programmed instruction definition by Webster's New World
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instruction in which individual students answer questions about a unit of study at their own rate, checking their own answers and advancing only after answering correctly
programmed instruction definition by American Heritage Dictionary
A method of teaching in which the information to be learned is presented in discrete units, with a correct response to each unit required before the learner may advance to the next unit.