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ERIC Number: ED034399
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1961-Aug
Pages: 82
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Teaching Machines and Programmed Instruction. Some Factors to Consider in Implementation. Research Memorandum.
Smith, Robert G., Jr.
Programed instruction is defined here as the use of a set of engineering techniques for applying learning principles in an instructional situation. Military commanders and their staff who may be interested in programed instruction for their training programs are offered a general view of what is involved in automating instruction. The qualification for a potential programer are noted and his training is discussed. Program preparation is described; from the statement of objectives, through the selection of a sequential or branching technique, to the testing phase. Teaching machines, it is noted, are uniquely suited for certain instructional situations, but are too costly for others. The paper lists a set of professional standards for programs and suggests administrative procedures which may enhance the effectiveness of programed instruction. A sample of a sequential program, a branching program, and a bibliography supplement the text. (JY)
Clearinghouse for Federal Scientific and Technical Information, Springfield, Va. 22151 (AD-632 188, MF $.65, HC $3.00)
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Sponsor: Department of Defense, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Army Air Defense, Fort Bliss, TX. Human Research Unit.