Accession Number : AD0661807

Title :   USE OF CTSS IN A TEACHING ENVIRONMENT,

Corporate Author : MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH CAMBRIDGE PROJECT MAC

Personal Author(s) : Roos,Daniel

Report Date : NOV 1964

Pagination or Media Count : 35

Abstract : Computer time-sharing offers many interesting possibilities for use in teaching computer technology. It might be expected that with proper hardware and software, students using time-sharing as a teaching machine could acquire proficiency in the fundamentals of programming more easily than using batch-processing. To test this hypothesis, the M.I.T. Department of Civil Engineering divided a freshman programming class, so that half the students used batch-processing methods, and half used the Project MAC time-sharing system to do the same work. The paper describes the experiment and its tentative results. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*TIME SHARING, *TEACHING MACHINES), (*TEACHING METHODS, COMPUTERS), RELIABILITY, REAL TIME, STUDENTS, MOTIVATION, INPUT OUTPUT DEVICES, COMPUTER PROGRAMMING

Subject Categories : Humanities and History
      Computer Programming and Software
      Computer Hardware
      Computer Systems

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE