If not exactly pervasive, computers used as problem-solving tools in the college classroom have certainly become commonplace. Recent journal articles attest to the increasing use of computers, and particularly microcomputers, in agricultural curricula. The September 1983 NACTA Journal contained several reports of classroom computer use (Brown and Peters; Allison; Waldren; and Stitt. Legacy, Reneau, and Patterson). Also, the December 1982 conference proceedings of the American Agricultural Economics Association featured reports of classroom computer use (Litzenburg; Bentley). As early as 1981 there was significant interest among agricultural educators in microcomputers as applied to instruction, and that interest has grown today (Osburn, Schneeburger, Wilsdorf; and Reber).
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