Accession Number : AD0700437

Title :   A TIME-SHARING AUDIO VISUAL DEVICE,

Corporate Author : DARTMOUTH COLL HANOVER N H THAYER SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s) : Griffith,Larry A.

Report Date : JUN 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 67

Abstract : By combining the tasks of many users to provide a high volume of work for a computer system, the time-shared computer has made the use of computers by low volume users economically feasible. As a result many new applications for computers have developed. One such application is computer-aided instruction. As the interaction between computer and student must take place through the output terminal (i.e. it must be typed) there is a very real limit to the types of additional information the computer can supply. If the computer were able to activate audio and visual devices in addition to typing, its versatility as a teacher would be greatly increased. This paper is concerned with designing and building an audio-visual terminal device for time-sharing systems. The device resulting from the project consists essentially of a slide projector and a tape recorder connected to the teletype output terminal in such a way that the computer can dynamically select any of the content of either device for presentation. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*TEACHING MACHINES, *INPUT OUTPUT DEVICES), TIME SHARING, MAGNETIC RECORDING SYSTEMS, STILL PROJECTORS, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, COSTS

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

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE