A Self-Contained CAI Machine for Health Sciences Education
The use of computer-based education in schools of medicine, nursing, dentistry, pharmacy, and other health sciences disciplines has traditionally been carried out with multiple computer terminals connected to a time-sharing computer system (Weinberg, 1973; Wooster and Lewis, 1973; Alpert and Bitzer, 1970). This method was developed to allow sharing of scarce computer resources and requires a complex operating system as well as some form of communication between terminals and computer. Both of these requirements can and do result in operational failures and complex access procedures, but the more efficient use of expensive computer resources has justified the potential difficulty.
KeywordsCentral Processor Direct Access Memory Tape Cassette Small Machine Core Language
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