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A pioneer in computer assisted education; He received his Bachelor's degree in 1952, his Master's degree in 1955 and his Ph.D. in 1959, all from the University of Maryland, and all Psychology. During this time, in 1956 he left school for a year to work on the design team for the Pratt & Whitney J-75 turbojet engine. After receiving his Ph.D., he joined System Development Corporation where he developed command evaluation systems. He was responsible for running an evaluation facility for decision making for Strategic Air Command. He ran experimental tests of the Strategic Air Command decision-making processes. In 1961 he joined the faculty of American University as Professor of Research at the Center for Research and Social Systems. From 1966 to 1970 he was Acting Director for Higher Education Research at the U.S. Office of Education, where he oversaw the development of computer assisted instruction technologies. He then joined the National Science Foundation’s Office of Computing Activities (OCA) where he was the Program Director for Applications of Advanced Technologies Program in science education. From 1970 to 1995, he helped direct the continued development of CAI technologies, the deployment of internetworking (the practice of connecting a computer network with other networks through the use of gateways) for higher education and the development of university curricula. He is a 21-year member of the Editorial Board for THE Journal.
Noted For:Pioneer in computer assisted education coordinating the educational technology programs at the United States Department of Education
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