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Unformatted text preview: than selecting a multiple choice option,
because he felt it reduced the likelihood of an incorrect response
becoming accidentally connected to the stimulus (Keirns, 1999). • The information is presented in a logical sequence. In math, for
example, basic math skills are presented before applications of those
skills are presented. 17 The linear program and branching program are two forms of programmed
learning. In a linear program, all students work through the frames of the
program in the same order (Skinner, 1958). In a branching program, students
select options for multiple-choice items. If students answer correctly, they go to
the next frame. If they select a wrong answer, they are directed to a frame where
the material is re-taught and they are re-tested. Students progress through the
program differently based on their correct and incorrect responses. Figure 7.1
(appears at the end of the chapter) provides examples of both a linear and
Research on the effectiveness of programmed learning has generally found...
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- Spring '08