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ERIC Number: ED002296
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1960-Jun
Pages: 9
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TECHNOLOGY AND THE INSTRUCTIONAL PROCESS.
FINN, JAMES D.
A TEACHER SHORTAGE, LARGE CLASSES, AND NEED FOR QUALITY INSTRUCTION FORCED EDUCATION INTO MASS INSTRUCTIONAL TECHNOLOGY. INSTRUCTIONAL TECHNOLOGY IS GOVERNED BY SUCH SYSTEMS AS TELEVISION AND FILMS WHICH CAN REACH MORE STUDENTS WITH FEWER TEACHERS. THERE IS A TREND TOWARD INDIVIDUAL INSTRUCTION UTILIZING TEACHING MACHINES. IF A COMBINATION OF INSTRUCTIONAL TECHNOLOGY AND INDIVIDUAL INSTRUCTION IS FORMED, THE TEACHER AND THE SCHOOL SYSTEM COULD BE ELIMINATED. FUTURE DEVELOPMENTS OF INSTRUCTIONAL TECHNOLOGY COULD BE--TEACHING MACHINE PROGRAMS MOVING FROM THE VERBAL TYPE PROGRAM TO THE AUDIOVISUAL-BRANCHING TYPE PROGRAM, IN WHICH THE STUDENT CAN SELECT ADDITIONAL MATERIAL FOR FURTHER EXPLANATION IF THE MACHINE INFORMS HIM OF THIS NEED, AIRPLANES CARRYING MULTIPLE TELEVISION TRANSMITTERS TO BROADCAST SIGNALS OVER GREATER DISTANCES THAN CONVENTIONAL TOWER TRANSMISSION SYSTEMS. THIS CURRENT TECHNOLOGICAL TREND SHOULD BE CONTROLLED SO THAT THE PROPER OBJECTIVES MAY BE SERVED WITH THE HUMAN BEING REMAINING CENTRAL IN THE PROCESS. THE CONCEPT OF NEGATIVE ENTROPY WILL THEN HOLD, "THE EDUCATIONAL SYSTEM WILL BECOME HIGHLY ORGANIZED AND LESS RANDOM IN NATURE." THIS ARTICLE WAS PUBLISHED IN THE "PHI DELTA KAPPAN" JUNE 1960.
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Identifiers: CALIFORNIA; California (Los Angeles); UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA