ERIC Number: ED084827
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972-Dec-7
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"Mini", "Midi" and the Student.
Edwards, Perry; Broadwell, Bruce
Mini- and midi-computers have been introduced into the computer science program at Sierra College to afford students more direct contact with computers. The college's administration combined with the Science and Business departments to share the expense and utilization of the program. The National Cash Register Century 100 and the Data General Nova computers were acquired; the total hardware costs amounted to about $4600 per month. In addition to performing various administrative tasks, the Mini-Midi program is used in computer science courses to teach students how to work with computers, using logical problem solving methods. Student demand for these courses is high and their success rate in them is encouraging. Thus, the Mini-Midi combination is meeting the computing needs of the diverse programs at the college and is providing students with access to the hardware, all at a reasonable cost. (PB)
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Authoring Institution: Sierra Coll., Rocklin, CA.