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The Classroom Communicator (Rapid Mass Learning). Technical Report [microform] / C. R. Carpenter and Others
Bib ID 5203463
Format BookBook, MicroformMicroform, OnlineOnline
Carpenter, C. R
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Description [Washington, D.C.] : Distributed by ERIC Clearinghouse, 1950 
33 p. 

The Classroom Communicator, an experimental machine built at Pennsylvania State College, is both a research and a mass teaching aid device. It will record and measure reactions of individuals in an audience, almost instantaneously, and will help improve the rate and effectiveness of learning. This report shows in detail that, to a large extent, the experimental model meets its pre-design functional requirements. The Communicator will handle multiple-choice objective tests, or attitude scales, in such a way that the results are available directly after the conclusion of the test. Furthermore, the instructor or experimenter can see immediately how each individual responds to each item in the test. After its experimental stage, the machine may serve as a starting point for other models designed for other specific functions, and its design suggests future adaptations for use in mammoth organizations, such as the U. S. Congress and the United Nations, where results of votes, for example, need to be analyzed, summarized and made known immediately, and where complete records of the responses of individuals participating in policy making or decision groups may be needed. (GO)


Sponsoring Agency: Office of Naval Research, Port Washington, NY. Special Devices Center.

May also be available online. Address as at 14/8/18:

Reproduction Microfiche. [Washington D.C.]: ERIC Clearinghouse microfiches : positive. 
Subjects Audience Participation.  |  Audiovisual Instruction.  |  Educational Media.  |  Educational Technology.  |  Instructional Films.  |  Instrumentation.  |  Mass Instruction.  |  Measurement Instruments.  |  Methods Research.  |  Polygraphs.  |  Educational Research.  |  Electromechanical Aids.  |  Test Interpretation.  |  Test Scoring Machines.
Other authors/contributors Pennsylvania State Univ., University Park. Coll. of Education
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