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ERIC Number: ED082465
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Jun
Pages: 15
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Dynamics of Population and Economic Growth: A Computer-Based Instruction Program.
Roh, Chaisung; Handler, Paul
A computer-assisted instructional (CAI) program at the University of Illinois is used to teach the dynamics of population growth. Socio-economic models are also developed to show the consequences of population growth upon variables such as income, productivity, and the demand for food. A one-sex population projection model allows students to project size age distribution, and other demographic characteristics under a variety of assumptions and parameters. A one-sector growth model illustrates the impact of population growth upon economic development, and other supplemental models are available if desired. Descriptive surveys show the program to be successful. It has enormous variety and generates much data with relatively little input. Students achieve awareness of population growth factors without having to undergo extensive mathematical training, and segments of the program have been utilized by instructors in several other disciplines. The program is primarily tied to the PLATO CAI system but a simplified version is ready for use with other hardware, such as the WANG 700 Programing Calculator and the Hewlett-Packard 9100 B. As CAI becomes available on other campuses, the program will be made accessible to a greater audience. (PB)
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Authoring Institution: Illinois Univ., Urbana. Computer-Based Education Research Lab.