assisted instruction (CAI) author language and operating system is available for use by McGill instructors on the university's IBM 360/65 RAX Time-Sharing System. Instructors can use this system to prepare lessons which allow the computer and a student to "converse" in natural language. The instructor prepares a lesson by coding text material, questions, and answers in a special CAI language. The coded lesson is prepared for input to the MULE compiler. Once the lesson has been placed in a disk file it can be called upon from any remote terminal connected to the RAX system by a student who then proceeds through an instructional dialogue with the executing program. Basic parts of the MULE language are explained here, including the statement form, label field, operation code field, operation codes for display statements, operation codes for response processing statements, and operation codes for control and accounting statements. Student's times, responses, and scores are automatically recorded on a permanent file. (JK)
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Authoring Institution: McGill Univ., Montreal (Quebec).
Identifiers: McGill University (Canada)