ERIC Number: ED200243
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Using the Computer to Foster Creative Interaction among Students.
The network characteristics of the PLATO computer-based education system permit students to communicate not only with the computer, but with each other. This capability can be exploited in educationally significant ways. In addition to the social interaction which occurs when students help each other at the terminal and when they work together at a terminal in 2-student lessons, students can interact in real time from widely separated terminals, and they can see and learn from products generated by other students who were working not only at other places but at other times. This results in a variety of experience, a richness of expression, and a degree of motivation that is difficult or impossible to attain when students work at individual terminals in effective isolation from their peers. (Author/RAA)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Educational Games, Elementary Education, Elementary School Students, Humanization, Mathematics Instruction, Networks, Student Motivation
Computer-Based Education Research Laboratory, University of Illinois, Urbana, IL 61801 ($2.50).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Illinois Univ., Urbana. Computer-Based Education Research Lab.