ERIC Number: ED032755
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1950-Oct
Reference Count: 0
The Classroom Communicator (Rapid Mass Learning). Technical Report.
Carpenter, C. R.; And Others
The Classroom Communicator, an experimental machine built at Pennsylvania State College, is both a research and a mass teaching aid device. It will record and measure reactions of individuals in an audience, almost instantaneously, and will help improve the rate and effectiveness of learning. This report shows in detail that, to a large extent, the experimental model meets its pre-design functional requirements. The Communicator will handle multiple-choice objective tests, or attitude scales, in such a way that the results are available directly after the conclusion of the test. Furthermore, the instructor or experimenter can see immediately how each individual responds to each item in the test. After its experimental stage, the machine may serve as a starting point for other models designed for other specific functions, and its design suggests future adaptations for use in mammoth organizations, such as the U. S. Congress and the United Nations, where results of votes, for example, need to be analyzed, summarized and made known immediately, and where complete records of the responses of individuals participating in policy making or decision groups may be needed. (GO)
Descriptors: Audience Participation, Audiovisual Instruction, Educational Media, Educational Research, Educational Technology, Electromechanical Aids, Instructional Films, Instrumentation, Mass Instruction, Measurement Instruments, Methods Research, Polygraphs, Test Interpretation, Test Scoring Machines
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Naval Research, Port Washington, NY. Special Devices Center.
Authoring Institution: Pennsylvania State Univ., University Park. Coll. of Education.