ERIC Number: ED097028
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Instructional Uses of Computers in Higher Education: A Survey of Higher Education in Massachusetts.
Demb, Ada Barbara
A survey of computer use was conducted in 1974 in a small, nonrandom sample of Massachusetts colleges and universities. Allowing for inflation, but adjusting for the increase in computer power per dollar, it is clear that significantly more computer power is being devoted to instruction--both "with" and "about" the computer. The percentage of computer-using courses teaching "with" the computer is estimated to be about 70 to 75 percent of the total number of courses using computers. In particular, physical sciences, social sciences, business, and mathematics have increased their computer use. The bulk of the application is in drill and practice, problem-solving, games, and simulations. Each of these applications is found in most of the departments reporting use of the computer. By contrast, there are very few instances of tutorial or inquiry and retrieval uses. (Author/WCM)
Descriptors: Business, College Curriculum, Colleges, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Oriented Programs, Games, Higher Education, Mathematics, Physical Sciences, Problem Solving, Simulation, Social Sciences, Surveys, Teaching Methods, Tutoring, Universities
Proceedings of the EDUCOM Fall Conference, EDUCOM, Rosedale Road, P. O. Box 364, Princeton, New Jersey 08540 (Estimated price, $6.00 for member institutions; $12.00 for others).
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Harvard Univ., Cambridge, MA.
Identifiers - Location: Massachusetts