Accession Number:

AD0661807

Title:

USE OF CTSS IN A TEACHING ENVIRONMENT,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH CAMBRIDGE PROJECT MAC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1964-11-01

Pagination or Media Count:

35.0

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

Subject Categories:

  • Humanities and History
  • Computer Programming and Software
  • Computer Hardware
  • Computer Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE