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.
It would mean teachers would have to be able to think rather than just being teaching machines
Skinner promoted the use of teaching machines
and programmed textbooks.
The changes reported in the classrooms suggest that the technology may have implications that go beyond being mere teaching machines
Whether these devices qualify as genuine teaching machines
is a matter for debate (Benjamin, 1988).
Midland academics are teaching machines
to talk to each other to make the world safer for their human masters.
can be used very effectively to present information, reinforce concepts, and track understanding, but they cannot replace a real teacher.
More sophisticated teaching machines
will be in use in education by 1987.
These included the " Skinner box " for observing animals ' stimulus - response behavior, teaching machines
, and, especially, the air crib or mechanical baby - tender.