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ERIC Number: ED011650
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1965-Apr-3
Pages: 1
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COMPUTER-BASED INSTRUCTION AND THE CRITERIA FOR PEDAGOGICAL GRAMMARS.
SPOLSKY, BERNARD
IN PREPARING MATERIAL FOR COMPUTER-BASED PROGRAMED SELF-INSTRUCTION IN A FOREIGN LANGUAGE, THE AUTHOR STATES IT IS DESIRABLE TO COMBINE TWO PROGRAMING TECHNIQUES, THE USE OF CONSTRUCTED RESPONSES AND THE USE OF A BRANCHING PARADIGM. A BRANCHING PARADIGM ALLOWS STUDENTS TO PROCEED AT THEIR OWN PACE, AND CONSTRUCTED RESPONSES ARE BETTER THAN MULTIPLE-CHOICE RESPONSES IN SHOWING THAT THE STUDENT CAN PRODUCE AS WELL AS RECOGNIZE A CORRECT FORM. IT IS DIFFICULT, HOWEVER, TO PROGRAM A BRANCHING PARADIGM FOR USE WITH CONSTRUCTED RESPONSES. IN THE CASE OF THE ENGLISH VERB PHRASE, FOR EXAMPLE, THIS CAN ONLY BE DONE BY USING A LINGUISTIC DESCRIPTION (SUCH AS A STATE DIAGRAM) WHICH CAN BE PROGRAMED FOR COMPUTER ANALYSIS AND CAN BE CODED FOR ALL CORRECT AND POSSIBLE INCORRECT RESPONSES. IT IS NECESSARY, THEREFORE, THAT ANY PEDAGOGIC GRAMMAR TO BE USED IN PREPARING COMPUTER-BASED TEACHING MATERIAL BE DESIGNED WITH COMPUTER ADAPTABILITY IN MIND. THIS PAPER WAS ORIGINALLY PRESENTED AT THE REGIONAL MEETING OF THE CHICAGO LINGUISTIC SOCIETY (1ST CHICAGO, APRIL 3, 1965) AND IS PUBLISHED IN "LANGUAGE LEARNING," VOLUME 15, NUMBERS 3 AND 4, 1965. (JD)
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Identifiers: Branching Paradigms; Illinois (Chicago); Pedagogical Grammars