Instructional Systems Development
In 1963, IBM also established a partnership with Stanford
University's Institute for Mathematical Studies in the Social
Sciences (IMSSS), directed by Patrick Suppes, to develop the
first comprehensive CAI elementary school curriculum which was
implemented on a large scale in schools in both California and
Mississippi. The project used the IBM 1500 for computerized drill
and practice lessons in an attempt to increase children's skill
levels in reading and mathematics. In 1966, Suppes predicted,"
In a few more years, millions of school children will have access
to...the personal services of a tutor as well-informed and as
responsive as Aristotle" (p. 207).