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ERIC Number: ED013428
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966-May
Pages: 1
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TRAINING TYPISTS IN THE INDUSTRIAL ENVIRONMENT--PRELIMINARY REPORT OF A PROTOTYPE SYSTEM OF SIMULTANEOUS, MULTILEVEL, MULTIPHASIC AUDIO PROGRAMMING.
ADAMS, CHARLES F.
IN 1965 TEN NEGRO AND PUERTO RICAN GIRLS BEGAN CLERICAL TRAINING IN THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF MANUFACTURERS (NAM) TYPING LABORATORY I (TEELAB-I), A PILOT PROJECT TO DEVELOP A SYSTEM OF TRAINING TYPISTS WITHIN THE INDUSTRIAL ENVIRONMENT. THE INITIAL SYSTEM, AN ADAPTATION OF GREGG AUDIO MATERIALS TO A MACHINE TECHNOLOGY, TAUGHT ACCURACY, SPEED BUILDING, JOB SIMULATION, FILING, SPELLING, AND PRODUCTION WORK. TEELAB-I TOOK THE NOVICE TO OVER 40 WORDS PER MINUTE IN EIGHT WEEKS AND COULD BE ADMINISTERED BY ANY TYPIST. BASED ON A TEN-STUDENT CLASS, THE COST PER TRAINEE WAS $8.00 PER WEEK FOR LEASING THE EQUIPMENT, TYPEWRITER RENTAL, BOOKS, SUPPLIES, AND ADMINISTRATION TIME. IN 1966, A TAPE-BASED SYSTEM WITH A FOUR-CHANNEL SIMULTANEOUS PLAYBACK OF TYPING INSTRUCTION ON FOUR SKILL LEVELS WAS DESIGNED FOR USE IN TEELABS II AND III, CAPABLE OF FM RADIO BROADCASTS IN WHICH SIMULTANEOUS FOUR-CHANNEL TRANSMISSIONS COULD BE MADE ON SUB-CARRIERS WHILE THE STATION CARRIED ITS REGULAR PROGRAM SCHEDULE. SUCH TECHNIQUES COULD LEAD TO COST REDUCTIONS BY MAKING TRAINING AVAILABLE TO LARGE NUMBERS OF TRAINEES. THIS DOCUMENT IS AVAILABLE FROM THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF MANUFACTURERS, 277 PARK AVENUE, NEW YORK CITY 10017. (AJ)
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Identifiers: NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF MANUFACTURERS