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Computer based instruction (RFC0313)

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000003509D
Original Publication Date: 1972-Mar-06
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2000-Sep-13
Document File: 7 page(s) / 19K

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Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

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T.C. O'Sullivan: AUTHOR

Abstract

A high level of Computer Based Instruction (CBI) activity exists both in the academic and armed service communities, with the promise of a substantial amount of early development of instruction courses and instructional management facilities. The major functional areas of interest can be described as follows:

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Network Working Group Tom O'Sullivan

Request for Comments: 313 Raytheon

NIC: 9343 March 6, 1972

(CBI: 1)

COMPUTER BASED INSTRUCTION

Current development of Computer Based Instruction (CBI) systems seem

to be directed toward two types of system:

1.) Small to medium scale, dedicated, stand alone systems (such

as the IBM 1130, 1500, 1800 complexes) or medium scale systems

with dedicated network implications (such as TICKET), and

2.) Large, centralized, dedicated systems with dedicated network

implications (such as PLATO).

Some attention has been given to the application of the resources of

a General Purpose Computer Network to CBI (e.g., the EDUCOM efforts),

however the full implication of the use of such resources do not

generally seem to be understood by either the CBI development centers

(at academic institutions or at the Armed Forces training or

development centers), where most of the current activity takes place,

or at ARPA Network Nodes, where most of the resources reside.

This Request For Comment has two purposes To:

1.) Solicit comments from the Network Working Group, and others,

on how selected classes of (and what specific) resources of a

General Purpose Network might be applied to the field of Computer

Based Instruction and

2.) Initiate a dialog between interested parties on the problems

of Computer Based Instruction, not limited to, but including, the

uses of General Purpose Computer Network resources.

The attached paper discusses some of the applications of the

resources of a large General Purpose Network to computer Based

Instruction systems. Response and discussion are encouraged through

the NIC system.

GENERAL PURPOSE COMPUTER NETWORKS

AND

COMPUTER BASED INSTRUCTION

INTRODUCTION

A high level of Computer Based Instruction (CBI) activity exists both

in the academic and armed service communities, with the promise of a

substantial amount of early development of instruction courses and

instructional management facilities. The major functional areas of

interest can be described as follows:

1.) Design and Development

2.) Field Tests

3.) Distribution and Operational Use

4.) Evaluation and Modification

Specific computer support requirements are function of the philosophy

and reflected strategy of implementation for each of the functional

areas of interest. Design and development activities may focus on

overall curriculum development or on specific training or educational

goals involving a specific course. The focus of attention will have

an effect on the support requirements, e.g., the type and size of

data base, specialized processing capabilities, etc. Support

requirements for Field...