Thursday, April 29, 2010

BF Skinner's Prediction

"The conspicuous signs of the new technology of teaching in 1984 will probably be the “teaching machines” used to arrange the necessary contingencies of reinforcement....There will be teachers in 1984. They will not be, as they now are, doing things which can be done by machines, but with the help of machines they will be teaching effectively, Because they will have more to offer society, both their morale and their economic status will be improved, They will have the satisfaction of knowing that they are important as people." 

"New methods and new aims in teaching" by Professor B. F. Skinner, Psychological Laboratories, Harvard University, May 20, 1964

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