ERIC Number: ED094780
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Transportability of Courseware: Standardization of Installation Modifications.
Gross, Jean M.
A study on the transportability of computer courseware was presented to the Association for the Development of Computer-based Instructional Systems (ADCIS) at their August 1974 meeting. This study addressed the area of minor incompatibility that can cause transportability of customized Coursewriter software at individual sites to become difficult. Nonetheless, customizing software is basically good in that it allows additional capability and greater flexibility. The disadvantages, and impact on transportability, occur when separate installations make modifications that are mutually exclusive and conflicting. A solution lies, in the forum ADCIS provides, for concerned installations to work together to coordinate customizing. This allows desired modification while minimizing the impact on courseware transportability. The author suggests that installations form a subgroup under the Coursewriter Systems Implementation Group. In general, the subgroup could examine and exchange information on modifications of this nature with an effort toward achieving some standardization or set of guidelines to minimize the possible danger. (WCM)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Rutgers, The State Univ., New Brunswick, NJ. Hill Center for the Mathematical Sciences.