Teaching Machine


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Teaching Machine

 

a device that makes it possible to implement a particular teaching program. With the aid of teaching machines, students learn facts, for example, mathematical formulas, rules of writing, and principles of problems-solving, and acquire practical skills, such as the ability to handle complicated situations.

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6) Other useful surveys of the history of teaching machines are Fry (1963) and Vargas and Vargas (1992).
An NDEA survey during the 1961-62 school year indicated that 80% of the public schools were using programmed materials and that only 12% of this use involved teaching machines.
The program that time also included presentations on teaching machines and a report on credentialing.
Skinner, and their teaching machines and how companies were formed to address perceived deficits in the educational system in the 1960s; what happened when computer scientists took the reins of teaching machines from psychologists and created machines like PLATO, the Logo programming language, CD-ROMs, and tutoring systems; the role of the internet, including learning management systems, immersive experiences like simulations and Second Life, the Khan Academy, e-learning, and MOOCs (massive open online courses); and issues in designing future teaching machines.
For instance, expensive teaching machines cannot be bought for every school.
Pask was involved with research on teaching machines.
At the Public School, robotic teaching machines program children on Mars to be model citizens.
These teaching machines can instruct students in subjects such as dance, music, vocabulary, and foreign languages.
1999 Neal Lerner, "Drill Pads, Teaching Machines, Programmed Texts: Origins of Instructional Technology In Writing Centers"
They are now required to function as automatons as they present scripted lessons, follow pacing schedules, narrow the curriculum to those few areas tested on the state assessments, and, in general, limit their professional lives to activities that could be performed by teaching machines or computer programs.
Skinner promoted the use of teaching machines and programmed textbooks.

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