ERIC Number: ED071459
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
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Language Learning and Machine Teaching. Language and the Teacher: A Series in Applied Linguistics, Volume 5.
This study, illustrating how branch programing is conceived within the framework of linguistic theory, gives some insights on programing language material, specifying terminal objectives, and identifying the behavior by which achievement is measured. The model program described is an audio and motion film program with the main terminal objective of target language comprehension. The study examines preparation of behavioral analyses and selection of facts, skills, attitudes, and concepts relevant to the attainment of Spanish comprehension. As a necessary adjunct, it also shows how to construct frames appropriate to the nature of the level of language being taught and the type of learning involved, including discrimination, recognition, comprehension, and memorization. It discusses how to conduct and prepare tests both for individual use and for language laboratory use. Finally, it shows how to revise frames according to error rate, interference considerations, and student results of tests based on terminal objectives. (Author/RL)
Descriptors: Autoinstructional Aids, Behavioral Objectives, Branching, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Oriented Programs, Computer Programs, Individualized Instruction, Language Instruction, Learning Theories, Linguistic Theory, Multimedia Instruction, Programed Instruction, Programed Instructional Materials, Second Language Learning, Spanish, Teaching Machines, Teaching Methods, Testing
Center for Curriculum Development, Inc., 401 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, Pa. 19106 (#2556, $1.50)
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Authoring Institution: Center for Curriculum Development, Inc., Philadelphia, PA.
Note: Originally published as "Linguistic Theory of Language Learning as Related to Machine Teaching"