Re: question on removing the teacher/trainer

Subject: Re: question on removing the teacher/trainer
From: Bruce Byfield <bbyfield -at- axionet -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 28 Nov 2000 12:01:55 -0800

Alexander Friedlander wrote:

> Do any of you have any experience or knowledge of information on:
>
> The success of turning "stand-up training/teaching" into
> computerized training with an interactive CD and web program.
>
> In other words, does anyone really learn anything this way? Can you
> get rid of the human teacher if you have good enough courseware, or
> do you always need a human to go with it? If so, how much human
> interaction?

For what it's worth, Irene Pepperberg's studies of avian
intelligence (centering on the African gray Alex) suggests that
teaching works much better in a social setting. When working with a
bird, her team works in twos, with one worker acting as the teacher,
and the other as another pupil. In this setting, the birds learn
much better than in a simple stimulus/response setting.

Since birds and humans are both social animals, I suspect that this
finding would probably apply to both.


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