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ERIC Number: ED088489
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-May-31
Pages: 431
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The Integration of Course Content, Technology and Institutional Setting. A Three Year Report, 31 May 1973. Project TACT, Technological Aids to Creative Thought.
Bossert, William H.; Oettinger, Anthony G.
A description is provided of an attempt at Harvard University to integrate course content with technology and the institutional setting. The course, "Communication in Societies," was aimed at non-science majors and explored the science and technology of communication and their effects on social organization. The objective was to impart an understanding of language and communication and enough command of scientific method and skills to mitigate the alienation from science found in so many students. The impact of the course on student attitudes toward science is examined, and the selection of course content, instructional methodology and grading patterns are discussed. Software and hardware used in the course are analyzed and a review is made of the problems involved in moving from experimental services to routine institutionalization. Attention is called to the needs to: 1) develop accounting procedures capable of projecting and comparing costs; 2) provide a better managerial structure for experiments; and 3) develop procedures which permit the handling of longitudinal data. A series of 12 appendixes gives complete details on the project. (Author)
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Sponsor: Bell Telephone Labs., Inc., Murray Hill, NJ.; National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Harvard Univ., Cambridge, MA. Aiken Computation Lab.