ERIC Number: ED246850
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Jun-18
Reference Count: 0
The Cadet Project: Computer Assisted Distance Education Telecommunication for Post Secondary Education in Alberta. Report #1, June 15, 1983, and Report #2, June 18, 1984.
Kirman, Joseph M.; Goldberg, Jack
Two reports discuss pilot projects using the Computer Assisted Distance Education Telecommunication Project (CADET) in Edmonton, Alberta. The first describes two studies that investigated the feasibility of telephone communication between two or more microcomputer (Apple) operators using an Amdahl mainframe computer as an intermediary. The results reported suggest that the CADET system is effective in enabling teachers to promote pupil performance with new subject matters. Seven references are listed and an appendix outlines steps in Visiterm communication between the Amdahl and Apple computers. The second report is concerned with Phase 2 of the CADET project, in which the new CADET file system was field tested through a linkage between the Amdahl computer at the University of Edmonton and four higher education institutions. Problems encountered, recommendations, and advantages are listed. Appendices include "The CADET Operations Manual," which covers the CADET system, Visiterm, the communication card and telephone modem, how to sign on and off Amdahl, receiving a message, text editor (prepare a message), text format, sending a message, confidential communications, electronic mail, and some common problems. A trouble shooting check list is included. (LMM)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Evaluative; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Alberta Dept. of Advanced Education, Calgary.
Authoring Institution: Alberta Univ., Edmonton.
Identifiers: Alberta (Edmonton); Apple II; Canada; Instructional Effectiveness