ERIC Number: ED206305
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Development of a Small Time-Sharing Computer Based Learning System in the Media Learning Center, Temple University.
Lawrason, Robin E.
Computer capability was added to the Media Learning Center in 1979 to help faculty with computer based learning (CBL) applications in basic skills (English and Math) as well as regular coursework in the sciences, social sciences, and the humanities. The DEC PDP 11/70 time-sharing system operated with 356K memory and serves 32 student video terminals at the Center and other remote locations in the College of Liberal Arts. Applications range from simple drill and practice to tutoring programs, problem-solving, and graphic simulations in statistics and physics. Strategies to promote the use of CBL are described, including the provision of a range of opportunities for faculty to learn about computer uses in their fields; acquisition of a variety of existing courseware for demonstration; location of sources of information on resources and applications; development of faculty rewards and incentives; and the taking of an active role by the Learning Lab Director to provide and promote this new instructional service. (Author/CHH)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Temple University PA
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology (Philadelphia, PA, April 6-10, 1981). Best copy available.