ERIC Number: ED084824
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Aug
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Computers in Communications and Education at Coast Community College District.
Luskin, Bernard J.; Ruth, Monty W.
Coast Community College District in Orange County, California is a leader among community colleges in the instructional use computers. The district's hardware consists of an IBM system 370 model 155 computer, over 80 typewriter terminals, 12 cathode ray tubes (CRT), and several microfiche image projection devices. Better than 700 computer-assisted instructional (CAI) units are currently in use in a wide range of subjects from accounting to zoology, including such non-traditional areas as photography and electronic trouble-shooting; furthermore, graphic display devices supplement instruction by providing visual communication. The ORACLE system provides a data bank of questions from which exams can be compiled, tests scored, item analyses conducted and student files generated. Faculty involvement is high and is reinforced by a fellowship program and the district further supports CAI through its Office of Educational Planning and Development and its campus Directors of Learning Resources. All in all, the computer is an intergral part of the student's instructional program and the learning systems developed in the district serve as models for other colleges. (LB)
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Authoring Institution: Coast Community Coll. District, Costa Mesa, CA.
Identifiers - Location: California