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ERIC Number: ED342355
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1987-Nov
Pages: 12
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One Computer for Every Teacher and Every Student.
Merriman, Howard
This report describes the Apple Classroom of Tomorrow (ACOT) project as it was in its second year in a comprehensive high school, Macintosh-based site in Columbus, Ohio, with 30 sophomore students. It is noted that all of the students in the ACOT classroom--who are selected by lottery from among applicants of the school's resident population--have a microcomputer at school and at home, a dramatic departure from the average 20 minutes per week access time upon which many studies of computer effectiveness are based. Topics discussed in this report include: (1) the benefits of having unrestricted access to a computer that have accrued to these students and teachers, to the institutional setting, and to the system; (2) the expected outcome of turning out high school graduates who have lived in a microcomputer-saturated environment for four years; (3) the overall lessons of this experience; (4) issues related to extending the saturation level of microcomputers in school laboratories and classrooms; (5) the limitations of shared computers; and (6) the need for an evaluation of instructional technology. The report concludes with an analogy between technology and business in which both people and the environment are enhanced and supported. (CGD)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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