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434322000 - QUESTION OR PROBLEM ELICITING RESPONSE

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20130045472VIRTUAL WORLD APTITUDE AND INTEREST ASSESSMENT SYSTEM AND METHOD - An aptitude and interest assessment tool identifies one or more sectors for which a user may have a special interest, talent or aptitude. An interactive session is presented to a user. The interactive session provides a virtual world. A user interacts with the virtual world. Some or all of the user's interactions in the virtual world is stored in a storage device. The user's aptitude or interest in a profession or activity is assessed by an assessment module that receives data from the storage device and processes the received data to make a user assessment. A report providing the user assessment is created by a report creator.02-21-2013
20110195390Methods and Systems of Communicating Academic Meaning and Evaluating Cognitive Abilities in Instructional and Test Settings - A computer-implemented method for administering and analyzing electronic testing includes providing a non-English speaking student a computer-implemented standardized testing interface configured to administer a standardized test including one or more test question sets stored in an electronic database. Each test question set administration includes providing a test question demonstration animation for a demonstration test question to be solved through non-linguistic methods, providing at least a first solvable test question animation, the subject matter of the solvable test question correlated to the subject matter of the demonstration test questions, wherein the solvable test question is solved by the student using non-linguistic methods. The testing method further includes providing to an educator a computer-implemented standardized testing analysis engine configured to monitor and analyze one or more activities of the user during the administration of the test question set.08-11-2011
20130078605Computer-Implemented Systems and Methods For Carrying Out Non-Centralized Assessments - Systems and methods are provided for carrying out an examination with a client computer. A client computer is booted using a secondary operating system other than a primary operating system of the client computer that is accessed from a computer readable medium provided by an administrator of an examination only on the day of the examination. A broadcast message is sent from the client computer to check for the existence of a local server and to establish communication with the local server. A client application is received from the local server for presenting the examination at the client computer. Assessment content is received for the examination from the local server. The examination including the assessment content is presented to a user of the client computer with the client application, and user responses are received at the client computer and transmitted to the local server.03-28-2013
20130084555INFORMATION PROVIDING SYSTEM - An information providing system is configured to provide each of students with an image of a material taken with a camera of an information providing device and allow interaction with the student. The teacher operates a tablet to set a plurality of answer options as available response choices for a question, such that the number of answer options is equal to or less than the number of answer buttons provided on each response clicker. The response clicker receives answer options specification data for specifying the answer options set by the teacher and provides initial notification that notifies each of the students of the answer buttons respectively corresponding to the plurality of answer options specified by the received answer options specification data.04-04-2013
20120244511OBJECT SET OPTIMIZATION USING DEPENDENCY INFORMATION - A method for optimizing dependencies for a set of objects includes: automatically detecting dependencies among a set of objects, where each of the objects in the set includes at least one linkable file; adding the detected dependencies to a dependency list; and removing dependencies from the dependency list for any object that does not have at least one file dependency. The method optionally includes removing unused files from the set of objects, breaking a selected object into smaller objects, and making a file having a large number of dependencies into its own object.09-27-2012
20120244510Normalization and Cumulative Analysis of Cognitive Educational Outcome Elements and Related Interactive Report Summaries - The systems, methods and associated devices electronically collect, report and generate normalized educational outcome summaries of multiple different educational inputs, including didactic, experiential and problem solving events and/or assessments.09-27-2012
20120244508METHOD FOR REMOTELY PROCTORING TESTS TAKEN BY COMPUTER OVER THE INTERNET - A method of proctoring an examination taken by a student at a remote site uses a student's computer connected over a network to a test administration server. Before a student takes a first examination, a pre-examination sample of the student's voice is recorded. At a designated examination time, a network connection is made between the student's computer and the server computer. The student logs-in and is prompted to make a telephone call, to enter a code on the telephone keypad, and to provide a start-of-examination voice sample. After the student answers at least one exam question, and the answer is uploaded and removed, the student is prompted to make another telephone call, to enter a code, and to orally summarize or explain the prior answer. An instructor may letter retrieve and compare such voice samples to detect cheating.09-27-2012
20120244507Learning Behavior Optimization Protocol (LearnBop) - According to certain aspects of some embodiments, LearnBop is both a conceptual and a logical design for a two-way, reciprocating learning platform and community where users can create, consume, critique, review learning progress and improve learning content.09-27-2012
20130034840SELECTING SURVEY QUESTIONS - For selecting survey questions, a response module receives responses to first questions relating to at least two qualities of at least two characteristics. A plot module generates a scatter plot of the at least two qualities for each characteristic. A selection module selects second questions targeted to characteristics with characteristic plot values for the at least two qualities in a specified region of the scatter plot.02-07-2013
20130040278Enhanced integrated journal - An apparatus and method to provide a more interactive book learning experience. The invention provides an interactive quiz component to book figures. Figures within an electronic document can be enlarged by a user input such as a touch gesture. Selected information from the enlarged figure can be hidden and used as an interactive quiz. Feedback and options for further review or interactions are provided based on user input.02-14-2013
20120208168Methods and systems relating to coding and/or scoring of observations of and content observed persons performing a task to be evaluated - In one embodiment, a computer-implemented method for use in evaluating performance of a task by one or more observed persons comprises: outputting for display through a user interface a plurality of rubric nodes to the first user for selection, each node corresponds to a desired characteristic for the performance of the task; receiving a selected rubric node from the first user; outputting for display on the display device, a plurality of scores for the selected rubric nodes to the first user for selection, each of the scores corresponds to a level at which the task performed satisfies the desired characteristics; receiving, through the input device, a score selected for the selected rubric node from the user, the score is selected based on an observation of the performance of the task; and providing a professional development resource suggestion related to the performance of the task based at least on the score.08-16-2012
20120208167Methods and systems for management of evaluation metrics and evaluation of persons performing a task based on multimedia captured and/or direct observations - In one embodiment, a computer implemented method for customizing a performance evaluation rubric for evaluating performance of one or more observed persons performing a task comprises: providing a user interface for display on a computer device allowing entry of a custom performance rubric; receiving and storing first level identifiers belonging to a first hierarchical level of a custom performance rubric; receiving and storing lower level identifiers of lower hierarchical levels of the custom performance rubric, each lower level identifier associated with at least one of the first level identifiers or another lower level identifier; receiving a comment related to the observation of the performance of the task; outputting the first level identifiers for display; receiving a selected first level identifier and outputting a subset of the lower level identifiers; corresponding the comment to a selected lower level identifier; and assigning the selected lower level identifier to the comment.08-16-2012
20130029310ONLINE TEST PROCTORING INTERFACE WITH TEST TAKER ICON AND MULTIPLE PANES - An aspect of the present invention relates to an online test platform adapted to facilitate the development, delivery, and management of educational tests with interactive participation by students, teachers, proctors, and administrators even when some or all of them are remotely located. The platform may include administrator interfaces, test proctor interfaces, and test taker (e.g. student) interfaces to allow each participant to view, navigate, and interact with aspects of the online test platform that are intended to meet their needs.01-31-2013
20130029309CARD FOR RECORDING DATA AND/OR RESPONSES WITH OPTO-ELECTRONIC READING - Card for recording data and/or responses with opto-electronic reading, of the type of cards which include several parts or areas which allow a response to be marked and cancelled, characterized in that two parts are involved in said card, a “superficial” part and at least one “linear” part, the superficial part being compartmentalized into four areas by means of internal lines in the form of a cross, while the linear part is situated beside the superficial part, preferably below the latter.01-31-2013
20080286742METHOD FOR ESTIMATING EXAMINEE ATTRIBUTE PARAMETERS IN A COGNITIVE DIAGNOSIS MODEL - A method and system for determining attribute score levels from an assessment are disclosed. An assessment includes items each testing for at least one attribute. A first distribution is generated having a response propensity represented by a highest level of execution for each attribute tested by the item. An item threshold is determined for at least one score for the first distribution. Each item threshold corresponds to a level of execution corresponding to the score for which the item threshold is determined. For each attribute tested by the item, a second distribution is generated having a response propensity represented by a lowest level of execution for the attribute and the highest level of execution for all other attributes tested by the item. A mean parameter is determined for the second distribution. An attribute score level is determined for the scores based on the item thresholds and the mean parameters.11-20-2008
20130089851CORPORATE TRAINING SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR IMPROVING WORKPLACE PERFORMANCE - The disclosed embodiments include a system and method for improving corporate employee work performance. The disclosed embodiments provide an innovative approach to optimizing the talent and resources within an organization including, but not limited to, an individual employee, teams of employees, and to executives within the organization. Through the application of a multivariate model based on physiological, affective, and behavioral systems, the disclosed embodiments attempt to improve an employee's vitality, vibrancy, wellness, and overall work performance.04-11-2013
20130089850Method and Tool to Assess the Vitality of Technical Communities of Practice - A system and method is provided for assessing a technical community. A plurality of characteristics that each describe an aspect of the technical community may be retrieved. An interface that displays the plurality of characteristics as queries to be answered by a member of the technical community may be generated. An input for each characteristic may be received, wherein each input comprises a quantitative input that provides a qualitative opinion of the member of the technical community for a corresponding characteristic. A score based on at least one input may be generated. The score may provide the assessment of the technical community.04-11-2013
20090305218Object-Based System and Language for Dynamic Data or Network Interaction Including Learning Management - A system including an object-oriented programming language for building state-based applications with flow control, event loops, measures of similarity, and Boolean logic to dynamically control the interaction between members in a social network around content and, in particular, project-based activities, where the system collects and groups individuals who are members of a social network, projects or assignments and their content, and activities or processes within projects based on the attributes of the objects and runtime events to create a social context for learning or for other interaction.12-10-2009
20090305217COMPUTERIZED EDUCATIONAL RESOURCE PRESENTATION AND TRACKING SYSTEM - A computerized educational resource presentation and tracking system is provided. The system includes a collection of stored educational resources organized according to user accounts for each of a plurality of users, a presentation application configured to present at least some of the collection of stored educational resources at a client device of each of the plurality of users. The presentation application may include an educational resource module configured to create a modified version of a specified educational resource in response to receiving a user-generated edit of the specified educational resource, the modified version having metadata to link to a previous version of the specified educational resource. The presentation application may further include a presentation generator configured to generate a presentation of a user-selected subset of the collection of educational resources including the modified version of the specified educational resource, ordered in a user-specified presentation order.12-10-2009
20090104592Lights Out Learning - A computer implemented method, apparatus, and computer program product for presenting interactive, educational content using a projector. In one embodiment, a set of learning modules associated with a subject matter is selected to form educational content. The educational content is displayed on a surface, by the projector. The educational content comprises a question. An answer for the question is received. In response to a determination that the answer for the question is a correct answer, a reward light show is displayed on the surface by the projector.04-23-2009
20130071831METHOD, SYSTEM, AND COMPUTER READABLE STORAGE FOR PODCASTING AND VIDEO TRAINING IN AN INFORMATION SEARCH SYSTEM - A method and system for enhancing search skills of human guides in an information search system. The method allows human guides to be trained when they are not particularly busy fielding search queries from information seekers. The method can include determining whether a guide is idle and presenting to a human guide at least one video or audio source for training the human guide. The video training can include a demonstration of the most effective method for providing search results for an information search query, thereby enabling a guide to learn effective strategies and skills for conducting information searching. The training can contribute to the likelihood of the guide being promoted to a level of a more experienced human guide, thereby allowing greater effectiveness in fielding search queries for information seekers.03-21-2013
20130059283DEMENTIA CARE SUPPORT SYSTEM - A doctor is supported so that the doctor is able to present appropriate countermeasures corresponding to a symptom of a patient to the patient and a caregiver. A storage portion stores information of a question to be given to a patient of dementia or a caregiver of the patient; a countermeasure information selection portion selects any of the countermeasure information that is stored in the storage portion based on information of an answer of the patient or the caregiver to the question; and a countermeasure information output portion outputs the countermeasure information that is selected by the countermeasure information selection portion.03-07-2013
20120190000Learning Asset Technology Integration Support Tool - A computer implemented process for making a pedagogically informed selection of a learning technology for a learning objective. Predetermined learning outcomes taxonomy level(s) for learning objective(s) are presented. Predetermined instructional strategy(ies) aligned with a selected learning outcomes taxonomy level chosen from the Predetermined learning outcomes taxonomy level(s) are presented. Predetermined learning technolog(ies) chosen from the predetermined instructional strategy(ies) are presented.07-26-2012
20090280466LEARNING ASSESSMENT AND PROGRAMMATIC REMEDIATION - Learning content may be provided to a user where the learning content may contain learning objectives. A response to the learning content may be received. The response may be analyzed by determining whether the response was the proper response to the learning objectives. If the response was a proper response, less questions on the learning objective may be presented in the future and the if response was an improper response, additional questions on the learning objective may be presented in the future.11-12-2009
20090269730SIMULATION AUTHORING TOOL - A computer program for creating a social simulation comprises code segments for enabling a user to create a plurality of social simulation stages, to create a map associating each of the plurality of stages with at least one other of the plurality of stages, and to assign a first score value to a first response and a second score value to a second response, wherein the first response and the second response are received from a student during at least one of the plurality of social simulation stages. The computer program further enables the user to assign a condition to a conditional stage of the plurality of simulation stages such that the student experiences the conditional stage only if a cumulative score corresponds to a target score, wherein the cumulative score includes the first score value and the second score value.10-29-2009
20090075247Interactive educational tool - Graphical user interfaces, systems and methods of implementing an interactive educational tool are disclosed. More specifically, embodiments provide a graphical user interface (GUI) for presenting text and related content associated with a predetermined subject matter. Users may interact with various graphical elements of the GUI for selecting and viewing regions of the subject matter, viewing additional content related to the subject matter, displaying interactive electronic flashcards for studying the subject matter, and entering/reviewing notes taken related to the subject matter. Users may also enter answers to questions and compare the entered answer with the correct answer. Embodiments also enable students to initiate a session with coaches or professors for enabling the coach or professor to observe and evaluate actions of the student related to the predetermined subject matter.03-19-2009
20130065216Real-Time Interactive Collaboration Board - A real-time interactive collaboration system is provided, the system including at least: a collaboration board electronically connected between and amongst an instructor and one or more students, wherein the instructor and students are able to interact in real-time with previously uploaded objects that are part of a learning activity; means for the instructor and students to simultaneously share a predetermined view of the collaboration board; and means for the instructor and students to simultaneously share a portion of a predetermined view of the collaboration board at the discretion of the instructor. Methods of use for the foregoing system are also provided.03-14-2013
20110020782METHOD OF CONTROLLING COMPUTER PROGRAM AND SEARCHING FOLD AND FILE USING OBJECT-ORIENTED BUTTON, CONTROL AND PRESENTATION SYSTEM USING THE SAME AND REMOTE CONTROLLER USING THE SAME - The present invention is to provide a method of controlling a program executed on a computer using a remote control apparatus and a method of searching a folder or a file using the method of controlling the program. The method of controlling the program according to the present invention includes defining a plurality of object linking button groups in the remote control, each having an identification mark; arranging a plurality of objects each having the same identification mark as one of the plurality of object linking button groups, wherein each of the objects has a text or an image each including an execution information or a data content; assigning and interlocking the execution information with objects, respectively; transmitting a control signal to a computer by selecting one object linking button of the remote control apparatus; and selecting the execution information interlocked with corresponding object to the one object linking button after the program receives the control signal. In the present invention, since data or a file is quickly selected using an object linking button, there is advantages in processing a dynamic presentation. Moreover, a desired presentation method is easily selected and executed.01-27-2011
20130164726INTERACTIVE EDUCATIONAL TOOL - Systems, devices, and methods associated with interactive educational tools are described herein. One device includes instructions executable by a processor to cause a plurality of mobile devices to each represent a respective subsystem associated with an objective, cause an interaction between at least two of the plurality of mobile devices to represent a relationship between the respective subsystems represented by the at least two mobile devices, and aggregate a number of interactions between the at least two of the plurality of mobile devices to form a coordinated response associated with achieving a particular objective.06-27-2013
20130164727DEVICE AND METHOD FOR REINFORCED PROGRAMMED LEARNING - A method for reinforced programmed learning to enhance human acquisition of knowledge and skills which includes a step of providing an electronic device for reinforced learning arranged for electronic interaction with a student. On the electronic device for reinforced learning contains at least one database including course templates of preselected education information organized for at least partial retrieval in accordance prearranged course instances. An access information may be arranged to enable the electronic interaction between the electronic device and the at least one student, and storing information pertinent to the at least one student such that the at least one student may select the at least one of prearranged course instances and participate in interactive processing of the preselected education information.06-27-2013
20120237920Learning Method and System Using Detached Sensor - One embodiment includes a computer-implemented method using a window environment of a display, with a detached sensor, to teach a user. Another embodiment includes a computer system helping teach a user using a detached imaging sensor. In yet another embodiment, a computer-aided-educational system considers a user's concentration level when teaching the user. The system monitors automatically more than once a user's concentration-sensitive behavior while the user is working on study materials. Through monitoring the user's volitional or involuntary behavior, the system provides an indication on the user's concentration level. Based on the indication, the system could react such as by providing rewards, punishments, and stimulation; or changing the study materials. The system can also react by asking the user a question to stimulate the user or to assess the user's understanding. Based on the user's response, the system may change to more appropriate study materials, or different presentation styles.09-20-2012
20120237919INTERACTIVE METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PROVIDING INSTRUCTION - An interactive device and method for providing instruction. The interactive device and method includes providing an electronic device having a display screen and a plurality of keys. The plurality of keys include one or more program initiation buttons. A plurality of interactive educational programs are assigned to each of the one or more program initiation buttons. Actuation of one of the one or more program initiation buttons initiates and displays one of the plurality of interactive educational programs assigned to the actuated program initiation button on the display screen of the device.09-20-2012
20120237918INFORMATION DISPLAY APPARATUS AND QUESTION INPUTTING APPARATUS, AND DISPLAY SYSTEM - An information display apparatus, including: a question management unit that adds identification management information to question information, the question information including (09-20-2012
20110027770READER DEVICES AND RELATED HOUSINGS AND ACCESSORIES AND METHODS OF USING SAME - A system for presenting multimedia content, comprising: a reader device; at least one of a reader device housing or reader device accessory removably attached to the reader device; and, at least one multimedia content enhanced object with at least one multimedia content indicator; wherein the reader device adapts its operation based on an identification of the at least one reader device housing or reader device accessory removably attached thereto.02-03-2011
20100311034RECEIVER OPERATING CHARACTERISTIC-BASED TRAINING - A presentation component (12-09-2010
20130022955CONTENT CREATION IN AN ONLINE LEARNING ENVIRONMENT - A collaborative learning service allows for a participant to create and share content for discussion with other participants in an online learning environment. Tagged content along with descriptive content regarding the tagged content is received from a participant. The content may be associated with a particular topic and/or forum. The content is published into a forum for discussion amongst participants. Following the publishing of the content to the online learning environment, participants, such as educators and students, may discuss, interact, and collaborate with one another regarding the content. The content may be stored in a library of topics for subsequent retrieval by any participant namely an educator.01-24-2013
20120107789LEARNING ENVIRONMENT WITH USER DEFINED CONTENT - The invention relates to providing a computer based learning environment for a user wherein the user defines the content to be studied. The learning tool allows students to store and arrange located information in respect of a study topic, the material being in many different formats and from many sources, explore that located information, reinforce the material by testing their comprehension and understanding, allowing them to enquire further by expanding the information themselves or by collaboratively acquiring additional information/testing. The information/content to be studied by the user is established as a series of questions with answer, the format and content of each being determined by the user. In studying the invention allows the stored information to be displayed for a particular topic, whereas in testing the invention includes the further step of the user determining whether their answer to the question was correct.05-03-2012
20090280468Systems and methods for providing early warning of student absence - Systems and methods are provided for electronically providing notification that a student has not been engaged with an educational institution for a predefined period of time. Student interaction data may be captured, wherein the student interaction data has one or more data elements and relates to use of the one or more facilities, services, or facilities and services of the educational institution. The systems and methods may determine an absence of student interaction data for the predefined period of time, and provide providing a notification to a predefined authority based on the determined absence of student interaction. The systems and methods may further notify predefined authority for prolonged absence of a visiting student, or absence of student interaction data related to dining facilities of an educational institution. The systems and methods may monitor student performance and correlate the absence of student interaction data with academic performance.11-12-2009
20090017434Method And System Of Computerized Examination Strategy Analyzer - The invention presents a computerized strategy analyzer of multiple-choice tests. The analyzer analyses user behavior during tests and simulated tests and provides feedback of different kinds including recommendations on how to distribute time during a test and what type of questions need further study.01-15-2009
20110143328Method and Apparatus for Enhancing an Academic Environment - A method for guiding a problem solver includes determining one or more fundamental skills necessary to solve a problem. The method also includes associating the one or more fundamental skills with the problem in an electronic format. The method further includes selecting one or more portions of media corresponding to the one or more fundamental skills and presenting a user with an electronic display of at least one of the one or more portions of media corresponding to the one or more fundamental skills associated with the problem.06-16-2011
20110287401ASSISTED PERFORMANCE AND LEARNING SYSTEM FOR STRING INSTRUMENTS (APLSSI) - A method for allowing a user with no musical experience or training to play a musical piece with any string instrument of his/her choice, directly and immediately, guided by a computer the system and a set of visual light signals.11-24-2011
20090298039Computer-Based Tutoring Method and System - Disclosed are a computer-based tutoring method and system in which an animated tutor, an animated avatar, and at least one animated group member selected by a user are displayed on a screen. A tutorial is presented by the animated tutor. During the tutorial, an interactive question is presented. An answer is received from the user. If the answer is correct, the tutorial continues. If the answer is incorrect, a second tutorial is presented. The second tutorial is based on the incorrect answer received from the user. Dialogue between the animated tutor, the animated avatar, and the animated group members may be held. Dialogue among animated group members may be held.12-03-2009
20120190001AUTOMATED COGNITIVE TESTING METHODS AND APPLICATIONS THEREFOR - An automated cognitive test that provides screening, scoring and real time results based on comparing the test results to updated normed results. The test can be self administered. The questions are randomly chosen from a selected database. Customizable reports may be generated from the test results and used in industry.07-26-2012
20110217687EXAMINATION SYSTEM AND METHOD THEREOF - An examination system and an examination method are disclosed. The examination method includes: generating a first test data by a host device, in which the first test data has a plurality of questions; rearranging the questions of the first test data in order to generate a second test data; and sending the second test data to a corresponding examination device for taking the examination. An anti-cheating module is provided for detecting distances between the examination devices or detecting a deviation angle of a character image of the examinee. When the distance is less than a predetermined value or the deviation angle is greater than a predetermined value, an anti-cheating signal is then generated for avoiding cheating actions.09-08-2011
20120088219AUTOMATED ASSESSMENT OF EXAMINATION SCRIPTS - Embodiments herein provide automated assessment of examination scripts, such as English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) examination scripts, written in response to prompts eliciting free text answers. In an embodiment, the task may be defined as discriminative preference ranking. Further, a system employing such methodology may be trained and tested on a corpus of manually-graded scripts. Embodiments herein, unlike extant solutions, are relatively prompt-insensitive and resistant to subversion, even if the operating principles are known. Embodiments may also detect scripts which are linguistically good but non-responsive to prompts such as memorized responses.04-12-2012
20100112541Method for estimating examinee attribute parameters in cognitive diagnosis models - A method of determining a mastery level for an examinee from an assessment is disclosed. The method includes receiving one or more of an overall skill level for an examinee, a weight for the overall skill level, a covariate vector for an examinee, and a weight for the covariate vector. An examinee attribute value is computed using one or more of the received values for each examinee and each attribute. The computation of the examinee attribute values can include estimating the value using a Markov Chain Monte Carlo estimation technique. Examinee mastery levels are then assigned based on each examinee attribute level. Dichotomous or polytomous levels can be assigned based on requirements for the assessment.05-06-2010
20110269111VIRTUAL LABORATORY SMART AGENT - A method for conducting a virtual training session with first and second training objectives having first and second validation paths, respectively. The method steps include configuring a virtual machine manipulated by a student to complete the first training objective, configuring a smart agent to execute on the virtual machine including a validator specified by the first validation path, generating a result by performing a first validation check of the virtual training session by at least the validator of the smart agent to identify an event of the virtual machine, identifying, using the smart agent, completion of the first training objective based on the result, and advancing the virtual training session from the first training objective to the second training objective in response to identifying completion of the first training objective.11-03-2011
20100120011TECHNOLOGY PLATFORM AND METHODS FOR FACILITATING, CULTIVATING AND MONITORING MENTORING RELATIONSHIPS - Mentors and mentees may be matched with each other through computational matching processes. Interactions between the mentors and mentees may be structured and assisted through computational tools and interfaces.05-13-2010
20100099072METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PRESENTING AGGREGATED DATA FOR INSTRUCTIONAL PURPOSES - A method and apparatus for presenting aggregated data for instructional purposes. The method includes retrieving student responses, determining at least one bucket type and, if needed, changing the algorithmic criteria defining the at least one bucket type, aggregating the responses according to bucket type; and utilizing the aggregated responses to view or present at least one response in a different representation.04-22-2010
20090087828SYSTEM, METHOD, AND TOOL FOR COMPUTER-BASED LEARNING - Systems and methods of providing remote, real-time computer-facilitated instruction, interaction, testing, and assessment to a plurality of users or participants. The system includes a system (e.g., a server) for shaping and directing a learning or decision-making environment. The shaping/directing system selectively provides content to users based on responses from the users to create a user-directed and generated learning or decision-making experience. The users connect to the shaping/directing system through a plurality of respective, user-controlled client devices. Each respective client device includes an input device (e.g., a pointing device) and an output device (e.g., a display). The output device communicates portions of the content, including decision points, to the respective user. The input device receives responses from the respective user. The responses reply to the respective decision points.04-02-2009
20090087827COMPUTERIZED TESTING SYSTEM - A secure testing system utilizing a test taker's own notebook computer with a small portable/removable uniquely identified drive element (USB flash drive, SD card and the like) being plugged into the computer port (USB, card reader, etc.). The drive is pre-programmed with lock-out software activated with test taker log in, and preprogrammed exams or examination generations software. The drive and examination software are configured for multiple choice selection and text entry for essay answers. With exam completion the drives are removed with restoration of computer function. The individual drives are collected and connected to multiple reading ports for automatic reading and grading of multiple choice question answers and manual checking of text answers. The exams, with identification of disk drives and test taker are downloaded to an archive server and the drives are wiped clean for re-use. Test results and comments are sent via e-mail to the test taker.04-02-2009
20090263779METHOD AND SYSTEM OF PROVIDING A COLLEGE LEVEL COURSE FROM A THIRD PARTY PROVIDER TO A COLLEGE - The present invention relates to a system and method of providing a college level course from a third party provider to a college. The present invention allows the college to offer the course to its students as if the course was produced and offered by the college itself rather than the third party provider. The course is preapproved and then the college can provide the student grades from the third party provider as if the course was a regular course from the college.10-22-2009
20090142742Analysis for Assessing Test Taker Responses to Puzzle-Like Questions - Some embodiments of the invention provide computer-delivered curriculum content to a student. The curriculum of some embodiments includes learning interactions that are designed to give a student substantive feedback when the student provides a response to a “puzzle-like” question. Puzzle-like questions are questions that have a solution space with a relatively large number of potential responses (e.g., with more than one correct answer or partially correct answer or partially incorrect response or incorrect response). Some embodiments provide assessment analysis for the puzzle-like questions. When a test taker provides an incorrect response or a partially correct response, for example, some embodiments present to the test taker prestored feedback regarding the particular misunderstanding that is associated with the response in order to explain the possible misunderstanding. Some embodiments perform the assessment analysis for puzzle-like questions by using a rule-based technique to describe multiple acceptable responses (e.g., one or more completely correct answers and one or more partially correct answers). Rules can be specified to associate commentary to different possible responses. Some embodiments embed the rules in an XML format that is utilized at runtime.06-04-2009
20110171622System And Method For Providing Student Performance Alerts In An Online Learning Environment - A system and method for providing student performance alerts in an online learning environment is provided. An online learning environment is monitored. A score for a test taken by a student at a first time is received. One or more previous scores for previous tests taken by the student at previous times are obtained. The score is compared with one or more of the previous scores to determine a difference between the score and the one or more previous scores. A change threshold is applied to the difference and the difference is determined to be significant when the difference is outside the threshold. An alert for the significant difference is transmitted to one or more recipients associated with the student.07-14-2011
20100279267SYSTEMS, METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR IDENTIFICATION AND EVALUATION OF INNOVATIVE ABILITIES - A system, method and apparatus measures and classifies innovation skills and technical capability of individuals based on predefined referencable attributes. The classification is used to help individuals improve their innovative abilities and to build innovation teams. The classifications are stored such that they may be further analyzed and used.11-04-2010
20080261195Written examination system and written examination device - There is provided a written examination system in which paper consumption and flowing out of examination questions in a written examination may be prevented. The written examination system according to the present invention comprises: a display device 10-23-2008
20100297597CHILDREN'S EDUCATIONAL MAT - The present invention is suggested to improve the user input method when operating learning machines and game machines. The suggestion is intended to operate a system through a mat in order to overcome the limits of previous methods using a mouse, a stylus pen, a keyboard, etc., in user input methods. Compared with the previous methods, the method using the mat provides a variety of operation methods. In particular, curiosity can be stimulated in infants and children through physical activities and provides physical exercise. Furthermore, the emotional quotient of infants and children can be increased and the function as dynamic play equipment can be improved. Therefore, it is expected that the benefits of learning and exercise can be increased. In addition, it is expected to prevent the injury of infants and children and reduce noise in an apartment by enabling the infants and the children to play or study on the mat. The present technology is able to prominently affect the physical growths of kids or disabled persons. The invention includes: a mat (11-25-2010
20120231442Roll Out Strategy Analysis Database Application - A computer implemented method, apparatus, and computer usable program code for developing training for a client. Training delivery requirements for a client are identified. Assessment information is gathered. A training curriculum is developed based on the training delivery requirements and the assessment information. An amount of time required to complete the training is estimated to form a delivery estimate. The delivery estimate is translated into an estimate of resources required for development of training materials for the training. Verification is performed to verify that the client receives the training materials for delivery to an end user.09-13-2012
20090162829EXTENSIBLE EXAM LANGUAGE (XXL) PROTOCOL FOR COMPUTER BASED TESTING - A memory stores a plurality of first data structures, which includes element specific data objects indicating a classification of at least one of the plurality of segments of the test definition language, and second data structures, which include attribute specific data objects indicating at least one attribute of the segments of the test definition language implemented by a computer. A method for computer-based testing includes authoring a test specification and content of the at least one test using a test definition language, compiling the test specification and content of the at least one test to create a compiled test specification and content, which includes validating the test specification and content, storing the compiled test specification and content to a resource file, and retrieving the compiled test specification and content from the resource file during delivery of the test.06-25-2009
20090186330REUSABLE AD HOC SELF-POSED QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS FOR SOCIAL NETWORK PROFILES - Embodiments of the present invention address deficiencies of the art in respect to profile generation for social networking systems and provide a method, system and computer program product for reusable ad hoc self-posed questions and answers for social network profiles. In an embodiment of the invention, a method for managing reusable ad hoc self-posed questions and answers for social network profiles can be provided. The method can include receiving a free form specification of a question and a corresponding answer by a particular user in a social network, posting the received question and corresponding answer onto a user profile for the particular user, selecting the received question for the particular user on behalf of a different user in the social network and prompting the different user to provide a different answer to the selected question, and posting the selected question and the different answer onto a user profile for the different user.07-23-2009
20080318200Computer-Aided Method and System for Guided Teaching and Learning - The present invention is a computer aided method and system for guided teaching and learning with the aid of an optional communication device, comprising the steps of: (a) presenting a question to the student at a student display; (b) receiving answer from the teacher at the teacher workstation, wherein the answer is received by the teacher from the student or directly from the students remotely; (c) sharing the answer submitted on at least one student displayed) determining whether the answer is correct; (e) presenting feedback to the answer at all student displays or workstations; (f) receiving input from the teacher at the teacher workstation for the teacher to give further information related to the question on student display; and (g) presenting information using a plurality of styles and stimuli corresponding to the input from the teacher or student on the student display.12-25-2008
20090017433Computerized method of monitoring and modifying student performance - A computerized method of monitoring and modifying student performance may include collecting student information from a plurality of sources, storing the information electronically in a retrievable form, and reviewing the student information for student issues, which may have a negative impact on performance of a student. If such student issues exist, communicating with a student regarding the same, creating an action plan to improve or terminate the student issues, and implementing the action plan. Time factors, the specific student issues, the student information, including prior history and collaboration of appropriate student advisors, are combined to establish and implement the action plan. This is followed by monitoring of the student of interest in respect of certain student issues, updating student information, and applying time factors related to individual issues in the monitoring of such subsequent student performance.01-15-2009
20090325141MEMORIZATION OPTIMIZATION PLATFORM - A method and system for optimizing memorization of stored content. One or more discrete units of content selected for memorization are obtained. The units of content as displayed to the user according to a pre-determined order. Feedback is received from the user indicating the level of memorization achieved by the user corresponding to the displayed units of content. The subsequent order to display content is adjusted to achieve an optimized order for memorization based on the feedback received.12-31-2009
20110223576System for the Administration of a Secure, Online, Proctored Examination - A system for secure, web-based, proctored examinations is provided. A web-based platform allows for test delivery beyond a local testing center with the test delivered directly to the test-taker. Computing devices that have been secured for the taking of an examination allow a student or prospective professional to access an examination wherever there is an Internet connection. As a result, students and professionals can take examinations where they live, learn, and work thereby reducing the costs associated with travelling to testing centers and minimizing time away from work. Test-takers, proctors, instructors, administrators, authors, and test developers can all access data and test information anytime and anywhere. Secure examinations can be taken under the purview of a proctor either in person or via the Internet and utilizing any number of testing environment capture devices in conjunction with data forensic technologies.09-15-2011
20090081630Text to Training Aid Conversion System and Service - A method and system of an embodiment may include receiving an image of printed material from a device associated with a user, receiving a request from the user to generate a training aid utilizing the printed material, generating the training aid utilizing the printed material; and providing access to the training aid to the user, wherein providing access includes one of transmitting the training aid to a device associated with the user or providing notification regarding access to the training aid to a device associated with the user.03-26-2009
20090081629SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MATCHING STUDENTS TO SCHOOLS - A match algorithm is provided that matches, rather than filters, students and schools. The output of the algorithm informs the student as to how well he/she matches against every school in the database across many criteria. The student can sort and search through the rankings to identify the schools that are a best match; conversely, school administrators may sort and search through the student profiles to identify students that may be targeted for admission, may be more likely to matriculate to an enrolled student, persist through to the second year, graduate, and/or ultimately give back as an alum. Matches are based on profiles of the characteristics, interests, desires and level of interest and desire of the student matched against the characteristics profile of the college. The student may indicate how important many of these criteria are to him/her. The college information is s provided primarily by the colleges themselves via an annual survey. In addition, Affordability criteria may be generated that may be used as a Match Factor to find schools in the database that most closely fit the student's ability, willingness and desire to afford the school and minimize the debt burden to attend.03-26-2009
20090202973COMPUTER-BASED EVALUATION TOOL FOR ORGANIZING AND DISPLAYING RESULTS OF STUDY INTERVIEW - A study that has a set of questions asked of a number of respondents and a set of corresponding answers. An evaluation tool evaluates every answer to a selected question to identify key terms therein, and develops a corresponding key term cloud based on the identified key terms of the selected question. The cloud is a visual representation of the identified key terms such that each key term appears in the cloud in a relative manner based on an attribute of the key term with regard to the answers. The tool displays the developed cloud for the selected question with the answers for the selected question, and a study evaluator views the relatively appearing key terms in the displayed cloud. Based thereon, the evaluator discerns trends in the answers to the selected question.08-13-2009
20090197237SYSTEM AND METHODS FOR SEQUENCING LEARNING OBJECTS BASED UPON QUERY AND USER RELEVANCY - A system for generating a sequence of learning objects comprising an e-Learning course is provided. The system can include one or more processors and a memory unit for electronically storing data comprising a plurality of learning objects. The system further can include a sequence builder configured to execute on the at least one processor. The sequence builder, more particularly, can be configured to generate a sequence comprising at least a portion of the plurality of learning objects based upon a measurable user relevancy and/or a measurable query relevancy of each learning object contained in the sequence.08-06-2009
20090208916System for delivering an educational program to a remote site and for monitoring participation therein - A system for delivering an educational program to a participant at a remote site and for monitoring participation therein. The system includes a server computer, a client computer and prompting means to monitor participation by the participant. The server computer has educational program software and interacts with the client computer in order to make an educational presentation to the participant. If the participant does not adequately respond, the prompting means terminate the educational program.08-20-2009
20090202972Bi-Directional Communication of Simulation Information - Systems, methods, and associated software for providing a virtual reality experience for a user, particularly a virtual training experience, are described herein. A server associated with a virtual training system according to one embodiment, among others, comprises memory and a network interface. The memory is configured to store virtual training software and a simulation variations database. The virtual training software comprises training simulation logic adapted to provide a virtual training experience. The simulation variations database comprises data associated with preset variations to the virtual training experience. The network interface is configured to communicate with a remote client device within a network and is further configured to receive a first set of information from the client device associated with the virtual training software. Also, the network interface is further configured to transmit a second set of information to the client device associated with the virtual training software.08-13-2009
20090239205System And Method For Algorithmic Selection Of A Consensus From A Plurality Of Ideas - A system and method for algorithmic selection of a consensus from a collection of ideas is disclosed. A group of ideas is provided to a group of participants for voting. Voting may occur in a single round or in several successive rounds, optionally until a consensus idea is chosen. Typically, the votes that are cast use discrete levels, such as “approve”, “disapprove”, “positive”, “neutral” or “negative”. For ideas that receive the same votes, a differentiator may be the time spent casting the vote. A relatively long evaluation time may signal some internal conflict in the mind of the participant, when compared with a relatively short evaluation time, which may signal no such conflict. The evaluation time may be combined with the rating of the participant to form a weighted rating. Consequently, a short evaluation time of a positive rating may yield a more positive weighted rating, while a short evaluation time of a negative rating may yield a more negative weighted rating.09-24-2009
20080261194Method and apparatus for implementing an independent learning plan (ILP) based on academic standards - A process for generating and deploying a real-time automatic independent learning plan (ILP) for a person based on academic curriculum standards. More specifically, an automated process is disclosed that includes as a first step testing and remediation for students to determine the assessment of that student's competency and mastery of certain academic disciplines, followed by the automatic generation, based on such assessment, of an ILP, which is a unique and individualized set of learning content assembled to assist the particular student in learning one or more process standards.10-23-2008
20090220929PC-BASED SIMULATOR TRAINING SYSTEM AND METHODS - A simulation training system having a network system (09-03-2009
20090117530SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR IMPROVING MEDIA FILE ACCESS OVER A NETWORK - Systems and methods are disclosed for serving fresh media content while minimizing Internet traffic by periodically checking content freshness between a local server and a remote server; if a stale content exists on the local server, replacing the stale content with a fresh content from the remote server; and serving the fresh content from the local server.05-07-2009
20090258336SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DEVELOPMENT OF INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION - A method for facilitating communication between participants is provided. The method includes providing a plurality of individually-identifiable tokens to at least first and second participants, associating a unique question with each token, transferring a first token from the first participant to the second participant, asking the second participant the question that is associated with the first token, transferring a second token from the second participant to the first participant, and asking the first participant the question that is associated with the second token. The method further includes recording the answers that are provided by the first and second participants in response to the questions associated with the first and second tokens.10-15-2009
20120141970Systems and Methods for Aiding Computing Users Having Sub-Optimal Ability - Computer-implemented systems and methods create a user environment tailored to a user's computer abilities. A series of baseline tests are administered to new users for accumulating user metric data, and a database collects and stores the user metrics. Program logic is responsive to data from the data base, where the program logic is programmed to adapt the user environment to correspond to abilities measured through the baseline tests. The program logic is further programmed to adapt user interface controls to compensate for user dexterity abilities.06-07-2012
20090017435Method of facilitating online and socially networked education between learning institutions - A method is provided of facilitating online education between learning institutions, including the steps of obtaining an e-learning course from a content provider learning institution; obtaining the approval of a subscriber learning institution for students enrolled at such institution to receive academic credit for the successful completion of such e-learning course; enrolling students from such subscriber learning institution in such e-learning course through a website; providing such e-learning course to students of the subscriber learning institution; obtaining an evaluation of the students' performances in the e-learning course from the content provider learning institution; providing said evaluations of the students' performances in such e-learning course to the subscriber learning institution in which the students are enrolled; and providing remuneration to the subscriber learning institution and content provider learning institution.01-15-2009
20100255455Adaptive Assessment - Described is a system, method, and product for adaptive assessment of knowledge. One or more questions are generated by combining, for each question: an item, a correct answer, a distracter (incorrect answer), a path for the distracter, and a standard alignment for the item. The questions are stored in a question database. An item associated with a question in the database is presented. A distracter is received in response to the item. The path for the distracter is identified. One or more next questions are retrieved from the question database, and one or more next items are presented, wherein the one or more next items are associated with the path.10-07-2010
20120141969Answering Terminal, Answering Method and Answer Counting System - Provided herein are an answering terminal, an answer counting system and a question-and-answer session method, which do not force answerers to perform complicated operations of an answering terminal when one questioner and a multiplicity of answerers have a question-and-answer session. The answer counting system comprises a receiving part; a grouping part; a result storing part; an answering action differentiating part; a differentiation result counting and analyzing part; and a displaying part.06-07-2012
20120141971SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR REMOTE ACCESS TO TREATMENT PLANS - Computer-based methods and systems for providing individuals access to automatically generated and individualized ABA-based programs of instruction based on the needs of children with developmental disorders. Such access is provided via applications (“apps”) deployed to mobile computing platforms (e.g., smart phones, table computers, and the like). Thus, behavioral educators of children with developmental disorders, parents of and care givers for said children, as well as said children themselves, all may have access to aspects of the instruction programs.06-07-2012
20120196268Method of Hosting and Managing a Talent Competition through Online, Onstage, Studio, and Live Performances - A method of hosting and managing a talent competition through online, onstage, studio, and live performances allows contestants to compete through a series of levels. The series of levels include a level-one, a level-two, a level-three, a level-four, and a grand finale. For level-one, the contestant submits a home video of their performance, which is voted on by the fans. For level-two, the contestant submits a onstage video of their performance, which is also voted on by the fans. For level-three and level-four, a professional will record the contestant's performance, which is again voted on by the fans. The grand finale will reveal which of the contestants won the grand prize. The method also allows judges to compete through an initial selection process, an intermediate selection process, and at the grand finale with the contestants. The grand finale will reveal which of the judges obtained the title of celebrity judge.08-02-2012
20100221694ADAPTIVE ELECTRONIC LEARNING SYSTEM AND METHOD - A method of challenging a student may comprise obtaining an initial performance-level-value which may be a specific performance level value respective of, e.g., a specific student; obtaining an initial set of computerized tasks, each task in the initial set has a respective challenge-level-value correlated with the initial performance-level-value; challenging the student with one or more of the computerized tasks being members in the initial set and collecting performance information respective of performance of the student; comparing the performance information with success-threshold-information to yield comparison results; determining an adapted performance-level-value respective of the student in accordance with the initial performance-level-value and the comparison results; obtaining an adapted set of computerized tasks, each task in the adapted set has a respective challenge-level-value corresponding with the adapted performance-level-value; and challenging the student with one or more of the computerized tasks being members in the adapted set.09-02-2010
20090280467PLATFORM AND METHOD FOR AUTOMATED PHONE EDUCATION - A platform and method for providing telephonic education. The platform utilizes a telephone-server connection to provide automated registration, payment, course materials, and sending of a notice of completion.11-12-2009
20090275010TELEVISION VIERWERS INTERACTION VOTING - A multi-talented show idea and voting methods to find a winner in multi-categories of tasks and talents through voting is disclosed. Viewers who vote for their favorite contestant and show via phone or internet has a chance to win a prize. Viewer vote via phone by using at least one of different calling number and same calling number. The future contestants who records a demo after calling to the show is contacted via phone, mail, web or television. A plurality of contestants participating in the show is separated into a plurality of groups that competes to win a spot as finalists. Said finalists and a second chance contestant chosen by the viewers compete in the elimination show called “R-u-Multi-Talented” to become at least one of three contestants for the “Final three showdown”. At least one among said three contestants is announced as winner and is given the title “U-r-Multi-Talented”.11-05-2009
20090142743SERVICE PROVIDING SYSTEM - There is provided a system which is able to realize study assistance or a desired appliance operation for a user, even in the absence of an answer input from the user.06-04-2009
20100311033Analytical measures for student-collected articles for educational project having a topic - A student collects articles for a educational project having a topic. Analytical measures for the articles are determined in relation to the topic of the educational project. The analytical measures can include a relevance of the articles collected by the student to the topic. The analytical measures can include a coverage of how well the articles collected by the student cover the topic. The analytical measures can include a uniqueness of the articles collected by the student in comparison to one another.12-09-2010
20090068631Web based educational system for collaborative learning - A method and apparatus is disclosed for facilitating collaborative learning in an educational community via a web based educational system. In one embodiment, the method allows one or more of the educational participants to generate educational content, upload it to a document depository and teach it to other participants with the help of web based tools like web-conferencing, audio and video streaming, and web logging (blogging). The method also safeguards the quality of the generated educational content, by defining the role of the educational moderator and the access privileges that each class of participants has in using the web system's resources.03-12-2009
20110111385AUTOMATED TRAINING SYSTEM AND METHOD BASED ON PERFORMANCE EVALUATION - An automated training system and method based on performance evaluation to provide a precise and succinct automated real-time feedback. A scenario that focuses on specific training objectives can be decomposed into a set of vignettes and dynamically arranged in a dynamic logical sequence to train for a specific high level skill. Performance metrics juxtaposed over a task demand can be automatically computed utilizing a latency and accuracy measure associated with a particular trainee action. Performance data can be automatically gathered and evaluated utilizing the measured performance metrics. Thereafter, contextual feedback information may be automatically organized and provided in real-time to a trainee. The training objectives, the trainee's performance metrics, and feedback data can be utilized to automatically select an appropriate training intervention, which may then be offered to the trainee. An initial, as well as an appropriate follow-up vignette, can be dynamically selected and automatically presented based on the training objectives and evaluated trainee performance data.05-12-2011
20110039248SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PRODUCING, DELIVERING AND MANAGING EDUCATIONAL MATERIAL - A method includes arranging a plurality of learning objectives to define a learning objective sequence of an educational material. Each learning objective from the plurality of learning objectives is associated with a content including at least one of a learning object, an assessment or a teaching strategy item. A temporal content is inserted into the learning objective sequence at a position within the learning objective sequence based on a time associated with the presentation of the temporal content to a user. The time can include, for example, a date of a holiday, a number of times the user has logged in, or the like. An educational material including the content associated with each learning objective from the plurality of learning objectives and the temporal content is produced. The content and the temporal content are arranged to define at least one learning path within the learning objective sequence.02-17-2011
20110039247SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PRODUCING, DELIVERING AND MANAGING EDUCATIONAL MATERIAL - A method includes identifying at least one learning objective from a plurality of learning objectives associated with an educational material. A subset of assessment items from a plurality of assessment items is selected. Each assessment item from the plurality of assessment items is associated with the at least one learning objective. The selecting is performed based on at least one of a type of assessment item, a format of assessment item or a difficulty of assessment item. An assessment including the subset of assessment items is produced.02-17-2011
20110039246SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PRODUCING, DELIVERING AND MANAGING EDUCATIONAL MATERIAL - A method includes receiving a first datum associated with a student's knowledge of a first learning objective and a second datum associated with a profile of the student, a request by the student and/or the student's knowledge of a second learning objective associated with the first learning objective. The first datum can be, for example, the student's score on assessment items related to the first learning objective. A subset of educational content from a plurality of educational content associated with the first learning objective is selected based on the first datum and the second datum. The subset of educational content includes at least one of a learning object, and assessment or a teaching strategy item. An educational material including the subset of educational content is produced. The subset of educational content is arranged to define a learning path associated with the student.02-17-2011
20110039245SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PRODUCING, DELIVERING AND MANAGING EDUCATIONAL MATERIAL - In some embodiments, a method includes selecting a subset of learning objectives from a plurality of learning objectives. Each learning objective from the plurality of learning objectives is associated with a content including at least one of a learning object, an assessment or a teaching strategy item. The subset of learning objectives is arranged to define a learning objective sequence. An educational material including the content associated with each learning objective from the subset of learning objectives is produced. The content is arranged to define at least one learning path within the learning objective sequence.02-17-2011
20110033834ETEACHER - ELECTRONIC TEACHER FOR CONVEYING COMPLEX CONTENT FOR LEARNING - Embodiments provide methods, devices, and programs that simulate a teacher who teaches a complex program system to a student in private lessons. Embodiments may further provide customized feedback and reinforcement to students. Teaching units and action trees for learning are also discussed.02-10-2011
20100221693Instant Messaging For A Virtual Learning Community - The present invention provides an Instant Messaging (IM) System (09-02-2010
20110250580Learning System for Digitalisation of An Educational Institution - A system that catalyses world-class quality in education in any institutionalized setting, howsoever small and formal or informal by integrating all processes, transactions, resources and controls (such as security of children, emergency response) for an educational organization, gated educational communities such as schools, dispersed private learning communities of kinships/professional organizations/neighborhood/any other source of association, or virtual self-learning communities. The system includes tools and devices which enhance the process, content and context of learning. Intelligence-embedded, self-help tools and appropriate macro- and micro-inputs to the community members, as well as the individual learners within, enable comprehensively unaided instruction and learning context at the community level. All academic subjects in a curricular framework up to a higher secondary level, across a plurality of nations, are covered.10-13-2011
20110244440Cloud Based Test Environment - Systems and methods described herein provide for administering and proctoring of a secure online examination utilizing a ‘cloud’ computing environment. The cloud computing environment provides scalable, shared computing resources such as processing, memory, communications, storage and other hardware and software resources associated with the online examination. The computing resources provided by the cloud computing environment can be provisioned dynamically to match the requirements of the particular computing tasks carried out at the client and/or server level during the administration of the examination.10-06-2011
20100009331METHOD FOR IMPROVING STUDENT RETENTION RATES - An integrated student retention system that automatically raises flags identifying at-risk students; permits students to raise flags identifying themselves as at-risk; permits providers to raise flags identifying students as at-risk; provides systems facilitating the process of enabling students to obtain assistance; provides systems for tracking students and providers; and provides systems for measuring effectiveness.01-14-2010
20120244509CHILD ASSESSMENT SYSTEM AND METHOD - Methods, systems and computer program products for assessing a child using observational assessment data, and comparing the child to a predetermined target band for given age ranges.09-27-2012
20130157245ADAPTIVELY PRESENTING CONTENT BASED ON USER KNOWLEDGE - One or more automatically generated questions regarding subject matter of a body of text are presented (e.g., displayed) to a user. A user input of one or more answers to the one or more automatically generated questions is received, and the body of text is presented to the user, adapted based on a correctness of the one or more answers. The body of text is adapted to emphasize portions of the body of text that are estimated as not having been mastered by the user based on estimated probabilities of user mastery of the various portions of the body of text generated based on the correctness of the one or more answers.06-20-2013
