ERIC Number: ED082466
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
A Dynamic Tutorial System: An Application Package for Everyone.
Kellerman, Anne; MacDonald, Geraldine E.
A new approach to computer-assisted instruction (CAI) called Author Tutorial System (ATS) was field tested in a National Science Foundation-sponsored school consortium in New York State. ATS was designed as a package of authoring functions written in the APL interactive programing language to enable authors who are not experienced programers to create sophisticated computer-mediated tutorials. A summer workshop held for 72 faculty from the participating schools offered them new uses for CAI, stressing non-linear programs and introducing them to APL. A weekend workshop held in the fall and consisting of lectures and terminal sessions taught faculty members how to develop and revise their own tutorials. Following this, participants developed tutorials for their classes. The conclusion was reached that ATS could make significant contributions to undergraduate education provided two conditions were met. First, a dynamic relationship must be maintained between: 1) originators, 2) programers, 3) computer teaching professionals acting as interface personnel, and 4) faculty, to insure the effective delivery of programing packages. Secondly sufficient attention must begiven to training faculty. (PB)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: State Univ. of New York, Binghamton.
Identifiers - Location: New York