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Are Education Innovators Channeling B.F. Skinner?

Are Education Innovators Channeling B.F. Skinner? | B.F. Skinner & Educational Technology | Scoop.it
So what is wrong with these machines and this mechanical "personalization"? The modern versions of the teaching machines are certainly more sophisticated than these dinosaurs of the 1950s. But they have more in common than just the promises made on their behalf.

If we look over the shoulders of children in computer labs today, most of the programs are variations of those described by Dr. Skinner. Students are given a short text or math problem and must provide the correct answer. Often there is a game or snazzy cartoon characters who dress up the process and make it more fun, but the essence has not changed much. Students follow a course of study with bits of learning sprinkled along a pathway, and then take periodic tests to show they have mastered that mouthful.
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B.F. Skinner: Scientist, Celebrity, Social Visionary - Association for Psychological Science

B.F. Skinner: Scientist, Celebrity, Social Visionary - Association for Psychological Science | B.F. Skinner & Educational Technology | Scoop.it
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B. F. Skinner on Teaching Machines (1954)

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I really wish every person involved in online learning could watch this short video: After watching that, you might assume that I am going to rant against B.F. Skinner. Far from it. In that five mi...
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B. F. Skinner (1904–1990) - Behavioral Analysis, Social Service, Educational Reform

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B.F. Skinner - Freud, Motivation, Emotion, Perception, Conditioning, Teaching Machines (1964) 1/3

B.F. Skinner speaks about Freudian theory, motivation, emotion, perception, conditioning, reinforcement, punishment, and teaching machines. Interviewed in Ca...
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B.F. Skinner and the Teaching Machine, Tablet Edition

Taken from a lecture by B.F Skinner, updated to include 21st Century technology. Original Skinner video is at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jTH3ob1IRFo Scho...
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