ERIC Number: ED125554
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
A Preliminary Report on the PLATO V Terminal.
Stifle, J. E.
This report is a preliminary description of a prototype of a second generation version of the PLATO IV (Programmed Logic for Automated Teaching Operations) student terminal. Development of a new terminal has been pursued with two objectives: to generate a more economic version of the PLATO IV terminal, and to expand capacities and performance of student terminals. The terminal design is a miniature computer system containing all the standard features of large computer systems including a processing unit, memory, and an input-output structure. This miniature computer system performs as a PLATO terminal by attaching a plasma display panel to the terminal. The computer is programable and can execute programs locally. A library of programs and a set of self-diagnostic routines to be used to maintain the terminal are also being developed. (CH)
Descriptors: Autoinstructional Aids, Computer Science, Computers, Display Systems, Educational Media, Educational Technology, Electronic Equipment, Input Output Devices, Programing, Technological Advancement, Time Sharing
PLATO Publications, Computer-Based Education Research Lab, 252 Engineering Research Lab, University of Illinois, Urbana, Illinois 61801 ($1.50)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Advanced Research Projects Agency (DOD), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Illinois Univ., Urbana. Computer-Based Education Research Lab.