ERIC Number: ED039748
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Reference Count: 0
The Psychological Heuristics of Learning.
Hilgard, Ernest R.
Efforts to apply knowledge gained from the study of the psychology of learning to actual teaching have been largely marked by frustration--until recently--when programed learning and its special derivative, computer assisted instruction, made their appearance. In programed learning you know where the student is and what he is doing, and what he learned. Computer assisted instruction goes one further: it can make computations so that an analyzed record is available for each student at any time. There are apparently no limitations as to what a computer can be used to teach. Computer assisted instruction is soundly grounded in what we know about learning. It will not make the teacher dispensable, but it will alter his role so that the teacher is released to do that which only the exceptional teacher now does well. (Author/GO)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Academy for Educational Development, Washington, DC.
Note: This is one of the support papers for "To Improve Learning; a Report to the President and the Congress of the United States by the Commission on Instructional Technology", ED 034 905