Accession Number : AD0421792

Title :   THE SOCRATIC SYSTEM: A COMPUTER SYSTEM TO AID IN TEACHING COMPLEX CONCEPTS,

Corporate Author : BOLT BERANEK AND NEWMAN INC CAMBRIDGE MASS

Personal Author(s) : Swets,John A. ; Feurzeig,Wallace ; Harris,Judith R. ; Marill,Thomas

Report Date : JUN 1963

Pagination or Media Count : 42

Abstract : This report presents a general rationale, approach and instrumentation for research on the use of a digital computer to aid in teaching complex concepts, problem solving, etc. Two computer-controlled instructional systems are described. These systems are considered as early prototypes of teaching systems in which the student has full control over the progression of a complex lesson. Such a system allows individually directed interaction with the subject matter. Systems of this type hold considerable promise for automated instruction of problem solving and other complex intellectual skills. Immediate research directions also are indicated. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*DIGITAL COMPUTERS, TEACHING MACHINES), (*DECISION MAKING, AUTOMATION)

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE