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ERIC Number: ED158767
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1977-Mar
Pages: 412
Abstractor: N/A
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)
Computer-Based Education Research Laboratory, University of Illinois, Urbana, Illinois ($7.70)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Illinois Univ., Urbana. Computer-Based Education Research Lab.