By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Personalization by Paper and Non-Mechanical Teaching Machines
Audrey Watters, Hack Education, 2018/10/30
Audrey Watters digs up a fascinating definition of 'teaching machines' (and implicitly, I would say, of what constitutes 'teaching'). Quoted from her text:
- First, continuous active student response is required, providing explicit practice and testing of each step of what is to be learned.
- Second, a basis is provided for informing the student with minimal delay whether each response he makes is correct
- Third, the student proceeds on an individual basis at his own rate.
I've seen the research supporting explicit practice and immediate feedback. More...