ERIC Number: ED090979
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: N/A
The Use of Computers in High Schools.
Crick, Joe E.; Stolurow, Lawrence M.
A Model 35 KSR teletype was installed in Roxbury Latin School and connected to the SDS 940 system at Harvard University. The equipment was used to teach secondary students to use computers to program and solve math problems. Students learned the Computational Algebraic Language (CAL) and were oriented to computers and programing. They followed the steps of: (1) finding a problem; (2) writing programs; (3) punching them off line; (4) loading them on line; (5) running the program if it worked or (6) debugging it off line and (7) re-entering it. In one semester, students developed the ability to devise and run sophisticated programs. The cost was low--$60 for installation and $75-$90 per month for operating expenses--and usage was high, amounting to about seven hours per day. In addition, the ratio of off line to on line time decreased and that of Central Processing Unit to Connect time increased, both of which were interpreted as indicating a significant increase in the use of the computer's resources by the students for more complex and difficult problems. (PB)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Programs, Costs, Equipment Utilization, Online Systems, Program Descriptions, Programing, Secondary Education, Secondary School Mathematics, Secondary School Students, Time Sharing
Automated Education Center, 22929 Industrial Drive E., St. Clair Shores, Michigan 48080 ($12.00)
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Automated Education Center, St. Clair Shores, MI.
Identifiers - Location: Massachusetts; Massachusetts (Boston)