ERIC Number: ED051736
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Instructional Uses of the Computer in Higher Education.
Levien, Roger E.
This paper provides a prescriptive approach, i.e., a suggestion of what ought to be, the future of computer instruction in higher education. Discussed are: (1) computer capabilities and costs, in terms of hardware and software, and two major trends in computing that hold special promise for instruction with the computer: large centralized computing facilities, and small, inexpensive minicomputers; (2) the provision of computer service in terms of four choices: a centralized campus facility; decentralized campus facilities; regional networks; and commercial time-sharing service; (3) the provision of instructional materials, including the current situation, and the suggestion that commercial time-sharing systems and small, inexpensive computers could offer the means to use these materials that could be produced and distributed on the same basis as textbooks are now; and (4) how these developments would affect higher education. The paper concludes with recommendations for actions to be taken by (1) the federal government; (2) industry; and (3) administrators and faculty in higher education. (AF)
Publication Type: N/A
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Authoring Institution: Rand Corp., Santa Monica, CA.
Note: Paper presented at the Conference on Computers in Instruction: Their Future for Higher Education, Los Angeles, California, October, 1970