ERIC Number: ED249865
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Jul-1
Reference Count: 0
The Ninth Summative Report of the Office of Computer-Based Instruction.
Hofstetter, Fred T.
The University of Delaware's work with computer-based instruction since 1974 is summarized, with attention to the history and development of the Office of Computer-Based Instruction, university applications, outside user applications, and research and evaluation. PLATO was the system that met the university's criteria, which included: supporting instructional strategies such as gaming, testing, and self-paced instruction; a library of computer-based learning materials; a programming language that was easy to use; a student record-keeping capability to support educational research; computer graphics; and overall system reliability. Information is provided on credit and noncredit courses using computer-based instruction during 1983-1984. Activities of the 37 departments using computer-based instruction are summarized, and sample lessons and photographs are provided. Outside user applications are also described, including pre-college demonstrations and programming courses and courseware development. Materials include: a list of published lessons, a list of 1983-1984 conference and workshop presentations, a student evaluation form for PLATO, abstracts of computer-based education developments, and a catalog of PLATO and microcomputer programs under development. (SW)
Descriptors: College Curriculum, College Instruction, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Science Education, Computer Software, Credit Courses, Departments, Educational History, Higher Education, Instructional Development, Microcomputers, Noncredit Courses, Program Descriptions, Program Evaluation, Questionnaires, Units of Study
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Reference Materials - Bibliographies; Reference Materials - Directories/Catalogs
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Delaware Univ., Newark. Office of Computer-Based Instruction.
Identifiers: PLATO; University of Delaware