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Author Dwyer, T. A.
Source ACM Digital Library
Content type Text
Publisher Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
File Format PDF
Language English
Subject Keyword Basic ♦ Extended languages ♦ Interactive systems ♦ Education ♦ Cai ♦ Newbasic ♦ Computers in education ♦ Catalyst
Abstract The pedagogical advantages of a general purpose interactive system called NEWBASIC/CATALYST are discussed. NEWBASIC/CATALYST incorporates an advanced implementation of BASIC, system-level interactive features, and a general capability for extension through user oriented function attachment. Application of this last feature to provide a flexible CAI scan capability is illustrated. An example of interaction at the system level shows how students can mix the advantages of independent or “solo” mode computing with those of guided or “dual” mode interaction. Preliminary experience with the system in an urban secondary school setting is discussed.
Description Affiliation: Univ. of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA (Dwyer, T. A.)
Age Range 18 to 22 years ♦ above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2005-08-01
Publisher Place New York
Journal Communications of the ACM (CACM)
Volume Number 15
Issue Number 1
Page Count 8
Starting Page 21
Ending Page 28


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