ERIC Number: ED226727
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Jul-21
Reference Count: 0
Synopsis of the University of Delaware's Office of Computer-Based Instruction.
Hofstetter, Fred T.
This brief paper presents background information and a description of the organizational structure and educational objectives of the Office of Computer-Based Instruction, formerly the Delaware PLATO project, whose name was changed to reflect the University's ongoing commitment to providing leadership in educational computing following the completion of the initial project phase. The first section describes the implementation of the PLATO system at the University of Delaware, the materials available, the grants and contracts which have involved use of the system, research applications by faculty, and possible future directions. The organizational structure summarized and depicted in chart form proved to be a highly effective way of managing a computer-based educational project and will continue as the model for project management in the current office. Finally, the nine overall objectives of the office, which reflect the philosophy and purpose of the office and provide a context for the objectives of each project undertaken, are listed. The effects which these objectives have on the educational goals of the university as a whole are discussed where applicable. A table lists faculty project leaders. (LMM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: PLATO; University of Delaware