ERIC Number: ED124145
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
The CGE-PLATO Electronic Laboratory Station Structure and Operation.
Neal, J. P.
An electronic laboratory station was designed for student use in learning electronic instrumentation and measurement by means of the computer-guided experimentation (CGE) system. The station features rack-mounted electronic laboratory equipment on a laboratory table adjacent to a PLATO IV terminal. An integrated logic system behind the laboratory instrument panel interfaces the terminal and dial sensors within the laboratory equipment with the PLATO system. The logic interface provides PLATO with the ability to sense student-made interconnections between 30 terminals and the student-made settings of 22 dials on the laboratory equipment. PLATO guides and CGE hardware through the connection checks and stores the results for subsequent use in displays or in instructional programs. A complete record of the actual external interconnections between 30 terminals of experimentation equipment is generated in less than 5 seconds. A complete record of the settings of 22 dials of the experimentation equipment is generated in less than 4 seconds. (Author/CH)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Programs, Computer Science, Computers, Educational Media, Educational Technology, Electromechanical Technology, Electronic Equipment, Engineering Technology, Engineers, Higher Education, Information Systems, Instrumentation, Instrumentation Technicians, Laboratories, Laboratory Equipment, Laboratory Training, Science Laboratories, Simulation
PLATO Publications, Computer-based Education Research Lab, 252 Engineering Research Lab, University of Illinois, Urbana, Illinois 61801 ($0.50, prepayment required)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Advanced Research Projects Agency (DOD), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Illinois Univ., Urbana. Computer-Based Education Research Lab.