Computers in Education

COMPUTER-ASSISTED TEACHING

As Skilled Technical Training at DCS's Firm from 1978 through 1985, DCS supervised and guided a nationally significant effort to incorporate computers and networking technology into educational programs of engineers and scientists. Since 1988, we have directed a project to help middle and high school teachers utilize computers in mathematics classrooms. This project now broadcasts video conferences via satellite to school systems throughout the U.S.

WORLD WIDE WEB APPLICATION

DCS's current work includes web-based development, including web site/home page development as well as Internet applications.

ELECTRONIC MAIL

In projects at the college level and at the pre-college level, DCS has regularly used electronic mail for project organizational and communications purposes. We have also conducted seminars and workshops to help others utilize this technology.

INFORMATION SCIENCE

DCS has been engaged in projects at educational institutions, in industry, and with health providers to evaluate the strategic importance of information processing, organization, and management for effective performance.

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

DCS has helped plan and develop systems for utilization of technology in education, training, and job performance. We have also conducted seminars and workshops on newly emerging information technologies and the human and organizational factors that are critical for their effective implementation.

TELECONFERENCING

DCS has planned, organized, and implemented 13 ninety-minute teleconferences which were transmitted to a national audience via satellite with telephone feedback. These dealt with human and organizational issues of incorporating new information technologies in schools. The methods also apply to hospitals, businesses, and government organizations.

TECHNOLOGY-BASED TRAINING

DCS completed a training development program in 1992 for a Fortune 100 high technology company. Interviews, questionnaires, and job analyses materials were developed to help workers engage in quantitative quality performance studies. Computer software, print materials, and guides for instruction were prepared.

MULTI-MEDIA SYSTEMS DEVELOPMENT

DCS is currently developing a multi-media version of a text and visual material archive. We have also created full-text retrieval systems for collections of books. We have reviewed projects and proposals for multi-media systems. We are currently writing an analysis of multimedia capabilities in mathematics and science education for a national business policy organization.