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ERIC Number: ED002266
Record Type: RIE
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NO. 4 - TEACHING MACHINES, COMPUTERS, TV IN OUR CHANGING COLLEGES.
BASKIN, SAM; FERRER, TERRY
TEACHING MACHINES, COMPUTERS, AND APPROPRIATE BUILDING DESIGNS AND FACILITIES IN HIGHER EDUCATION INSTITUTIONS ARE PRESENTED. THE PLATO PROGRAM (PROGRAMED LOGIC FOR AUTOMATIC TEACHING OPERATION) ALLOWS 1,000 STUDENTS TO SIMULTANEOUSLY STUDY EIGHT DIFFERENT LESSONS. EACH OF THE STUDENTS IS PLUGGED INTO THE MOTHER COMPUTER AND HAS A DIALOGUE WITH THE COMPUTER THROUGH TWO SETS OF ELECTRONIC KEYS--ONE TO ANSWER QUESTIONS, AND ONE TO TELL THE MACHINE TO CONTINUE, REVERSE, OR JUDGE HIS ANSWER. THE GASP PROGRAMS (GENERAL ACADEMIC SIMULATION PROGRAMS) MAKE UP ENTIRE COURSE SCHEDULES. TEACHING MACHINES, FILMS, RECORDERS, AND AUTOMATED LIBRARIES ARE ADDITIONAL MEDIA THAT ALLOW STUDENTS TO PROCEED AT THEIR OWN PACE AND ACCORDING TO THEIR OWN INTERESTS. THE GENESYS PROGRAM (GRADUATE ENGINEERING EDUCATION SYSTEM) IS ONE OF THE NEWEST TELEVISION NETWORKS. IT IS DESIGNED TO OFFER GRADUATE COURSES TO ENGINEERS. THE TELERAMA "SYSTEM" IS DESIGNED TO FILL INDIVIDUAL NEED, IT IS HOUSED IN AN AUDITORIUM WIRED FOR TELEVISION AND OTHER AUDIAL DEVICES. BUILT INTO AN ARM REST OF EACH SEAT IN THE AUDITORIUM IS A MULTIPLE-CHOICE RESPONDER UNIT WHEREBY THE STUDENT REACTS TO WHAT HE IS BEING TAUGHT. MULTIPLE OPTION TELEVISION ELIMINATES THE NECESSITY FOR A LARGE TECHNICAL STAFF. THE INSTRUCTOR HAS TWO VIDICON CAMERAS, ONE FACING HIM AND ONE OVERHEAD, WHICH HE CONTROLS HIMSELF WHILE PRESENTING HIS MATERIAL. COMPUTER-CONTROLLED LIBRARIES HANDLE BOOK INDEXING, CHECKOUTS, RETURNS, CIRCULATION CONTROL, AND CATALOG LISTING. NEW BUILDINGS WIRED FOR SIGHT AND SOUND ARE THE OPERATION GROUNDS FOR THESE EXPERIMENTS.
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Identifiers: General Academic Simulation Program; Graduate Engineering Education System; PROGRAMED LOGIC FOR AUTOMATED TEACHING OPERATION (PLATO)