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ERIC Number: ED140791
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Computer Managed Instruction at Remote Sites by Satellite: Phase I, A Feasibility Study.
Polcyn, Kenneth A.; And Others
The purpose of the study was to conduct preliminary research to acquire an understanding of the conditions, constraints and parameters that could influence the design, preparation, and conduct of a demonstration involving computer managed instruction by satellite, as well as explore what communications systems would be available to become operational should the demonstration results indicate this is desirable. Eight basic areas of research were undertaken during the feasibility study. The goals of the research were to determine: (1) the key requirements that must be met to conduct a demonstration; (2) the preferred communications system; (3) the CMI course that could be used for the demonstration; (4) the operational potential of the demonstration objectives; (5) the demonstration design options that could yield the desired results; (6) whether an economic model could be developed to conduct a cost-effectiveness analysis; (7) the demonstration tasks and schedule for their execution; and (8) the communications systems suitable for operationalizing the concept, if the concept is found viable. The research results led to the conclusion that the demonstration is feasible, and it was recommended that the design work be undertaken. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Advanced Research Projects Agency (DOD), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: PRC Information Sciences Co., McLean, VA.