Workstations in Education and Training. Phase 1
TEXAS UNIV AT AUSTIN
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The advent of the computer workstations introduces a major new opportunity for education and training. These machines are so fast and have such abundant memory and storage that they facilitate the use of high quality color and sound as an instructional medium under the full control of the teacher and the student. Moreover, these machines can be tied together in local, national and, indeed, international networks so that images and sounds stored on large and distant servers are available at the stroke of a key to the probing student. This report considers the state-of-the-art of workstation hardware and networks in the year 2000. It reviews the state of the art in education software and it considers the economics of the workstations, networks and software. In this framework, the report reviews the bottlenecks which are likely to hinder efforts to take full advantage of workstations in education and training, and some policy options that need to be addressed to minimize the impact of the bottlenecks.
- Computer Programming and Software