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Programed instruction represents a new and promising educational method. Originated by an experimental psychologist, B. F. Skinner, the technique presents material to the student in brief units or "frames" and then requires the reader to answer questions on the material he has just seen. The correct answers to each question are immediately available to reassure or correct the student. The well-constructed program proceeds in an orderly fashion from the simplest to the more complex concepts dependent on the knowledge gained in successive frames. Since the basic principles of this instructional technique and its use with teaching machines was presented by
Principles of Chest Roentgenology: A Programed Text.. Ann Intern Med. ;64:485. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-64-2-485_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1966;64(2):485.
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