20100055659ONLINE TEST PROCTORING INTERFACE WITH TEST TAKER ICON AND MULTIPLE PANES - An aspect of the present invention relates to an online test platform adapted to facilitate the development, delivery, and management of educational tests with interactive participation by students, teachers, proctors, and administrators even when some or all of them are remotely located. The platform may include administrator interfaces, test proctor interfaces, and test taker (e.g. student) interfaces to allow each participant to view, navigate, and interact with aspects of the online test platform that are intended to meet their needs.03-04-2010
20110081640Systems and Methods for Protecting Websites from Automated Processes Using Visually-Based Children's Cognitive Tests - Visually based children's cognitive tests can be used as a human challenge or Turing test to verify that a human and not an automated process is operating a particular system, such as purchasing tickets, downloading files, accessing a database, or requesting a reprieve from an anti-spam system. Several different visually oriented cognitive tests can be used as a human challenge, for example, selecting one object in a group of object that is different, selecting an object from a group of objects which is most similar to a given object, selecting two objects in a group of objects that are most similar, finding a given object in a scene, counting the number of instances of an object in a scheme and object based analogies.04-07-2011
20090215020INVITATION FOR TRANSFERRING OBJECTS IN A COMMUNICATIONS NETWORK - A method, apparatus and a system for retrieving data relating to at least one of a student's homework, exam or solution to a problem from at least one calculator via a network, wherein the handheld calculator is utilized by the student. The method includes presenting an invitation from at least one of a computer or a calculator of an instructor on the calculator of the student for requesting the data from the calculator of the student, wherein the invitation identifies a location on a computer or a calculator for transmitting the data, attaching the data to at least a portion of the invitation, wherein the data includes identification identifying at least one of the calculator of the student or the student, and transmitting the data from the calculator to the location identified in the invitation.08-27-2009
20110097698SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR INTERACTIVE LEARNING - A system and method for interactive learning is provided. More specifically, a system and method for interactive learning that allows a student or remote user to learn a substantial body of information without, or as a compliment to, formal instruction, classes or courses is disclosed. The system and method include at least on comprehensive presentation that has a network of continual testing throughout the presentation. The system and method also include a web access module for an interactive website and an educational interactive applications generator module configured to present a plurality of web based interactive educational applications.04-28-2011
20110097697TRAINING SYSTEM AND METHOD BASED ON COGNITIVE MODELS - A training system and method for measuring, evaluating, and improving the functional efficiency of information processing stages associated with human cognition. Scene dependent and a-priori queries can be created as a part of a training curriculum and an appropriate measuring technique can be executed with respect to each scene to measure the functional efficiency of the cognitive information processing stages. Thereafter, a trainee's response with respect to such queries can be automatically evaluated. Feedback based on the response can then be generated. An adaptive training mechanism can be configured to enhance the functional efficiency of the cognitive information processing stages.04-28-2011
20110076664Associating Diverse Content - Diverse content items from within a network of federated systems is managed to allow automatic access of related content items from within the network based on access of a first content item. The related content items are ranked according to various criteria for relatedness and/or quality.03-31-2011
20120135389LEARNING ENVIRONMENT WITH USER DEFINED CONTENT - The invention relates to providing a computer based learning environment for a user wherein the user defines the content to be studied. The learning tool allows students to store and arrange located information in respect of a study topic, the material being in many different formats and from many sources, explore that located information, reinforce the material by testing their comprehension and understanding, allowing them to enquire further by expanding the information themselves or by collaboratively acquiring additional information/testing. The information/content to be studied by the user is established as a series of questions with answer, the format and content of each being determined by the user. In studying the invention allows the stored information to be displayed for a particular topic, whereas in testing the invention includes the further step of the user determining whether their answer to the question was correct.05-31-2012
20120202186INTERACTIVE COMMUNITY NETWORK FOR YOUTH ATHLETICS - An interactive community network for youth athletics system, comprising a processor and memory comprising program instructions. The program instructions are executable by the processor to store a series of educational messages, each education message being associated with at least one youth athletics core development factor and a threshold range of aggregated numerical scores. Questions are issued, each question corresponding to a youth athletics core development factor. Selectable answers to each question are provided, each selectable answer corresponding to a numerical score. A series of user answers to the questions are received. The numerical scores by youth athletics core development factor are aggregated to create the aggregated numerical score for each corresponding youth athletics core development factor. One of the series of specific educational messages is selected for display when the aggregated numerical score for a corresponding youth athletics core development factor falls within the threshold range.08-09-2012
20120149000SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR GUIDED INSTRUCTIONAL DESIGN IN ELECTRONIC LEARNING SYSTEMS - According to some embodiments, a system for providing guided instructional design. The system includes at least one processing device and at least one data storage device in communication with the at least one processing device. The at least one data storage device is configured to store information about at least one course. For each course, the at least one processing device is configured to present at least one predetermined course component to a first user, and for the at least one course component: present at least one course parameter, receive at least one first input from the first user in relation to the at least one course parameter, based on the at least one first input and at least one educational design element, present at least one modified course parameter to the first user; and receive at least one second input from the first user in relation to the at least one modified course parameter.06-14-2012
20120148999SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR ANALYZING LEARNER'S ROLES AND PERFORMANCE AND FOR INTELLIGENTLY ADAPTING THE DELIVERY OF EDUCATION - A computer-aided educational system and method to further a student's understanding of a subject matter through analyzing data captured in an electronic learning system so as to determine correlation data corresponding to variables or trends which are determined to enhance, optimize, and/or improve one's learning abilities or understanding of educational content. The system and method generates reports based on the correlation data, develops statistical models that highlight learning and behavioral trends, and/or provides recommendations for adapting the learning system based on the correlation data and statistical models.06-14-2012
20120148998COMPUTER GENERATED ENVIRONMENT FOR USER ASSESSMENT - One example embodiment includes a method for providing an assessment instrument, where the assessment instrument occurs within a computer generated environment. The method includes determining the assessment to be made and determining the types of responses to be elicited. The method also includes providing a computer generated environment designed to elicit the responses.06-14-2012
20080254436Selection Of A Consensus From A Plurality Of Ideas - A method of forming a consensus from a collection of ideas is disclosed. The ideas may be generated by a collection of participants, or may be provided to the collection of participants. The ideas are divided into non-exclusive groups for evaluation, with each group being provided to a participant for voting. Each participant chooses a favorite idea from the group, or selects a first and second choice, or a first, second and third choice. The votes are tallied, and for each idea a “win percentage” is calculated, which is defined as the ratio of the number of groups in which a particular idea wins the voting, divided by the number of groups in which a particular idea appears. Each idea that has a “win percentage” that exceeds a particular threshold is passed on to one or more subsequent rounds of voting. If desired, the voting may continue until a single idea is chosen as the consensus. In some rounds of voting, the groups are configured so that a participant does not vote on his/her own idea. In the first round of voting, the groups are configured so that no two ideas compete against each other more than once. A formulaic template is provided for generation of the groups, based on the number of ideas, the number of participants, and the number of ideas per group. In some embodiments, the template and number of ideas per group may be formulated using the sequence of integers known as the Mian-Chowla sequence.10-16-2008
20100120012SYSTEM FOR PROVIDING ONLINE LEARNING CONTENTS - Disclosed herein is a system for providing online learning contents, which can maximize efficiency of education based on analysis of a plurality of learning contents and matching of a result of the analysis to a student to meet characteristics and environments of the student. The system according to the present invention comprises at least two or more contents providers, an education management server, an authentication server, and a web server. Accordingly, since a student can be provided with an education corresponding to the inclination of the student, effect of online education can be enhanced.05-13-2010
20080318201COMPONENT-BASED DISTRIBUTED LEARNING MANAGEMENT ARCHITECTURE - The present invention provides a distributed learning management architecture that is “componentized” for increased distribution and scalability. Specifically, the present invention provides an architecture in which multiple content servers, delivery servers and/or live session servers can be provided to accommodate multiple geographic locations. The present invention further provides an off-line learning architecture that allows the teachings of the distributed learning management architecture to be implemented on an individual client.12-25-2008
20080254437Global Computer Network Tutoring System - A global computer network method and apparatus for creating and deploying many types of intelligent tutoring systems across many different platforms is disclosed. A run time engine supports state graph pseudo tutors and JESS model tracing cognitive tutors, in both a client and server context. An Assistment Builder enables development, testing and deployment of the pseudo tutors, generally the tutorials formed of teacher composed problems. The system simplifies the process of tutorial construction to allow educator users with little or no ITS experience to develop content of problems and teaching strategies (i.e., format of problems including hints, messages and sequencing of related problems). The system provides a Web these tutorials. A reporting component is Web based and allows for live database reporting to teachers, showing how their students are performing. Automated analysis and reporting of experimental tutorials developed by teachers is included.10-16-2008
20080254435ONLINE TEST POLLING - An aspect of the present invention relates to an online test platform adapted to facilitate the development, delivery, and management of educational tests with interactive participation by students, teachers, proctors, and administrators even when some or all of them are remotely located. The platform may include administrator interfaces, test proctor interfaces, and test taker (e.g. student) interfaces to allow each participant to view, navigate, and interact with aspects of the online test platform that are intended to meet their needs.10-16-2008
20080241811Birthday interview method and kit - A method is described for preserving memories of a child's growth by making annual videos of interviews with the child and permanently storing the videos. The interview is preferably conducted on or near the child's birthday using a list of questions directed to the same subject matter, thereby recording the evolution of the child's views and attitudes over time. Preferably, the interviews are conducted and recorded using a kit that includes a storage container, such as a covered box with indicia indicative of its purpose, a booklet of questions, a list of tips or suggestions, labels, and a sample of an interview.10-02-2008
20110053134SENSOR-BASED TEACHING AID ASSEMBLY - A sensor-based teaching aid assembly includes: a plurality of teaching aid parts having a unique ID, detecting their location and adjacent teaching aid parts through an internal sensor, and transmitting result data to outside; and an information processing terminal displaying an image of an assembly target structure, analyzing the data received from the plurality of teaching aid parts to evaluate a completion degree of the structure assembled by the plurality of teaching aid parts, and displaying the evaluation results.03-03-2011
20100285442METHOD FOR APTITUDE TEST - An embodiment of the present invention provides a method for an aptitude test. The method includes receiving information concerning a request for an aptitude test service from the user terminal using the central server, and providing the aptitude test service to the user terminal using the central server, wherein the aptitude test service includes video content recorded in database.11-11-2010
20110136094DIDACTIC APPLIANCE - Deficiencies in existing attempts at educational software solutions are addressed by providing systems, methods, and devices that both replicate and facilitate the necessary elements of successful classroom-based learning, while taking advantage of the platform-specific benefits of handheld computing devices. Various applications address the issue of the limited screen size of mobile devices by using the motion sensors of the devices both to move from one part of a program to another, thus eliminating the need for on-screen navigation buttons and allowing the entire screen to be used for content, and also to reinforce learning through the use of mnemonics. In these applications, the user rotates the device after completing each step, in sequence, of a process-based series of problem solving techniques. Group learning dynamics are also reproduced through a study group feature.06-09-2011
20110136093Personalized studying path generating method in serious game - The present invention relates to a personalized studying path generating method in a serious game. The personalized studying path generating method in the serious game according to the present invention comprises (a) generating serious criteria on a learning ability based on study elements required for the serious game and a relation between the study elements; (b) projecting user information and target information onto the serious criteria; (c) simplifying first criteria which the user information is projected onto and second criteria which the target information is projected onto by reducing a dimension of the first criteria and the second criteria; (d) comparing the simplified first and second criteria; (e) generating a personalized optimum studying path from the first to the second criteria; and (f) studying according to the optimum studying path. Accordingly, the present invention sets a personalized studying path by evaluating user's learning ability according to a standard and enables a user to play the game according to his/her ability to thereby improve study efficiency. Also, the present invention may minimize difference of study efficiency arising from different study inclination and circumstances between individuals.06-09-2011
20100047759INDIVIDUALIZED RECURSIVE EXAM-PREPARATION-COURSE DESIGN - A system, a method, and media provide for recursive scheduling of an exam-preparation course. The course is divided into periods. During each period, a subset of the topics for the exam subject matter is selected for study as a function of the student's performance on diagnostic exam. The periods are scheduled as a function of the student's performance profile and the time available before the target exam.02-25-2010
20090286219CONDUCTING A VIRTUAL INTERVIEW IN THE CONTEXT OF A LEGAL MATTER - A virtual interview is conducted in the context of a legal matter, for example, using online forms, thus enabling rapid and large-scale information capture from distributed recipients. A user can define questions and virtual interviews once, and use them again and again; can define an approved set of questions to insure consistency of interview practice; and can de facto improve the consistency and credibility of information gathering in legal matters. Users can pre-establish action items that are automatically created upon receiving specific responses to virtual interviews. Interview response may be managed by exception, i.e. exception alerting, and tools are provided to view exceptional cases for follow-up action. For example, alerts can be issued on the basis of such factors as: if any one responded that they had data at home, send an alert to the attorney and an action item to do an appropriate collection; and if anyone responds that they know others in scope, initiate an action item assigned to paralegal to add identified individuals to scope. A user can conduct many interviews systematically to determine where all key facts related to the matter are located; to update information in a highly distributed way for effective legal management; and to manage responses efficiently.11-19-2009
