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ERIC Number: ED089663
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Jan
Pages: 71
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An Overview of the TICCIT Program.
Mitre Corp., McLean, VA.
The MITRE Corporation is disseminating computer-assisted instruction (CAI) through a demonstration program funded by the National Science Foundation. The goal is to show that CAI can provide improved, cost-effective instruction in community colleges. Significant products include: two demonstration systems, each with 128 student terminals; four semesters of math and English courses; and a complete package of authoring and delivery software. Some of the major innovations of the Time-Shared, Interactive, Computer-Controlled Information Television (TICCIT) system include: 1) courseware designed to produce mastery, improve learning strategies and student attitudes, and develop responsibility; 2) the use of audio and color television displays (the Digicolor System); 3) minicomputers to power self-contained systems; 4) low system cost of approximately $450,000 for one system or $250,000 for moderate quantities; 5) efficient courseware production procedures; 6) an on-line authoring system which produces quality CAI; 7) a learner control command language which fosters efficient strategies and positive attitudes; and 8) an implementation planning model which promotes faculty acceptance and system integration into colleges. (Author/LB)
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Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Mitre Corp., McLean, VA.