Robert Taylor, Digital Pioneer and Retired TC Faculty Member Passes AwayPublished in TC People
Robert Taylor (Ed. D. ’70), a digital pioneer who founded TC’s Computing in Education Program in 1976 – one of the first such graduate programs in the world – passed away in late October.
Taylor edited the influential 1980 volume The Computer in the School: Tutor, Tool, Tutee and invented and applied a structured language to teach programming (FPL, or First Programming Language). During the 1980s he co-founded TC’s Department of Communication, Computing and Technology in Education and later served as its Chair for six years. Over the years, he worked with numerous public and private schools and educational organizations, including the Baghdad office of the United Nations and the ministries of education in Tunisia, Poland and the former Czechoslovakia.
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