20120308982SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR VIRTUAL SOCIAL LAB - A method implemented in a computer infrastructure having computer executable code tangibly embodied on a computer readable medium. The method includes configuring a VSL scenario using a processor of a computing device, and running the VSL scenario for a test subject. Additionally, the method includes receiving test subject input based on the VSL scenario and storing the test subject input.12-06-2012
20120308983Democratic Process of Testing for Cognitively Demanding Skills and Experiences - A system and methods for grading a candidate based on evaluations by assessors. The assessors evaluate questions that the candidate authors, and answers that the candidate prepares. Each assessor provides a question score, or answer score, as an objective measure of the evaluation. The methods retrieve a grade for each assessor, and calculate a grade for the candidate based on the question score, or answer score, and the grade for each assessor. The methods grade each assessor based on evaluations by other assessors. The other assessors evaluate the question score, or answer score, and provide an evaluation score as an objective measure of the evaluation. The methods retrieve a grade for each other assessor, and calculate a grade for the assessor based on the evaluation score, and the grade for each other assessor.12-06-2012
20120308980INDIVIDUALIZED LEARNING SYSTEM - A system and method for educating students such that each student can learn material individually and progress through lessons at the student's own pace. The system can present the student with different versions of each lesson for alternate explanations of the educational concepts taught by the lesson. The system can allow each student to progress to the next lesson only when the system confirms that the student understands the educational concepts taught by the lesson, and can provide additional explanations of any material the student has difficulty understanding.12-06-2012
20120308981USING INTELLIGENT SCREEN COVER IN LEARNING - A computer learning system includes a computer screen, a cover that selectively covers and reveals different amounts of the computer screen and a computer processor that senses an amount of the computer screen that is revealed by the cover. The processor causes a first learning segment to be displayed on the computer screen in response to the cover revealing a first portion of the computer screen and causes a second learning segment to be displayed on the computer screen in response to the cover revealing a second portion of the computer screen. The first learning segment may be a question and the second learning segment may be an answer to the question. The computer processor and the computer screen may be provided by a tablet computer. The table computer may be an iPad® 2 tablet computer.12-06-2012
20100028847SYSTEM AND METHOD OF INTEGRATING LEVELS OF EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS - Adapting to a secondary and post secondary integration process with secondary and post secondary program gives student the opportunity to receive a secondary diploma and earn post secondary credit and/or diploma. The secondary is located in proximity to a post secondary campus or on a uniquely constructed campus in order to share resources and facilities. The student is evaluated to ascertain academic aptitudes and capabilities. The evaluation involves administering a post secondary placement exam prior to scheduling and reviewing prior school transcripts. An administrator of the secondary assigns a class schedule to the student based on the assessment of the student. The class schedule has a combination of secondary classes and post secondary classes. The secondary class is scheduled in accordance with the post secondary class. The student attends the secondary class and post secondary class according to the class schedule. The student earns post secondary credit and/or diploma upon passing the post secondary class. The secondary offers special classes for the student to adapt to the post secondary classes.02-04-2010
20110306030METHOD FOR RETAINING, MANAGING AND INTERACTIVELY CONVEYING KNOWLEDGE AND INSTRUCTIONAL CONTENT - An instructive content creation and viewing system, including a first microprocessor assembly, an intuitive viewing interface, a second microprocessor assembly in communication with the first microprocessor assembly, and an content creation interface. The viewing interface is housed on the first microprocessor assembly and the content creation interface is housed on the second microprocessor assembly. The content creation interface is used to create the instructive content, while the first microprocessor assembly obtains the instructive content. The viewing interface presents the instructive content while the viewing interface adapts to the instructive content and user preferences or actions.12-15-2011
20110027769Automatic Essay Scoring System - A method of grading an essay using an automated essay scoring system is provided. The method comprises the steps of deriving a set of predetermined features from the essay, wherein the predetermined feature set comprises one or more features that are independent from the test prompt, scoring the feature set with a scoring equation, wherein a multiple regression analysis with graded essay data produces weights for the scoring equation, generating a raw score for the essay; and processing the raw score for the essay into a score category based on an adaptive cutoff algorithm. Also provided is a method of generating a model in which to grade essays, wherein the data used to generate the model is independent from the test prompt or essay topic.02-03-2011
20120301864USER INTERFACE FOR AN EVIDENCE-BASED, HYPOTHESIS-GENERATING DECISION SUPPORT SYSTEM - Systems and methods display at least one subject, and display a location for at least one user to enter at least one problem related to the subject. The problem comprises unknown items to which the user would like more information. In response to the problem, such systems and methods automatically generate evidence topics related to the problem, and automatically generate questions related to the problem and the evidence topics. Further, such systems and methods can receive additional questions from the user. In response to the questions, such systems and methods automatically generate answers to the questions by referring to sources, automatically calculate confidence measures of each of the answers, and then display the questions, the answers, and the confidence measures. When the user identifies one of the answers as a selected answer, such systems and methods display details of the sources and the factors used to generate the selected answer.11-29-2012
20120301863Interactive Learning Network - A system for providing network-based interactive learning including at least one network-connected passive server and at least one network-connected active server, each executing software from a non-transitory physical medium. The passive server provides a log-in function providing log-in for a student for a specific learning session, a provisioning function downloading reference materials for the particular learning session to the student's appliance after log-in, and a switch function connecting the student's appliance to the at least one active server after the reference material is downloaded. The active server provides control of the specific learning session by managing communication between a presenter and individual logged-in students, and by transmitting control messages to the student's appliances, the control messages initiated by activity of the presenter, and by causing display of individual portions of the reference materials downloaded to the student's appliances by the at least one passive server after log-in.11-29-2012
20120156668EDUCATIONAL GAMING SYSTEM - Educational gaming systems and methods provide an active learning environment to multiple users, wherein various incentives are provided to the users for enhanced engagement in learning, such as, for example, but not limited to, novel reward mechanisms, serious game elements, user collaboration, social interaction and the like.06-21-2012
20120231441SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR VIRTUAL CONTENT COLLABORATION - An information sharing system includes a database, an application module, a supervisor module, and a subordinate module. The database stores user data associated with a supervisor and a subordinate, and static data to be shared by them. The static data is associated with a topic for training. The application module is configured to communicate with the database. The supervisor module is configured to enable the supervisor to communicate with the application module and the subordinate module. The subordinate module is configured to enable the subordinate to communicate with the supervisor, enable the subordinate to communicate with the application module via handwritten input, audio input, video input, and image input, provide an electronic prompt to the subordinate that is triggered by the static data, and receive an electronic input comprising at least one of handwritten input, audio input, video input, and image input from the subordinate responsive to the prompt.09-13-2012
20120208169Method for Measuring and Training Intelligence - The computer generates geometrical figures based on predefined parameter values. The parameter values are ranked according to difficulty level so that the computer may generate tasks that visually look differently but are based on the same set of parameter values.08-16-2012
20120015340SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR SELECTING AUDIENCE MEMBERS - Methods and systems of picking audience members using probability adjustments entered manually by users or generated as a function of audience member information. Methods and systems for assigning audience members in groups are also provided.01-19-2012
20110165550Management system for online test assessment and method thereof - The present disclosure relates to an online test assessment management system and method thereof. The system includes a learner-information database to store login information, personal information, and learning level information of a learner; an item pool database to store questions for an online test and outputting the questions on an online test examination screen during the online test; an online test unit to perform the online test through the online test examination screen and to collect data about a sequence of inputting answers by a learner with regard to questions output for the online test, the number of clicks for changing selected answers, and a reaction time taken in inputting a certain answer after a learner selects the certain answer; and a reaction pattern analysis unit to analyze a learner's online test data collected by the online test unit, and to assess, diagnose and electronically report learner's learning level, learning ability and examination behavior to a learner or teacher terminal.07-07-2011
20120058459Democratic Process of Testing for Cognitively Demanding Skills and Experiences - A system and methods for grading a candidate based on evaluations by assessors. The assessors evaluate questions that the candidate authors, and answers that the candidate prepares. Each assessor provides a question score, or answer score, as an objective measure of the evaluation. The methods retrieve a grade for each assessor, and calculate a grade for the candidate based on the question score, or answer score, and the grade for each assessor. The methods grade each assessor based on evaluations by other assessors. The other assessors evaluate the question score, or answer score, and provide an evaluation score as an objective measure of the evaluation. The methods retrieve a grade for each other assessor, and calculate a grade for the assessor based on the evaluation score, and the grade for each other assessor.03-08-2012
20120070816Method of Facilitating Online and Socially Networked Education Between Learning Institutions - A method is provided of facilitating online education between learning institutions, including the steps of obtaining an e-learning course from a content provider learning institution; obtaining the approval of a subscriber learning institution for students enrolled at such institution to receive academic credit for the successful completion of such e-learning course; enrolling students from such subscriber learning institution in such e-learning course through a website; providing such e-learning course to students of the subscriber learning institution; obtaining an evaluation of the students' performances in the e-learning course from the content provider learning institution; providing said evaluations of the students' performances in such e-learning course to the subscriber learning institution in which the students are enrolled; and providing remuneration to the subscriber learning institution and content provider learning institution.03-22-2012
20110076663SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR SELECTING SURVEY QUESTIONS AND AVAILABLE RESPONSES - Systems and methods are provided for selecting survey questions and response for inclusion in a survey using a survey software application. Survey questions may be selected based on the response variance or inclusion value of each survey question. A non-inclusive list of survey responses may be selected based on the selection rate of each survey response. The response rates may be adjusted to correct for instances where survey participants selected a response indicating that none of the provided responses was adequate because a hidden response was not provided. Selected survey questions and responses may be provided to a survey participant.03-31-2011
20120164621FACILITATING TARGETED INTERACTION IN A NETWORKED LEARNING ENVIRONMENT - A method and apparatus for facilitating interaction in a learning environment is provided. Based on the subject matter that a student is working on, another student is selected for interaction with the student.06-28-2012
20120135388Online Proctoring - A system for secure, web-based, proctored examinations is provided. A web-based platform allows for test delivery beyond a local testing center with the test delivered directly to the test-taker. Computing devices that have been secured for the taking of an examination allow a student or prospective professional to access an examination wherever there is an Internet connection. As a result, students and professionals can take examinations where they live, learn, and work thereby reducing the costs associated with travelling to testing centers and minimizing time away from work. Test-takers, proctors, instructors, administrators, authors, and test developers can all access data and test information anytime and anywhere. Secure examinations can be taken under the purview of a proctor either in person or via the Internet and utilizing any number of testing environment capture devices in conjunction with data forensic technologies.05-31-2012
20120251995APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR TUTORING IN CONVERGENCE SPACE OF REAL AND VIRTUAL ENVIRONMENT - An apparatus for tutoring in a convergence space of real and virtual environment, includes a character data processing unit for generating character shape and operation data of a participant or performing rendering on the character shape and operation data; a desk data processing unit for generating desk shape data or perform the rendering on the desk shape data; a voice and sound data processing unit for generating voice or sound data or outputs the voice or sound data; and a virtual space processing unit for generating real space data and providing the generated data to another participant, generating the convergence space data, or generating the character shape data, the operation data, the desk shape data, and the voice or sound data, then providing the generated data to the character data processing unit, the desk data processing unit, and the voice and sound data processing unit.10-04-2012
20120251994SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DIGITAL FLASHCARD USE BY MULTIPLE INTERNET COMMUNITIES - A system and method for an internet community to create and share flashcard decks related to one or more topics is disclosed. An author is responsible for creating flashcard decks while a group lead is responsible for managing access to the decks to a select group of users. Group members use the flashcard decks to learn the content material. An authoring application is used by the authors to create the flashcard decks through the assembly of one or more of rich text, image, audio, and/or video elements. A group management application is used by the group lead for the purpose of creating user groups and managing their access to selected decks as well as various modes of play. A flashcard player is available for web, personal computer, smart phone, and/or tablet use by the group members/users.10-04-2012
20120077178SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DOMAIN ADAPTATION IN QUESTION ANSWERING - The present disclosure relates generally to question answering systems and methods and, particularly, to systems and methods for domain adaptation in question answering.03-29-2012
20120077177Secure Online Testing - A system for secure, web-based, proctored examinations is provided. A web-based platform allows for test delivery beyond a local testing center with the test delivered directly to the test-taker. Computing devices that have been secured for the taking of an examination allow a student or prospective professional to access an examination wherever there is an Internet connection. As a result, students and professionals can take examinations where they live, learn, and work thereby reducing the costs associated with travelling to testing centers and minimizing time away from work. Test-takers, proctors, instructors, administrators, authors, and test developers can all access data and test information anytime and anywhere. Secure examinations can be taken under the purview of a proctor either in person or via the Internet and utilizing any number of testing environment capture devices in conjunction with data forensic technologies.03-29-2012
