ERIC Number: ED208850
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-May
Reference Count: N/A
The Use of Microcomputers in a Communication Network.
Underwood, Barry, Ed.
This study examines how the microcomputer could be used in a network with other microcomputers, some established computer technology, and the most recent developments in communication technology. It was also intended to provide information on the feasibility of a provincial communication network between the schools of British Columbia. It was anticipated that with such a network in place, a teacher consultation service between schools could be established and the exchange of quality instructional software packages facilitated. The project consisted of an examination of the communication possibilities between two microcomputers, a mainframe, a community bulletin board system, a database (electronic library), and a knowledge network. The results were that after a number of physical connection difficulties it was possible to use the microcomputer in the conditions under which it was tested; however, high transmission costs were a limiting factor on such a network because of the slow speed of transmission and the current lack of multiple users. A 29-item bibliography is included. (Author/MER)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Educational Research Inst. of British Columbia, Vancouver.
Authoring Institution: Computer Using Educators of B.C., Campbell River (British Columbia).
Identifiers - Location: Canada