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Recording and Duplicating System for Teaching Apparatus

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000089309D
Original Publication Date: 1977-Oct-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-04
Document File: 2 page(s) / 34K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Dingwall, RP: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

Some teaching apparatus includes an audio response unit having a number of randomly-accessible tracks that are relatively short and individually carry a few sentences. The recordings are used in a system that includes a terminal at which the student hears the audio response and enters student responses by means of a keyboard or an interactive display. For example, a student who is learning reading may be presented reading material by means of the display or the printer, and may be given instructions and questions by means of the audio unit. The program is arranged to interpret a response by the student and to select the next response by the audio or visual components of the system, according to whether the response of the student is correct or partially correct.

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Recording and Duplicating System for Teaching Apparatus

Some teaching apparatus includes an audio response unit having a number of randomly-accessible tracks that are relatively short and individually carry a few sentences. The recordings are used in a system that includes a terminal at which the student hears the audio response and enters student responses by means of a keyboard or an interactive display. For example, a student who is learning reading may be presented reading material by means of the display or the printer, and may be given instructions and questions by means of the audio unit. The program is arranged to interpret a response by the student and to select the next response by the audio or visual components of the system, according to whether the response of the student is correct or partially correct.

The drawing shows a system for preparing the audio records and the program. The person who is preparing the teaching material operates a terminal 2 having a keyboard 3 and a display or other viewable output device 4. The terminal is connected to a controller 6, which may have sufficient processing capabilities for the operations that are being described or may connect the terminal to a general purpose processor. The person preparing the program also has a microphone 7 that is connected to an interface circuit device 8. These components connect the user to provide entries into a program in controller 6 and to control recorder/ players 9, 10 and 11.

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