ERIC Number: ED089663
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Jan
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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)
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Graphics, Computer Programs, Cost Effectiveness, Costs, Curriculum Development, Demonstration Programs, Educational Television, English Instruction, Instructional Improvement, Instructional Innovation, Instructional Systems, Interaction, Mathematics Instruction, Minicomputers, Online Systems, Program Descriptions, Time Sharing, Two Year Colleges
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Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Mitre Corp., McLean, VA.