Teaching Machines in the Church: An Educational Perspective

From: Volume III, Issue 2: Spring 1983 Pages 68-72

Abstract

The mass production of computers has increased the probability that teaching machines will emerge in secular education programs in the not too distant future. Christian educators must begin now to address themselves to the issue of teaching machines in the church. The basic concepts underlying teaching machines and their programmed instructions contain many benefits that are superior to most methods of teaching used today. However, negative reactions from the educational community have delayed the onset of teaching machines on a large scale. As the prospect for the implementation of these mechanical devices increased, the Christian education system must decide if teaching machines should be used in the church, and how teaching machines would be used if they were accepted.

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