APPLICATIONS OF COMPUTERS AND INFORMATION PROCESSING SYSTEMS IN EDUCATION.
SYSTEM DEVELOPMENT CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF
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The purpose of this report is to provide information for the uninitiated educator and interested layman in essence, to place electronic data processing EDP in education in both factual and speculative perspective. The report is intended for the EDP specialist only to the extent that some understanding of current educational problems will help him to assist educators with the data processing aspects of these problems. The complete report to the U. S. Office of Education Application of Electronic Data Processing Methods in Education, of which this paper is only a chapter, represents a study of uses, problems, issues and promising directions of research and development in electronic data processing in education. The scope of present computer and EDP school applications is outlined, including explanations of technical terms, facilities, and equipment currently in school use. Succeeding pages provide brief descriptions of illustrative applications arranged in the following substantive categories 1 educational information systems, 2 research applications, and 3 computer education programs. The intent here is to provide a sampling of resources currently available in educational settings and their utilization at the time of this report. Author