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The Australian educational computer that never was

Tatnall, Arthur (2013) The Australian educational computer that never was. IEEE Annals of the History of Computing, 35 (1). pp. 35-47. ISSN 1058-6180 (print) 1934-1547 (online)

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Abstract

Computers are now commonly used in Australian schools, as in most developed countries. In the early 1980s, a multitude of incompatible microcomputers sought to enter the education market, presenting a significant problem in terms of technical support and teacher professional development. To address this, Australia investigated designing and building its own educational computer. This article tells the story of how Australia's educational computer was designed but never actually built.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: ResPubID26727, computer aided instruction, continuing professional development, microcomputers, educational technology, education market, microcomputers, teacher professional development, echnical support, teachers, history of computing, schools, computer science education, IT, software development, Australia
Subjects: FOR Classification > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education
Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > College of Business
Depositing User: Ms Phung.T Tran
Date Deposited: 21 Jul 2014 23:29
Last Modified: 11 Aug 2014 23:02
URI: http://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/23731
DOI: 10.1109/MAHC.2012.16
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