ERIC Number: ED059606
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972-Jan
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The Edison Responsive Environment Learning System, or the Talking Typewriter Developed by Thomas A. Edison Laboratory, a Subsidiary of McGraw Edison Company.
Sanderson, Barbara A.; Kratochvil, Daniel W.
The "Talking Typewriter" is a computerized electric typewriter with visual and audio capabilities. It was designed to create an environment where learning to read would be a successful, enjoyable experience for the student by allowing him to explore, discover relationships, to progress at his own speed, and to receive feedback. This report describes the "Talking Typewriter" and discusses its characteristics; the rationale behind its development; the hardware, software, lessons, and other materials to be used with it; and procedures for its use. Key personnel, sources and evolutions of ideas, and funding for the project are briefly discussed in a section on origins, and the procedures used in developing the hardware and software of the "Talking Typewriter" are described. Information about formative and summative evaluations is provided, and the extent of diffusion and adoption of this innovation are also described. Speculations about the future of the product are offered, and a list of the crucial decisions made during the development of the product concludes the report. (SH)
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Sponsor: Office of Program Planning and Evaluation (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: American Institutes for Research in the Behavioral Sciences, Palo Alto, CA.