ERIC Number: ED158767
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1977-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Demonstration of the PLATO IV Computer-Based Education System. Final Report. January 1, 1972-June 30, 1976.
Slattow, G., Ed.
This report for the period January 1, 1972 to June 30, l976 describes a program conducted to reach the following major objectives: (1) to develop, test, and operate a large geographically dispersed PLATO IV network; (2) to implement an educational program involving educational liaison, teacher/author training, curriculum planning, and materials development; (3) to carry out a two-year field test and demonstration; and (4) to develop plans and strategies and assist in a systematic evaluation of the educational effectiveness of the PLATO IV system. Chapter 1 gives a brief account of PLATO history, a summary of the program, and a discussion of the results and their implications. Chapter 2 describes the methods by which the PLATO Service Organization provides author training, liaison, documentation, and other services to a large user community. Chapter 3 provides evaluation of system reliability, performance, use, and educational effectiveness, and presents a detailed case study in elementary mathematics. The next two chapters describe experience in the use of PLATO in mathematics and reading in elementary schools. Chapter 6 describes the community colleges program project, which has introduced PLATO curricula in accountancy, biology, chemistry, English and mathematics. Chapters 7 and 8 describe the experience with PLATO in the teaching of physics and chemistry at the university level. The final chapter discusses the continuous development of systems software for PLATO. (Author/VT)
Descriptors: College Programs, Computer Assisted Instruction, Curriculum Development, Elementary School Mathematics, Formative Evaluation, Higher Education, Institutional Cooperation, Instructional Design, Man Machine Systems, Networks, Online Systems, Publications, Reading Instruction, Systems Development, Tables (Data)
Computer-Based Education Research Laboratory, University of Illinois, Urbana, Illinois ($7.70)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Illinois Univ., Urbana. Computer-Based Education Research Lab.