ERIC Number: ED071458
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972
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Developing Specifications for a Low-Cost Computer System for Secondary Schools. PREP 38.
More and more secondary schools are becoming interested in introducing their students to computers and computer concepts. A central problem for such schools, however, is obtaining reliable computer service with capacity for all the students who are interested, but at a cost the school can afford. Although many schools use commercial or small-scale time-sharing services, providing computer services to more than a few students becomes very expensive. Accordingly, various types of minicomputer systems are discussed in relation to the needs and capabilities of the schools. While a wide range of features are considered, special attention is paid to the peripheral equipment whose cost and reliability is so crucial to secondary school computer systems. (RH)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Programs, Computer Science, Computer Science Education, Computers, Cost Effectiveness, Costs, Electronic Equipment, Equipment Standards, High Schools, Input Output Devices, Laboratories, Minicomputers, Program Costs, Programing, Purchasing, Secondary Education, Specifications, Time Sharing
Superintendent of Documents, U. S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D. C. 20402 (DHEW Publication No: (NIE) 73-27625, $1.00)
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Authoring Institution: Stevens Inst. of Tech., Hoboken, NJ. Computer Center.; National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.