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ERIC Number: ED111353
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Jun
Pages: 5
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Computers in the Undergraduate Curriculum: An Aspect of the Many Section Problem.
Churchill, Geoffrey
A brief case study of the resistance to technological change is presented using DOG, a small scale deterministic business game, as the example of technology. DOG, a decision mathematics game for the purpose of providing an environment for application of mathematical concepts, consists of assignments mostly utilizing matrix algebra but also some calculus, linear programing or free form modeling. It is a simulated environment originally written in BASIC, and now also available in FORTRAN IV. The problems involved in implementing DOG into the undergraduate curricula of the Georgia State University School of Business are discussed. It is concluded that it is possible to successfully introduce computer applications into large multi-section undergraduate courses, but not painlessly. If only the physical and technical aspects of the problem receive serious attention, then the likely outcome is disaster. Only careful coordination, much support, some sugar coating of the pill, and occasional genteel bullying will assure success. (Author/KKC)
Entire Proceedings; Ted Sjoerdsma, Treasurer, CCUC, 1248 Lindquist Center for Measurement, Iowa City, Iowa 52242 ($10.00, Checks payable to the University of Iowa)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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