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Computing & Control Engineering Journal

Issue 1 • Date Jan 1992

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  • Distance education at the University of South Africa: the whole dream

    Publication Year: 1992 , Page(s): 26 - 27
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    The possibilities of employing computers in distance education go far beyond using CAI courseware in a multimedia approach to distance education. Imagination needs to be stretched to envisage a full electronic university. Distance education has a powerful role to play in the current and future education and training of South Africans. The traditional teaching model of the University of South Afric... View full abstract»

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  • The distance education situation and CAI at the University of South Africa

    Publication Year: 1992 , Page(s): 7 - 10
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    The Department of Computer Science and Information Systems at the University of South Africa (Unisa-a distance teaching university) has, over the years, been struggling with the twin problems of lack of staff and a difficult subject to teach adequately using only the traditional medium (the written or printed word) employed at Unisa. The article describes the rationale for choosing computer-aided ... View full abstract»

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  • A computer concepts course

    Publication Year: 1992 , Page(s): 19 - 22
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    During 1989 a new course on computer concepts was approved at the University of South Africa. It was decided to use a new approach to the teaching-at-a-distance education environment by introducing a multimedia teaching package for this course on computer concepts for computer users. The contents of the course and the reasons for having such a course are described in the article, together with the... View full abstract»

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  • Computer-assisted instruction development model for a computer concepts course

    Publication Year: 1992 , Page(s): 13 - 18
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    Describes the computer-assisted instruction (CAI) model used for the development of courseware that forms part of the tutorial package for the computer concepts course at the University of South Africa. The courseware design model which was followed consisted of five phases: preparation for the project, predesign, design, programming and formative evaluation, and summative evaluation View full abstract»

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  • Constraints on computer-assisted instruction in a distance education environment

    Publication Year: 1992 , Page(s): 11 - 13
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    When deciding to develop and use computer-assisted instruction (CAI) within a distance education environment, there are a number of constraints that must be kept in mind. In the article limitations on CAI and distance teaching in general and specific problems encountered in using CAI in the distance education environment are discussed. CAI can help to eliminate some weaknesses of distance educatio... View full abstract»

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  • Overview of automation in a palm oil mill-the sterilisation process

    Publication Year: 1992 , Page(s): 45 - 52
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    Sterilisation of oil palm fruits is the first step in the sequence of processes to extract the oil. It is typically a batch process, using steam for heating or `cooking' the fruits. Sterilisation is carried out in a way which requires the proper sequencing of valve movements for deaeration, steam inputs, steam blow-offs and condensate removal. Since a palm oil mill normally has multiple steriliser... View full abstract»

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  • The use of computer-based testbanks at the University of South Africa

    Publication Year: 1992 , Page(s): 23 - 25
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    The distance education University of South Africa has included a computer-assisted instruction package as part of its computer concepts course. A computerised package is used to set up banks of short questions, selections of which are presented to the student as a self-test. The package has been well received by students View full abstract»

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  • Design and application of an industrial controller

    Publication Year: 1992 , Page(s): 29 - 34
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    The authors have developed a microcomputer-based multiloop controller, MMC-90, which is, on the one hand, aimed at scientific research work, i.e. the study of the most modern techniques of control and, on the other hand, aimed at solving actual industrial problems. A programming environment has been made, which allows design, simulation and automatic coding of control structures for this controlle... View full abstract»

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  • Towards software communities and software clearing houses

    Publication Year: 1992 , Page(s): 35 - 42
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    It is often said that software reuse requires changes in traditional software development processes. This article looks at the changes that might be required in the software industry itself if it is to be based on software reuse. The authors begin by introducing software communities and software clearing houses as the context for large-scale reuse of software components. They next look at issues a... View full abstract»

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Published from 2003-2007, Computing and Control Engineering was concerned with computing, communications, control and instrumentation.

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