ERIC Number: ED068065
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Computer Facilities for Instruction in Small Colleges: Final Report Summary 1968-71.
Hamblin, John W.; Alcorn, Bruce K.
In August 1970, the National Science Foundation funded a program to study the advantages and disadvantages of low-cost mini-computers as instructional devices at 10 small colleges. The small colleges involved in the experiment have demonstrated that a computer facility can be used to considerable advantage in the instruction process, and students and faculty alike are highly enthusiastic about the uses to which the computer can be put. It was found that strong support from administrators is sufficient to get the hardware on campus, but faculty support and interest are necessary for the equipment to be utilized. The successful utilization of computer facilities on a college campus is to a great extent dependent on the leadership, enthusiasm, and outlook of the personnel in charge of such facilities. In fact, personnel seem to be more important than size, type, or even reliability of the facility. (Author/HS)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Southern Regional Education Board, Atlanta, GA.