programmed instruction


: instruction through information given in small steps with each requiring a correct response by the learner before going on to the next step

Word History

First Known Use

1961, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of programmed instruction was in 1961

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“Programmed instruction.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Jul. 2024.

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