Accession Number:

AD0684831

Title:

COMPUTER SYSTEMS FOR TEACHING COMPLEX CONCEPTS

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 1 Oct 1963-30 Sep 1968

Corporate Author:

BOLT BERANEK AND NEWMAN INC CAMBRIDGE MA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1969-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

189.0

Abstract:

This research concerns various ways of using computers for teaching problem-solving concepts and skills. New lines of approach to programmed teaching, programming, and instructional monitoring were investigated in various instructional contexts including mathematics, physics, and medicine. Four programming systems--Mentor, Stringcomp, Simon, and Logo--were designed and used as an integral part of these investigations. The systems are described and their capabilities demonstrated in instructional applications of several kinds. The work suggests some new ways in which computers might make valuable contributions to education. 1 The teaching of appropriate programming languages can provide a conceptual and operational framework for the teaching of mathematics. 2 Utilizing diagnostic cues, instructional monitors can enhance the teaching of practical subjects navigation, languages, music whose mastery requires the integration of mechanical and intellectual skills.

Subject Categories:

  • Humanities and History
  • Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE