ERIC Number: ED077467
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Educational Research and Development Unit Graduate School of Industrial Administration, Carnegie-Mellon University. Third Annual Report.
The Educational Research and Development Unit (ERDU) of the Graduate School of Industrial Administration at Carnegie-Mellon University was formally established in January 1970 by a 5-year grant from the Ford Foundation. This report describes the research and development activities in which ERDU was engaged from January to December 1972 for the Ford Foundation. The principal activity during that year was the further development and programming for the Educational Assembly System. (EAS), a system that can generate information about educational materials organized in a curriculum best suited to each individual user. The data base of the system consists of 2 parts: (a) structured descriptions of educational goals and materials, and (b) a network of work relationships. Both of these are created by various subject matter experts. The user inputs his goal, including information about the area, level, time he wants to spend, etc., and the system interacts with questions about possible inconsistencies, prerequisites and other relevant information. Finally the student is presented with the optimal curriculum. (HS)
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Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Ford Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Carnegie-Mellon Univ., Pittsburgh, PA. Graduate School of Industrial Administration.