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What are the advantages and disadvantages of machine teaching

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Asked by anuragkumar, 24 Sep '12 10:06 pm
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All teaching machines depend on a program, that is, a series of questions presented that provide a student with a certain amount of challenge as well as a chance to learn. There are many advantages to the use of teaching machines. They are particularly useful in subjects that require drill, such as arithmetic or a foreign language. Users can proceed at their own pace and also have an opportunity to review their work. If the machines are used in a classroom, they relieve teachers of some of the time-consuming aspects of drilling students, allowing them to give more attention to individuals with specific problems or to concentrate on some particularly difficult area of instruction.

The use of computers in education processes provides disadvantages in different aspects. When computers are use in teaching, there are tendencies that the effective teaching will disappear between the teacher and the learner. This is due to the intervention of the attention that is given by the student to ...more
Answered by LIPSIKA, 24 Sep '12 10:13 pm

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Replacing teachers by machines is the consistent continuation of the industrialization: machines replace ineffective jobs. Most basic advantages of the industrialization also apply to replacement of teachers by machines:
Human work is expensive, so the community saves money when paying for the production and maintenance of mechanical teachers. The more advanced the mechanical teachers are, the less will be their mean time between errors. Human teachers usually get ill more often than machines get out of order.
A mechanical teacher offers individual education for each student, so the lessons may be much more effective than usual ones. The mechanical teacher does not have emotions, so he cannot prefer one student to another.
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Answered by Christine Savio, 26 Sep '12 04:26 pm

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