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Bitzer, Donald Lester

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Works: 16 works in 39 publications in 1 language and 411 library holdings
Genres: History 
Roles: Author
Classifications: LB1028.5, 371.39445
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Most widely held works about Donald Lester Bitzer
 
Most widely held works by Donald Lester Bitzer
Computer-assisted instruction, testing, and guidance by Wayne H Holtzman( Book )

6 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 317 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The papers on which this book is based were prepared for a conference at the University of Texas in Austin in October, 1968, organized by the Social Science Research Council and the College Entrance Examination Board. The papers are divided into the following sections: system design; instructional design; optimizing learning; individually tailored testing; language processing; Stanford programs in arithmetic, logic, and Russian; simulation of science experiments; complex man-machine systems; and guidance and counseling. In addition two papers of general interest are presented: "Computers and the Purposes of Education" by Emmanuel Mesthene and "Computers in Education" by Wayne Holtzman. (Jy)
Display use for man-machine dialog by NATO Advanced Study Institute( Book )

2 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zawiera materiały z pierwszego zebrania Advanced Study Institute (A.S.I.), które odbywało się od 30 marca do 7 kwietnia 1971 w Erlangen
The design of an economically viable large-scale computer based education system by Donald Lester Bitzer( Book )

7 editions published between 1969 and 1973 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This report describes the development of an economically viable teaching system using a computer-based educational system. The plato system, used at the University of Illinois for the past nine years, is discussed. The authors report that by using newly-developed technological devices it is economically and technically feasible to develop large-scale computer-controlled teaching systems for handling 4000 teaching stations. The cost of instruction would be comparable to the cost of teaching in elementary schools. (Author/FL)
Computer-based science education by Donald Lester Bitzer( Book )

4 editions published between 1972 and 1973 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Signal amplitude limiting and phase quantization in antenna systems by Donald Lester Bitzer( )

3 editions published in 1960 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The uses of PLATO: a computer-controlled teaching system by Donald Lester Bitzer( Book )

5 editions published in 1965 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The use of a high-speed digital computer as a central control element provides great flexibility in an automatic teaching system. Using a computer-based system permits versatility in teaching logics since changing the type of teacher merely requires changing the computer program, not the hardware. In addition, having access to the decision-making capacity of a large computer located as one unit permits complicated decisions to be made for each student. Such capacity would be prohibitively expensive to provide by means of decisionmaking equipment located at each student station. The results of exploratory queuing studies show that the system could teach as many as a thousand students simultaneously without incurring a noticeable delay for any student's request. The educational results thus far have been extremely encouraging. However, reliable conclusions on educational achievement must await the results of more thorough experiments now in progress which include larger numbers of students learning under a variety of conditions. The adaptability and useability of the system for a variety of purposes in education and the behavioral and physical sciences have been clearly demonstrated. (Author)
PLATO: An automatic teaching device by D Bitzer( Book )

2 editions published in 1961 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Plato (programed logic for automatic teaching operation) is a device for teaching a number of students individually by means of a single, central purpose, digital computer. The general organization of equipment consists of a keyset for student responses, the computer, storage device (electric blackboard), slide selector (electrical book), and tv display. The central element of the teaching machine is illiac, a medium-speed, general purpose, digital computer. The student communicates to the machine by means of a keyset which allows him to submit answers to the machine's questions, and controls the machine's presentation of materials. The machine communicates to the student by means of a closed circuit television in two modes--an electronic book in which instructional material is on a set of slides, and an electronic blackboard. The logic by which instruction takes place is determined by the programs within illiac. The current logic requires the student to go through a fixed "main" sequence of slides, answering correctly each question posed in the course of this sequence. He may avail himself of supplementary materials in questions he finds troublesome. Important features are--each student may go through the material in a manner and at a speed of his own choosing, the machine accepts and displays constructed answers, as well as the more restrictive answers to multiple choice questions, and the equipment and the programed logic appear to be sufficiently versatile so that one can change from one subject to another by simply replacing slides. Teaching studies have shown that plato is generally effective as a teaching device
Radio direction finder bearing conversion from Watson-Watt display to linear display by Donald Lester Bitzer( Book )

2 editions published in 1956 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Instructions for using the PLATO logic general by Elisabeth R Lyman( Book )

1 edition published in 1968 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This report contains instructions for the use of general, a tutorial type teaching logic developed for the plato system. The logic of general is first introduced and diagrammed for the user. Then lesson planning for program authors is discussed in terms of format rules, branching pages, challenge pages, and information retrieval pages. Control keys and procedures for student mode are provided followed by an explanation of author mode. Suggestions for the answer master and input of parameters for lessons are given followed by directions for authoring using genauth, general, and constnt. The appendix contains a list of special effects on general, a list of judgers, and an example of an invstan subroutine. (Ch)
Plato : an adventure in learning ; excerpts from the keynote address and public lecture of Donald Bitzer [at the 1976 Australian Computer Conference] by Donald Lester Bitzer( Visual )

1 edition published in 1976 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Oral history interview with Donald Lester Bitzer by Donald Lester Bitzer( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Bitzer discusses his relationship with Control Data Corporation (CDC) during the development of PLATO, a computer-assisted instruction system. He describes the interest in PLATO of Harold Brooks, a CDC salesman and his help in procuring a 1604 computer for Bitzer's use. Bitzer recalls the commercialization of PLATO by CDC and his disagreements with CDC over marketing strategy and the creation of courseware for PLATO
Advances in computer-based education by D Alpert( Book )

1 edition published in 1970 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Plato : an adventure in learning ; excerpts from the keynote address and public lecture of Donald Bitzer [at the 1976 Australian Computer Conference] by Donald Lester Bitzer( Book )

1 edition published in 1976 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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