20120077176Maintaining a Secure Computing Device in a Test Taking Environment - The presently disclosed invention provides for the security of a computing device in the context of a test taking environment. By securing a computing device, an individual (or group of individuals) may more effectively proctor a large examination without worrying about a test taker illicitly accessing information on their computer or via a remote source of data. Securing a computing device includes locking out or preventing access to any application not deemed necessary or appropriate by the test administrator.03-29-2012
20100047760METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR DELIVERING PERFORMANCE BASED EMULATION TESTING - A computer system and method may include a processor instantiating a test scenario that includes a description of a stem that defines a context and at least one task to be performed in accordance with the context and via interaction with at least one target application; providing an interface to an instance of the at least one target application for the interaction; executing one or more stored evaluation queries to check a status of the instance of the at least one target application and record one or more binary values based on the status; and executing one or more stored scoring expressions to generate and output a score, the scoring expression defining a function having input parameters that are based on the one or more binary values. The processor may further provide an authoring environment in which to define the test scenario, evaluation queries, and scoring expressions.02-25-2010
20120178073Game Systems with Interoperating or both Interoperating and Interrelated Quizzes and/or Puzzles - A system that integrates at least two levels of quiz or puzzle solving. Some embodiments use a Graphical User Interface (GUI) aspect only. According to the GUI aspect, a gameplay sequence is provided, whereby an indication of a solution associated with a level-two quiz is displayed. A clue to a different, level-one quiz is subsequently presented. An attempt is input at the level-one quiz. A level-two quiz clue is displayed. The level-two quiz can be solved with one or more clues so provided. According to the data aspect, different quizzes or puzzles are data related through a persistent data structure. Embodiments that use a data aspect may omit displaying a solution indication.07-12-2012
20100009332METHOD FOR COMPELLING ENGAGEMENT BETWEEN STUDENTS AND PROVIDERS - An integrated student retention system that automatically raises flags identifying at-risk students; permits students to raise flags identifying themselves as at-risk; permits providers to raise flags identifying students as at-risk; provides systems facilitating the process of enabling students to obtain assistance; provides systems for tracking students and providers; and provides systems for measuring effectiveness.01-14-2010
20090061409DEVICE AND METHOD FOR ARRANGING LEARNING COURSES - A device and method is provided for a user to arrange learning courses. The device comprises: a course database, a capability examining module and a course arranging module. The course database stores multiple learning courses, each including multiple learning quizzes. The capability examining module provides capability examination(s) for the user to determine the user's current capability level. The course arranging module acquires the corresponding learning courses from the course database according to the capability level determined by the capability examining module, and arranges these acquired corresponding learning courses for the user to learn.03-05-2009
20120258437CONTEXT-AWARE TRAINING SYSTEMS, APPARATUSES, AND METHODS - Context-aware training systems, apparatuses and systems. The context-aware training systems, apparatuses and systems are computer-implemented and include sensing a user action and, based on a training needs model, estimating a cost or benefit to exposing the user to a training action, selecting a training action from a collection of available training actions and delivering the training action to the user if the user action indicates a need for the user to be trained and the cost or benefit to exposing the user to the training action indicates user exposure to the training action is warranted.10-11-2012
20120258436AUTOMATED ASSESSMENT OF COGNITIVE, FINE-MOTOR, AND MEMORY SKILLS - An automated assessment of various capabilities, such as cognitive, fine-motor, and memory skills, includes the use of Tangible Geometric Games (TAG-Games), which are a play-based assessment tools. TAG-Games are based on Sensor-Integrated Geometric Blocks (SIG-Blocks) and an interactive graphical user interface (GUI), which provide a means for real-time and remote monitoring of a user through operative communication between blocks and a remote computer. The data made available by employing TAG-Games includes: 1) block accelerations, 2) time at stages of assembly completion, 3) total completion time for quizzes, and 4) correctness of assembly steps. In addition, a GUI can display the real-time assembly configuration of the blocks.10-11-2012
20110123974Adaptive Learning System and Method - In a teaching machine which permits a student to skip or request a hint related to a question being asked of him regarding subject matter he is being taught, the student is presented with a set of predetermined questions relating to the subject matter. A record is kept of questions he answered incorrectly, which were skipped, or for which a hint was requested; and a set of questions is prepared on the subject matter specific to the student, based on incorrect answers to the questions previously asked of him, questions skipped and questions for which he requested a hint.05-26-2011
20120329031INFORMATION DISPLAY APPARATUS AND INFORMATION DISPLAY METHOD - An information display apparatus includes a display control unit configured to control display of a question that is received and then stored; a request receiving unit configured to receive a display request to display the question; a generating unit configured to generate a schedule table in which an order of displaying questions and display durations of the respective questions are associated with each other so that a sum of the display durations of the questions becomes equal to or shorter than a question-and-answer time indicating a predetermined duration of a question-and-answer session; and a notifying unit configured to issue a notice of a timing at which each display duration ends based on the schedule table. The display control unit switches display of the questions in accordance with the order. When a predetermined condition is satisfied after the schedule table is generated, the generating unit adjusts the schedule table.12-27-2012
20120329032SCORING CANDIDATES USING STRUCTURAL INFORMATION IN SEMI-STRUCTURED DOCUMENTS FOR QUESTION ANSWERING SYSTEMS - A system, program product, and methodology automatically scores candidate answers to questions in a question and answer system. In the candidate answer scoring method, a processor device performs one or more of receiving one or more candidate answers associated with a query string, the candidates obtained from a data source having semi-structured content; identifying one or more documents with semi-structured content from the data source having a candidate answer; and for each identified document: extracting one or more entity structures embedded in the identified document; determining a number of the entity structures in the identified document that appear in the received input query; and, computing a score for a candidate answer in the document as a function of the number Overall system efficiency is improved by giving the correct candidate answers higher scores through leveraging context-dependent structural information such as links to other documents and embedded tags.12-27-2012
20120231440SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR EDUCATION INCLUDING COMMUNITY-SOURCED DATA AND COMMUNITY INTERACTIONS - A system and method for education including community-sourced data and community interactions. The method can include registering a plurality of users in a database, presenting educational material to a user of the plurality of users, recording the performance of the user in regards to the educational material, collecting personal statistics regarding the performance of the user, generating a momentum score for the user based on the personal statistics, displaying the momentum score to the user, compiling the personal statistics for the plurality of users to generate community statistics regarding the performance of the plurality of users, and comparing the personal statistics of a user to the community statistics.09-13-2012
20110039249SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PRODUCING, DELIVERING AND MANAGING EDUCATIONAL MATERIAL - A computer system for delivering an educational material includes a delivery engine, a feedback engine and a notification engine. The delivery engine is configured to deliver to a student a portion of the educational material, including the content arranged to define a set of learning paths associated with a learning objective. The portion of the educational material includes a subset of the content associated with a subset of the set of learning paths. The feedback engine is configured to receive a datum associated with a number learning paths within the subset of the set of learning paths. Said another way, the datum represents the number of learning paths received by a student. The notification engine is configured to produce a notification in response to the datum.02-17-2011
20110045452Computer-Implemented Systems and Methods for Generating an Adaptive Test - Systems and methods are provided for assigning an examinee to one of a plurality of scoring levels based on an adaptive exam that generates one or more questions of the exam subsequent to the start of administration of the exam to the examinee. A first exam question is provided to the examinee and a first exam answer is received from the examinee. The first exam question requests a constructed response from the examinee. A score for the first exam answer is generated, and a second exam question is generated, where the difficulty of the second exam question is based on the score for the first exam answer. The examinee is assigned to one of a plurality of scoring levels, where the examinee is excluded from assignment to one or more of the plurality of scoring levels based on the first exam answer without consideration of the second exam answer.02-24-2011
20110236873METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR COMPUTER BASED TESTING USING CUSTOMIZABLE TEMPLATES - A system for computer-based testing includes a test driver that delivers the test to an examinee using a display device and controls progression of the test, a template module that stores presentation format information comprising the presentation format of the test, the presentation format information being accessible to the test driver, and a data module that stores data content information comprising the data content of the test, the data content information being accessible to the test driver, the presentation format information combining with the data content information to create the presentation format and the data content of the test. A method of computer-based testing includes retrieving presentation format information from a template module, the presentation format information dividing the display device into a predetermined number of areas in a predetermined arrangement, retrieving data content information from a data module, and combining the presentation format information and the data content information to create the presentation format and data content of the test.09-29-2011
20100233667Electronic Game-Based Learning System - An electronic game-based learning system capable of providing a game-based learning environment(s) to at least one user is described. The system having at least one host system capable of selectively providing video and output portions of a game-based learning environment(s) and at least one client system capable of selectively providing input portions to the host system such that the client system provides the user within an interactive game-based learning environment(s).09-16-2010
20120276516SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PROVIDING LEARNING MODULES FOR LEARNING SYSTEMS - A computer-implemented method for developing an educational course. The method includes defining at least one learning objective for the course, providing at least one course content module having educational material related to the at least one learning objective for the course, providing at least one assessment module for assessing a learner's performance in the course, generating at least one learning module based on at least one of the learning objectives, the learning module including one or more course content modules and assessment modules associated with that learning objective, and storing the at least one learning module in a data storage device.11-01-2012
20110262890INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS, QUESTIONING TENDENCY SETTING METHOD, AND PROGRAM - Disclosed herein is an information processing apparatus including: a user answer evaluation section configured to determine whether a user answer to a question selected from a plurality of questions is correct or wrong; a user answer analysis block configured to compute at least a user wrong-answer percentage by use of the user answer evaluation result; a questioning condition setting block configured to compute a degree of similarity between the plurality of questions on the basis of the user wrong-answer percentage and, at the same time, compute an evaluation value of each of the plurality of questions by use of the degree of similarity; and a question selection section configured to select a question to be set from the plurality of questions on the basis of the evaluation value and a user correct-answer percentage in one of a predetermined period and a predetermined number of questions.10-27-2011
20120088223METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR EDUCATIONAL TESTING - Methods and apparatuses are disclosed for computer-based evaluation of a test-taker's performance with respect to a reward threshold. A performance assessment of the test taker can be standardized or customized, as well as relative or absolute. The system allows a parentally-controlled reward system such that children who reach specified objectives can claim an award that parents are confident was fairly and honestly earned without the parent being required to proctor the testing.04-12-2012
20120088221DIGITAL ELECTRONIC TUTORING SYSTEM - This invention relates to an interactive, multi-sensory digital electronic tutoring system. The invention finds particular application as an electronic learning and teaching device that is configured as a digital or software “book”, preferably in a rugged slate form factor, that allows a user, normally a child, to activate electronic images, sounds and other outputs by selecting indicia displayed on a touch screen or the like and that includes programmable logic adapted to monitor and direct the child's teaching and learning experience. Central to the system is a software-derived teaching agent, presented in the form of a digital “tutor” that is integrated in the programmed logic (software) of the system in the form of an artificial intelligence (AI) system that provides a knowledge-driven, adaptive teaching and learning system that uses programming and internally- and externally derived data to adapt to the child user in a predetermined manner and that provides the child with a personalised learning process best suited to the particular child. The AI system is preferably constituted by a Self-Tuning Adaptive Control (STAC) system.04-12-2012
20120088220METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR ASSIGNING A TASK TO BE PROCESSED BY A CROWDSOURCING PLATFORM - A method and system for applying a task to a crowdsourcing platform for processing are disclosed. For example, a method forwards the task having a question to the crowdsourcing platform, and receives a plurality of answers to the question, wherein the plurality of answers is provided by a plurality of workers associated with the crowdsourcing platform. The method analyzes the plurality of answers on a per-worker basis to determine an adjustment, and applies the adjustment to the plurality of answers.04-12-2012
20100203493Learning component instructional software system and method - A learning component instruction development/design environment system is provided. The system includes; web servers operatively connected to communication and streaming media servers, application servers, a component and media repository and a database. The system is configured to perform one or more of the following methods; a method of editing a learning sequence in a computer based instructional development/design environment, a method of interacting with a learning sequence, and a method of analyzing a sequence session.08-12-2010
20100203492SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR IMPROVING THE QUALITY OF COMPUTER GENERATED EXAMS - System and method for generating exams, questionnaires or similar, including a set of questions to be answered, the system comprising a data base including a number of questions in at least one topic, each question being associated with a data set related to answers given to the questions in previous uses of the question sets, the system further comprising selection means for randomly selecting a question within one or more predetermined topics from said data base, and an evaluation means for evaluating the selected questions relative to predetermined requirements to the selected questions and their corresponding answers in said data set, and discarding questions not fulfilling said requirements.08-12-2010
20130017526METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SHARING A TABLET COMPUTER DURING A LEARNING SESSIONAANM Nguyen; ChrisAACI BaltimoreAAST MDAACO USAAGP Nguyen; Chris Baltimore MD USAANM Hoehn-Saric; ChrisAACI MiamiAAST FLAACO USAAGP Hoehn-Saric; Chris Miami FL USAANM Clinton; LeeAACI BaltimoreAAST MDAACO USAAGP Clinton; Lee Baltimore MD US - Methods and apparatus for displaying data on a multi-user display device are disclosed. A first subset of the data is displayed in a first orientation, such that the displayed data is in a proper orientation with respect to a first user located at a first side of the display device. Upon receiving a user input requesting to share the data, a second subset of the data is displayed in a second different orientation, such that the displayed data is in the proper orientation with respect to a second user located at a second different side of the display device. Which subset of the data is displayed to which user is based at least in part on identifying information associated with each user.01-17-2013
