ERIC Number: ED093369
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Computers in Instruction.
Warlick, Charles H.
The University of Texas is heavily involved with computers in instruction. The computation center, with a Control Data 6600 and 6400, has a great number of course programs and a high usage level. With the NSF a southwest regional computer network was established to share in these programs, and there are 23 institutions currently involved. It is theorized that there is a cycle inhibiting the effective use and generation of computer-based education materials, and the NSF has two projects to break this cycle. The Computer-Based Education Project at the University of Texas will seek to produce and demonstrate quality material, while the CONDUIT Project will try to improve undergraduate education in a cost effective manner by the exchange of computer-related curriculum material. The five major computer networks, which include the University of Texas, form the administration structure and control of CONDUIT. There has been some progress, especially in the setting of independent evaluation procedures. At the University of Texas support for the instructional use of computers continues to increase. (WH)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Oriented Programs, Computer Programs, Cost Effectiveness, Educational Technology, Information Dissemination, Information Networks, Instructional Materials, Undergraduate Study
"Facts and Futures: What's Happening Now in Computing for Higher Education", Proceedings of the Fall 1973 EDUCOM Conference; EDUCOM, P.O. Box 364, Princeton, New Jersey 08540 ($9.00)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Texas Univ., Austin. Computation Center.