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)


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.

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Item type Article
DOI 10.1109/MAHC.2012.16
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Subjects Historical > FOR Classification > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education
Historical > Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > College of Business
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
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