Microcomputer–Based Labs: Educational Research and Standards

  • Robert F. Tinker
Conference proceedings

Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (volume 156)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIV
  2. Introduction

    1. Robert F. Tinker
      Pages 1-10
  3. Overview

  4. Research

  5. MBL and Learning

  6. Hardware and Software Systems

  7. Back Matter
    Pages 391-405

About these proceedings


Microcomputer-based labs, the use of real-time data capture and display in teaching, give the learner new ways to explore and understand the world. As this book shows, the international effort over a quarter-century to develop and understand microcomputer-based labs (MBL) has resulted in a rich array of innovative implementations and some convincing evidence for the value of computers for learning. The book is a sampler of MBL work by an outstanding international group of scientists and educators, based on papers they presented at a seminar held as part of the NATO Special Programme on Advanced Educational Technology. The story they tell of the development of MBL offers valuable policy lessons on how to promote educational innovation. The book will be of interest to a wide range of educators in physics, science and information technology, and to educational policy makers.


computer education group innovation technology

Editors and affiliations

  • Robert F. Tinker
    • 1
  1. 1.The Concord ConsortiumEducational Technology LabConcordUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1996
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-61558-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-61189-6
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