Close
‘Teaching Machines’ Needed to Educate Growing Population

‘Teaching Machines’ Needed to Educate Growing Population

‘Teaching Machines’ Needed to Educate Growing Population

Scientific American

“Can teaching be mechanized? B. F. Skinner, professor of psychology at Harvard University, believes that it must be, if the rising demand education is to be met. He has designed and built a number of ‘teaching machines’ which not only present material to the student (as do conventional audio-visual teaching aids) but continually test the student on the information. Skinner and his associates have used machines of this type in teaching part of a course in human behavior to nearly 200 Harvard and Radcliffe College undergraduates.”


Scientific American, December 198


More gems from Scientific American’s first 175 years can be found on our anniversary archive page.


Go to Source

Author: Scientific American {authorlink}
https://.scientificamerican.com/sciam/assets/Image/newsletter/salogo.png Scientific American Content: Global http://rss.sciam.com/ScientificAmerican-Global

Science news and technology updates from Scientific American