United Kingdom: The Computer as Lab Assistant

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Science  02 Feb 1996:
Vol. 271, Issue 5249, pp. 689
DOI: 10.1126/science.271.5249.689


Cambridge, U.K.—As the British government ratchets up the pressure on universities to educate more students for less money, many institutions are turning to a new type of teaching assistant: computers. A government-funded project, the Teaching and Learning Technology Program, has resulted in the development of software packages that can substitute for laboratory instruction.