Multimedia History:1940-1990

1933-07-01 14:59:31

The Educational Talking Picture

The "Talking Picture" makes its way into classrooms

1939-01-01 08:31:43

Educational Films Begin

Organized in 1939, Teaching Film Custodians (TFC) maintains a program to make available to schools films which contribute to education and which cannot be obtained from other sources. The program is carried on without profit to the producing companies or to any educational agency responsible for implementing this service.

1940-01-01 00:00:00

Clark L. Hull

Mathematico-Deductive Theory of Rote Learning published Hull's learning theories for the first time. Clark Hull died in 1952 and with a legacy to psychology that is thought to be his approach to the study of behaviour.

1940-04-01 14:59:31

Talking Film Instruction in Foreign Language

Animated films, according to Juer-Marbach, possess distinct advantages for instruction in that they provide pleasure, hold the attention, save "considerable mental effort" and are easy to produce. “My object is to make clear, by means of animated pictures, everything that can be represented by language and everything that can be made clear by means of movement, since the history of language is movement in time.”

1947-02-08 01:26:32

Richard Mayer

Richard Mayer was born in 1947. Mayer's is an American Educational Psychologist who was a pioneer on the use of technology and multimedia learning in real-world educational settings. He was born in Chicago and grew up in Cincinnati. He is a product of public education. He loved math and science.

1948-03-01 17:51:56

Mr. Canada

"Paivio was awarded the title of "Mr. Canada." Allan Paivio was an active body builder and opened one of the first gym and health studies in Montreal.

1948-05-01 08:31:43

Phonographs and SoundScribers

...combining oral classroom instruction and concise streamlined grammar with independent oral drill outside of by use of phonograph recordings, SoundScribers, and wire recorder course is designed particularly to permit engineers to acquire sufficient to speak and understand simple Spanish in one semester, while simultaneously supplying a reliable basis for continued acquisition of the language, either home or abroad.

1950-01-01 00:00:00

Alan Turing

British computer scientist, mathematician and logician and father of computer science and artificial intelligence. He was also a hero during the Second World War for cracking the Enegma messages. The Turing test, developed by Alan Turing in 1950, is a test of a machine's ability to exhibit intelligent behavior equivalent to, or indistinguishable from, that of a human.

1951-09-22 08:31:43

The Impact of Television on School Children

How much of children's interest in television is due to the this is a relatively new toy? Will their interest diminish after television has been available long enough so that its novelty has worn off? When a family acquires a TV set, parents find themselves confronted with certain difficulties in getting the children to come to meals, go to bed on time, do their homework, etc. Of course, these are not new, but television seems to have intensified them in some homes.

1959-09-01 08:31:43

Oral Testing by Remote Control

How many language teachers have started out enthusiastically with new tape recording equipment to capture oral test responses of students, only to be completely disillusioned when confronted with the task of grading: threading, listening to the same questions over and over while waiting for the student responses, rewinding, and rethreading reel after reel?

Multimedia History:1940-1990

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