ERIC Number: ED198806
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Computers: New Avenues for Engineering Students at the Community College.
Brillhart, Lia; Shawhan, Douglas
At Triton College, student involvement with computers as a continued, multifaceted process is considered a primary objective of the physics and engineering department. To that end, the department implemented a low cost diverse program. The computer uses presented include labs, algorithms, testing, individual projects, drills, graphics, simulation, and rhetoric. The modes of computer use range from interaction to batch processing. Students enrolled in engineering are thus apprised of the scope and limitations of the computer after taking the sequence of courses in which computer utilization is incorporated. Primarily, the materials for the courses are developed to require the utilization of the computer in some form to guarantee the student's skill acquisition and progressive competency. The computer is programmed and sequenced to serve that purpose as well as to acquaint students with a wide variety of computer capabilities. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Note: For related documents, see IR 009 176-177.