Accession Number : ADA132706

Title :   Report of the Faculty Working Group on Computers.

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE ACADEMY CO

PDF Url : ADA132706

Report Date : 01 Jun 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 71

Abstract : Many academic institutions are considering or already implementing large scale distributed computing systems to include student owned microcomputers. The potential benefit of these computers to the education process is enormous, but so are the risks. A real danger is the expensive hardware will be underutilized for lack of applications. Faculty involvement with the new computing resources is the key to effective utilization. Committees within the U.S. Air Force Academy are now considering various distributed computing options. A survey of the Academy faculty was conducted to assess their readiness and willingness to use the proposed systems. The survey summarizes the available faculty resources to support distributed computer applications and their opinions concerning implementation plans. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Air Force planning, *Computer aided instruction, Computer applications, Surveys, Operational effectiveness, Instructional materials, Resource management, Distributed data processing, User needs, Questionnaires, Instructors

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Computer Hardware
      Computer Systems

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE