Accession Number : AD0259494

Title :   AUTOMATIC TEACHING MACHINE, DEVICES

Corporate Author : MARINE CORPS EQUIPMENT BOARD QUANTICO VA

Report Date : 01 JUL 1961

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : Several automatic teaching devices were studied and evaluated to determine which machines are most applicable for Marine Corps use on the enlisted level. A unit test was employed to determine whether a training device and technique can be employed to further training efficiencies and economies under peace and/or wartime conditions. Automatic teaching machines were designed for visual presentation of informationAND QUESTIONING, WITH OR WITHOUT THE AID OF HUMAN TEACHERS, IN SUCH A WAY THAT STUDENT COMPREHENSION AND RETENTION WERE ENCOURAGED. Active student participation is necessary in teaching machine utilization. Automatic teaching devices have potential application in the Marine Corps but the very large and new teaching machine market should undergo a year of scrutiny before the Marine Corps conducts extensive research on them or purchases them in large quantities. (Author)

Descriptors :   *TEACHING MACHINES, ACCEPTABILITY, AUTOMATIC, DOCUMENTS, FILM READERS, MILITARY REQUIREMENTS, PERSONNEL, PROCUREMENT, TRAINING FILMS

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE