ERIC Number: ED033573
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Aug-31
Reference Count: 0
Evaluation Report of Problem Solving--Computer Style.
New Orleans Public Schools, LA.
Two problem-solving IBM 1130 computers were installed in two New Orleans high schools for a project designed to enrich the mathematics, science, and physics curricula, to provide student motivation through individualized instruction, to develop course materials, to develop programing skills, and to encourage broader computer use in schools. Four key teachers from each school (who participated in an inservice training program in which they learned the FORTRAN computer language, had "hands on" experience with computers, and developed programs and materials to incorporate problem solving in their curricula). consultants from IBM, volunteer research engineers and computer analysts, and a computer center assistant staffed the project. Students were chosen for the project on the basis of aptitude and achievement; they received instruction in computer use as part of the regular curriculum. In addition to teaching activities, the project utilized conferences, meetings, and instructional courses for teachers and administrators to extend problem solving techniques to a wider variety of students and curricular areas. A project evaluation showed the project as successful. (SP)
Descriptors: Computer Oriented Programs, Computer Science Education, Curriculum Enrichment, Institutes (Training Programs), Instructional Materials, Mathematics Education, Physics, Problem Solving, Programing, Programing Languages, Science Education, Science Instruction, Secondary Education, Student Motivation
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: New Orleans Public Schools, LA.