Laureate Education, Inc.
|Laureate Education, Inc. Patent applications|
|Patent application number||Title||Published|
|20140188575||COLLABORATIVE QUALITY ASSURANCE SYSTEM AND METHOD - The system and method for quality assurance (QA) of educational institutions, programs, courses, services, and processes stores a QA framework associated with an educational QA review in a database. The QA framework comprises one or more Quality Components (QCs) such that each QC is associated with one or more Quality Indicators (QI). Each QI is defined as a statement related to an educational quality attribute. A QI evaluation template is presented to one or more QA reviewers over a network for evaluating each QI. The QI evaluation template is used by the one or more QA reviewers for entry of one or more Observation Information (OI) for a QI under evaluation and associating each OI with respective evidence information and recommendation information (RI). The RI is then prioritized based on one or more evaluative metrics.||07-03-2014|
|20140154659||FACIAL EXPRESSION RECOGNITION IN EDUCATIONAL LEARNING SYSTEMS - Method, systems, and media for participating in and conducting a learning session of a collaborative network. Various embodiments of methods, systems, and media for participating in a learning session of a collaborative network are presented. User image data is received. The user image data is converted into expressive avatar information comprising an avatar identifier and an avatar emotion identifier. The expressive avatar information is transmitted. Altered instructional content is received, wherein the altered instructional content is an alteration of the instructional content and the alteration is based on a plurality of avatar identifiers and a plurality of avatar emotion identifiers, wherein the plurality of avatar identifiers comprises at least the avatar identifier, and wherein the plurality of avatar emotion identifiers comprises at least the avatar emotion identifier. User image data may be converted into expressive avatar data using facial expression recognition techniques.||06-05-2014|
|20140045154||VIRTUAL TRAINING SYSTEM - A system for training a participant in professional practice. The system including a video playback device; one or more video recording devices for recording first video footage of a master practitioner interacting with one or more clients, and second video footage of an interviewer interacting with the master practitioner while watching the first video footage on the video playback device; a video editing device for preparing a video segment, the video segment including at least a portion of the first video footage and at least a portion of the second video footage; and a computer network for transmitting data to a training participant, the data including the video segment.||02-13-2014|
|20140038163||SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CALENDARING ACTUAL DATES FOR LEARNING ACTIVITIES BASED ON A REFERENCE CALENDAR - A learning management system and method stores in a database a framework for a set of learning activities. The set of learning activities comprises a sequence of learning units that are associated with a reference calendar for completion of the learning activities relative to a reference date. The reference calendar specifies a reference due date for completing a learning activity associated with a learning unit of the sequence of learning units. The reference due date is relative to the reference date. A learning environment for delivery of instructional material associated with the sequence of learning units is displayed on a remote student workstation after the system authenticates a student at the remote student workstation. The displayed learning environment comprises a user interface that is displayed to the student on the remote student workstation. The user interface displays an actual due date, for example, in a calendar format, for completing the learning activity. The actual due date is derived from the reference due date.||02-06-2014|
|20140038162||LEARNING SYSTEM AND METHOD THAT USES STUDENT-SELECTED AND MANDATORY CONTACTS FOR COMMUNICATING STUDENT MESSAGES - A learning management system and method that deliver instructional materials to a student stores electronic addresses for a plurality of contacts associated with the student. The student is associated with a set of student's contacts comprising at least one student-selected contact and at least one mandatory contact. A student-selected contact comprises a contact designated by the student to be in the set of student's contacts and a mandatory contact comprises a contact that is not designated by the student to be in the set of student's contacts. A user interface is provided that enables the student to select between communication of messages with the student-selected contact and the mandatory contact.||02-06-2014|
|20140038158||LEARNING SYSTEM AND METHOD THAT COMMUNICATES MESSAGES AMONGST GEOGRAPHICALLY DISPERSED STUDENTS BASED ON REGION PROFILES - A learning management system and method displays corresponding learning environments for delivery of instructional material to a plurality of geographically dispersed remote student workstations located in a plurality of regions after the learning system authenticates a corresponding plurality of students at the plurality of geographically dispersed remote student workstations. Each learning environment displays a user interface on a respective remote student workstation located in one region of the plurality of regions. At least one region profile stores information specifying a rule associated with communication of information between a first region and another second region. Messages are communicated amongst the geographically dispersed remote student workstations located in the plurality of regions in accordance with the region profile.||02-06-2014|
|20140038157||LEARNING SYSTEM AND METHOD THAT PREVENTS COMMUNICATION OF UNAUTHORIZED CONTENT DURING A LEARNING SESSION - A learning management system and method displays a learning environment for delivery of instructional material to a remote student workstation student after authenticating a student at the remote student workstation. The learning environment displays a user interface to the student on the remote student workstation used to interact with an instructional material when the student enters into a learning session associated with a course when messages are communicated to and from the student. Communicated messages with the student are monitored to determine whether a message contains an unauthorized content and upon detection of an unauthorized content, an alert message is transmitted, for example, to an student associated with the course or to the student.||02-06-2014|
|20140038156||LEARNING SYSTEM AND METHOD THAT DISPLAYS ACTIVITY STREAMS BASED ON STUDENT CONTACTS - A learning management system and method delivers an instructional material to a student workstation after authenticating an student's entry into a learning session that is associated with a plurality of contacts. Stored electronic addresses in a database include a first electronic address that is associated with a first contact and a second electronic address that is associated with a second contact. The first contact is associated with the learning session and the second contact is not associated with the learning session. A first activity stream associated with the first contact and a second activity stream associated with the second contact is selectively displayed to the student such that upon detection of student's entry into the learning session, the first activity stream is displayed without displaying the second activity stream and the second activity stream is displayed upon detection of student's exit from the learning session either with displaying the first activity stream or without displaying the first activity stream.||02-06-2014|
|20130004929||EDUCATIONAL SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CREATING LEARNING SESSIONS BASED ON GEO-LOCATION INFORMATION - A location based system for conducting learning sessions comprises a geolocation server that is configured to access location information for students and/or teachers. Geo-location information as used herein comprises student or teacher location information or relative proximity of students to each other, teacher to students as well as teacher or students relative to a place of interest. An enrollment module is configured to enroll the students in courses that are taught by teachers. A learning session management module is configured to manage learning sessions associated with the courses based on student location information and/or teacher location information.||01-03-2013|
|20090311658||SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR COLLABORATIVE DEVELOPMENT OF ONLINE COURSES AND PROGRAMS OF STUDY - A system and method for developing a course requires a plurality of participants that collaborate over a network, for example, a social network. A database stores an initial framework that defines a sequence of learning units for creating a desired learning environment for students, those learning units made of specifically ordered content objects. The learning units are identified by corresponding learning unit identifiers. A plurality of workstations coupled to the network are used for entry of reviewer information by the participants using the learning environment created for the students. The reviewer information comprise one or more comments entered by one participant about a learning unit or content object and a rank entered by anther participant about the comment, with the rank being correlated with a defined ranking standard. A processor processes the rank according to a predefined criteria to produce a ranking result that is associated with a learning unit identifier. The ranking result is used for associating learning content to the learning unit identified by the learning unit identifier.||12-17-2009|
Patent applications by Laureate Education, Inc.