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POTENTIAL USES OF COMPUTERS AS TEACHING MACHINES,
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA LOS ANGELES ELECTRONICS PERSONNEL RESEARCH GROUP
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The use of interactive capacity to deal with individual differences in learning has potentialities in at least three types of learning environments. However, its application to this problem in any of these environments is in relatively crude stages. Although not technologically impossible to implement, developing man-computer interactions which will adjust the presentation of the material to be learned to individual capabilities and requirements depends upon a suitable background of psychological information for guidance. At the present time, there appears to be a great deal of this information that is suggestive of directions to take, and of problems that will arise. However, it is likely that investigators trying to use this new tool for this purpose will have to develop their own specific methodology and their own fund of research experience within the broader context of traditional studies of individual differences in learning.
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