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ERIC Number: ED031066
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1964-Dec
Pages: 64
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School Scheduling by Computer, the Story of GASP.
Murphy, Judith; Sutter, Robert
Generalized academic simulation programs (GASP) is school scheduling by computer. The publication compares the manual method of developing a school schedule with the new method of computer programing. A major advantage of computer programing is that it relieves the administrator of this busy work so that he can devote his energies and time to more important educational problems. To convert to computer scheduling, a school principal will have to become acquainted with computer language or employ a programer in a data process center. A major advantage to computer programing is that it can facilitate flexible scheduling of pupils, heretofore stymied by human shortcoming and inadequacy. Computer scheduling allows considerable leeway in setting the parameters for the scheduling of subjects. GASP should not be viewed as limited cybernetically to the scheduling of pupils. Once an administrator understands its language and its potential, the computer can be used to answer "what if" questions and "educational assumptions" which without the computer the administrator could only imagine but never implement for lack of computer programing and the knowledge of outcomes. This document previously announced as ED 018 092. (JZ)
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Authoring Institution: Educational Facilities Labs., Inc., New York, NY.