ERIC Number: ED191732
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Aug-1
Reference Count: 0
Some Bases for Choosing a Computer System: Suggestions for Educators. Technical Report No. 2.
This report reviews four different computer systems that are available for educational use. Presented is a system overview, and the strengths and weaknesses of each of the following systems: PLATO, TERAK, Compucolor II, and PET. Each of these machines is included as a representative of a "class" of machines available to the educator. Their selection for review is not intended as an endorsement, but rather to permit specificity in discussions of properties. The report looks at the characteristics of each of these machines as they pertain to educational applications, to aid educators in evaluating computer systems, and in making a good choice from among the multitude of systems offered in the marketplace. This document concludes with a comparison among these four computers based upon a set of 25 educationally important parameters and a glossary of technical computer-related terms. (MP)
Descriptors: Computer Graphics, Computer Oriented Programs, Computer Science, Computer Science Education, Computers, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education, Instructional Materials, Mathematical Vocabulary, Mathematics Curriculum, Mathematics Education, Mathematics Materials, Resource Materials, Science Education, Vocabulary
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: State Univ. of New York, Stony Brook. Coll. of Engineering.
Identifiers: Computer Selection
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