ERIC Number: ED088934
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973
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Evaluation of the Educational Effectiveness of PLATO and TICCIT.
Anastasio, Ernest J.; Alderman, Donald L.
This evaluation of the Programmed Logic For Automatic Teaching Operations (PLATO) and Time-Shared Interactive Computer-Controlled Information Television (System) (TICCIT) programs focuses on their costs, performance, and educational effectiveness. The cost component attempts to measure the costs and assess the economic effects of each of the systems on the participating educational institutions. The technical component monitors the performance of each of the two systems so as to discover and expalin strengths, weaknesses, and implications for further use. The educational component focuses on evaluation of the effect of Computer Assisted Instruction (CAI) upon student performance and behavior; assessment of the impact of the CAI upon instructors, administrators, and the institution itself; and appraisal of the potential and effect of the methods used to produce, operate, and maintain the course materials. These cost, technical, and educational analyses identify strengths and weaknesses of PLATO and TICCIT, and begin to assess the extent to which the promise of instructional technology has been fulfilled. (RC)
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Authoring Institution: Educational Testing Service, Princeton, NJ.