Research Assistant: H. Jiang
Sponsors: Intel, Purdue-on-line, MIDC
Writing and arithmetic haven't been the same since computers came to campus, but reading has hardly changed. Word processors, spreadsheets and databases are unquestioned improvements over the typewriters, slide rules and index cards they replaced. Textbooks are a rarely questioned, and even less rarely praised, staple of the college experience. However, the falling ratio of students to computers, the increasing availability of a global network (www) and the rise of platform independent content have created an opportunity to explore a variety of ways of improving out-of-class instruction.
Over the next three years we will work with people from Education, Communication and across the campus in seeking