20130017528METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MANAGING STUDENT ACTIVITIESAANM Nguyen; ChrisAACI BaltimoreAAST MDAACO USAAGP Nguyen; Chris Baltimore MD USAANM Hoehn-Saric; ChrisAACI MiamiAAST FLAACO USAAGP Hoehn-Saric; Chris Miami FL USAANM Wenck; EricAACI BaltimoreAAST MDAACO USAAGP Wenck; Eric Baltimore MD USAANM Craig; JeffAACO USAAGP Craig; Jeff USAANM Clinton; LeeAACI BaltimoreAAST MDAACO USAAGP Clinton; Lee Baltimore MD US - A learning system includes at least one student workstation which holds a learning session for a student. The system generates and displays primary instructional material to the student in accordance with student profile data for the student. The system causes supplemental material or content to be generated and displayed to the student at the student workstation when a downtime interval is triggered. The system generates the supplemental material in accordance with the student profile data for the student. The disclosed system thus enables downtime to be more appropriately utilized by the student, in a manner that accommodates the learning preferences and skill gaps of the student and/or that rewards the student for showing proficiency at a skill.01-17-2013
20130017529METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR GENERATING EDUCATIONAL CONTENTAANM Nguyen; ChrisAACI BaltimoreAAST MDAACO USAAGP Nguyen; Chris Baltimore MD USAANM Hoehn-Saric; ChrisAACI MiamiAAST FLAACO USAAGP Hoehn-Saric; Chris Miami FL USAANM Clinton; LeeAACI BaltimoreAAST MDAACO USAAGP Clinton; Lee Baltimore MD US - A learning system includes at least one student workstation which holds a learning session for a student. The system generates and displays primary instructional material to the student in accordance with student profile data for the student. The system causes supplemental material or content to be generated and displayed to the student at the student workstation when a downtime interval is triggered. The system generates the supplemental material in accordance with the student profile data for the student. The disclosed system thus enables downtime to be more appropriately utilized by the student, in a manner that accommodates the learning preferences and skill gaps of the student and/or that rewards the student for showing proficiency at a skill.01-17-2013
20130017530METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR TESTING STUDENTSAANM Nguyen; ChrisAACI BaltimoreAAST MDAACO USAAGP Nguyen; Chris Baltimore MD USAANM Hoehn-Saric; ChrisAACI MiamiAAST FLAACO USAAGP Hoehn-Saric; Chris Miami FL USAANM Wenck; EricAACI BaltimoreAAST MDAACO USAAGP Wenck; Eric Baltimore MD USAANM Craig; JeffAACI AnnapolisAAST MDAACO USAAGP Craig; Jeff Annapolis MD USAANM Nyugen; ChrisAACI BaltimoreAAST MDAACO USAAGP Nyugen; Chris Baltimore MD USAANM Fontana; LynnAACI BaltimoreAAST MDAACO USAAGP Fontana; Lynn Baltimore MD USAANM Clinton; LeeAACI BaltimoreAAST MDAACO USAAGP Clinton; Lee Baltimore MD US - The learning system disclosed herein enables a performance assessment to be incorporated or integrated into instructional materials being administered to a student as part of the student's current learning prescription. As the student progresses through the instructional materials, the system collects and maintains data regarding the student's performance. When data indicate that the student is not meeting certain educational goals, the system adjusts or alters the student's learning prescription to accommodate the student's current needs.01-17-2013
20130017527METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR REWARDING A STUDENTAANM Nguyen; ChrisAACI BaltimoreAAST MDAACO USAAGP Nguyen; Chris Baltimore MD USAANM Hoehn-Saric; ChrisAACI MiamiAAST FLAACO USAAGP Hoehn-Saric; Chris Miami FL USAANM Wenck; EricAACI BaltimoreAAST MDAACO USAAGP Wenck; Eric Baltimore MD USAANM Craig; JeffAACI AnnapolisAAST MDAACO USAAGP Craig; Jeff Annapolis MD USAANM Clinton; LeeAACI BaltimoreAAST MDAACO USAAGP Clinton; Lee Baltimore MD US - Methods and apparatus for rewarding students with redeemable tokens during a lesson are disclosed. As the student works through the lesson, the system determines whether any designated performance events occur based on the student's performance. Based on any occurrences of performance events, the system may accumulate one or more tokens for the student. The system may provide a visual indication of any tracked occurences of performance events. For example, for each occurrence of a performance event, the system increments a progress meter by a designated amount. When progress meter reaches a designated level, the system accumulates a designated quantity of tokens for the student. The amount by which the progress meter increments for each occurrence of a performance event may be based on the type of performance event which occurs. Different types of performance events may have different values or contribute differently toward the accumulation of tokens.01-17-2013
20130017531TESTING SYSTEM AND METHOD USING AN IPSATIVE SCALEAANM Sung; Yao-TingAACI Taipei CityAACO TWAAGP Sung; Yao-Ting Taipei City TW - A testing system using an ipsative scale is applicable to a data processing device. The testing system includes a test question module for generating test questions comprising questions, a measuring scale and a plurality of labels, and a responding module for moving each of the labels to a corresponding position on the measuring scale in response and according to the question, and a recording module for recording information about the position of each label as a fall point, wherein the fall point information compares one or more test-takers for obtaining a correlation between the test questions of each label, thereby analyzing test results of one or more test-takers and reducing occurrence of faked test results.01-17-2013
20130130220PRINTED ARTICLE COMPRISING AN ELECTRONIC DEVICE - An article (05-23-2013
20130130221System and Method to Facilitate Creation of Educational Information - The computer-implemented system to facilitate creation of educational information employs a networked computer system that stores at least one resource in association with a first electronic file, storing metadata information about usage of the resource. A resource assembly tool implemented by a computer is programmed to access the networked computer system to display information to an instructor about at least one resource, including the metadata information. This aids the instructor in selecting resources for inclusion in educational information being created. The resource assembly tool is configured to assemble the educational information to include resources selected for inclusion being created for dissemination to learners via said networked computer system. The networked computer system is further configured to capture information about usage of the resource and to update the stored metadata information to reflect said captured information.05-23-2013
20130130219SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PROVIDING A DYNAMIC CONTINUAL IMPROVEMENT EDUCATIONAL ENVIRONMENT - Dynamic systems and methods for gathering/tracking data, automatically adapting to an individual's pace of learning, selectively determining the type of content provided to an individual, selectively providing an exposure frequency for the content, and/or enabling rapid design modifications within the educational environment. Educational content is dynamically designed and customizably presented to an individual learner. An analysis is performed on the data to optimize learning. Modifications are selectively or automatically made to the educational content. The process of designing, implementing, analyzing, and selectively modifying creates a cycle that optimizes the learning process and adapts to individual learners. Furthermore, the educational content is dynamically provided to the learner on an iterative basis according to the need of that learner in the learning process.05-23-2013
20130177895METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR DYNAMIC TRAINING - Methods and apparatus for dynamic training according to various aspects of the present invention may comprise administering training content according to a user in conjunction with a configuration option. The configuration option may be substantially optimized to increase a user's training participation and/or increase a user's retention of the training content.07-11-2013
20130143192METHOD FOR CALCULATING STUDENTS' TIME SPENT ANSWERING QUESTIONS IN AN ON-LINE HOMEWORK SYSTEM - A computer software product and method are provided that calculate students' time spent interacting with an online homework and grading system. A computer software product and method are also provided for real-time capture of students' interactions with an online homework and grading system to produce timely updates to statistics on time spent answering questions. A computer program product and method are further provided to allow statistical data to be presented from WebAssign's online homework system without significantly increasing the IO requirements of the application database server.06-06-2013
20120251993METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR PROMOTING HEALTH EDUCATION - Provided herein is a method and system for promoting health education. The system can comprise an integrated health education and support platform, such as personalized health education and information. The personalized health education system can comprise a custom tailored education video delivered to a subject conveniently; a self reminder system, such as a customized and personalized health maintenance reminder; a reward and patient medical education credit system, or any combination thereof.10-04-2012
20130137078EDUCATIONAL-SOCIAL NETWORK - Systems and methods for collecting information about a student's educational and social activities from a plurality of networked sources, storing the information, and providing access to the information are provided. A collection component receives information associated with a student, including at least educational activity information. A portfolio component then associates the information in a portfolio for the student, which is stored in a data store, and an access component provide access to the portfolio. An educational activity component provides educational activities to the student and a social activity component provides a public interface and social activities for students.05-30-2013
20130115586FEEDBACK METHODS AND SYSTEMS - The present invention relates to methods and system for providing threaded feedback, in the form of a two way conversation between a teacher and a student. In one method, conversation data about a topic inputted by a first authorized user is received and that conversation data is transmitted to a second authorized user for display. In another method, conversation data about a topic inputted by a first authorized user is received from a central server and additional conversation data about the topic inputted by a second authorized user is transmitted to the central server. Systems to carry out these methods are also disclosed. The first and second authorized users include a teacher and/or a student. The conversation data includes rich media, and wherein the topics of conversation or feedback include at least educational targets or attainment of educational targets.05-09-2013
20130101977METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR PROVIDING EDUCATION CONTENTS - A method and an apparatus of providing education contents are provided. The method includes transmitting education contents to a display device in response to an education contents request received from the display device, receiving, from a personal device, a personal request that is associated with the education contents and comprises an education contents identifier of the education contents, generating a personal response to the personal request received from the personal device and transmitting the generated personal response to the personal device.04-25-2013
20130101975System and Method for Targeting Specific Benefits with Cognitive Training - The disclosure is directed to methods for enhancing cognition in a participant by dynamically constructing a cognitive training regime to exercise desired benefits. Additionally, computer implemented methods for enhancing cognition in a participant by dynamically constructing a cognitive training regime to exercise desired benefits are also provided. The methods and systems disclosed include the use or implementation of computer comprising: a processor; and a memory coupled to the processor, the memory comprising computer-executable instructions that when executed by the processor perform operations including: dynamically constructing a cognitive training regime to exercise desired benefits.04-25-2013
20130101976Cognitive assessment and treatment platform utilizing a distributed tangible-graphical user interface device - A cognitive disorder diagnostic and treatment system that employs cognitive cubes, gameplay associated with the cognitive cubes, and a data gathering as statistical analysis base device that may be a computer, that communicates the gathered data to a web server host according to a unique ID associated with particular cognitive cubes and further associated with a particular player. Using the statistical data gathered using the gameplay, various cognitive disorders may be successfully diagnosed and treated with higher reliability.04-25-2013
20130130218Application for Remote Administration and Scoring of NIHSS on Mobile Devices - Systems and methods for remotely administering and scoring a scored diagnostic test on a mobile device including a graphical display. In accordance with the methods, a scoring component of the scored diagnostic test is provided to the graphical display of the mobile device. The scoring component instructs a remote healthcare professional to measure and document different aspects of the scored diagnostic test. Further, a video component of the scored diagnostic test is provided on the graphical display of the mobile device. The video component allows the remote healthcare professional to view a patient while remotely administering the scored diagnostic test.05-23-2013
20130203038SYSTEM, METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MANAGING EDUCATION AND TRAINING WORKFLOWS - A method of managing an interaction of a student with a class about a subject, the subject having at least one lesson having at least one topic, the topic having at least one of exposition content, demonstration content and test content, the test content having a query and a scheme for mapping a response to a result, comprising: presenting content to the student and storing the interaction of the student with the content presented.08-08-2013
20130203039LOCATION-BASED INFORMATION FOR EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT - An apparatus for management of information for use in mitigating an emergency includes a data storage element configured to store registrant information obtained from members of a population residing in a particular geographic area and a set of survey questions, and a data storage system, the data storage system being programmed to implement a survey editor for enabling an emergency management official to create a survey for soliciting information from the members for inclusion in the registrant information, the survey editor providing, to the emergency management official, an interface for selecting a subset of questions from the set of questions, the subset of questions being selected from the set of questions based at least in part on the particular geographic area, and a survey portal for receiving, from the member, a response to the survey for integration into the reference data.08-08-2013
20130149688SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DERIVING QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS AND SUMMARIZING TEXTUAL INFORMATION - A system and computer-implemented method that includes analyzing content of textual information, automatically deriving a plurality of questions from the analyzed content, presenting the plurality of questions derived, to a user via a user interface, determining, via the user, a validity of the plurality of questions, and generating at least one valid question as determined by a user along with a corresponding answer to the at least one valid question. The method further includes generating a summary of the textual information using the answers generated.06-13-2013
20130149689POP UP EDUCATIONAL CONTENT AND/OR DICTIONARY ENTRY FOR IMAGES AND COMPLEMENTING TRIVIA - A convenient process that helps a user to understand more about images (06-13-2013
20110275050ELECTRONIC FLASHCARDS - A method, computer-readable medium and system for implementing electronic flashcards are disclosed. Data operable to display a first set of information in a first region of a graphical user interface is generated, wherein the data is further operable to cause a display of the first set of information while a second set of information is not displayed, and wherein the first and second sets of information are associated with a first electronic flashcard. Data operable to display the second set of information in a second region of the graphical user interface is generated, wherein the data is further operable to cause a display of the second set of information responsive to a request to display the second set of information. Data operable to display a second electronic flashcard in a third region of the graphical user interface is generated.11-10-2011
20110275049System and method for pre-selection in computer adaptive tests - A system and method for administering tests at a computer terminal in communication with a remote location is provided. The method includes: establishing an initial threshold amount of questions, the initial threshold amount being a positive integer greater than one; sending to the computer terminal a first batch of questions that exceeds the threshold amount, the batch of questions having a substantially equal difficulty level; receiving an answer to one of the batch of questions; selecting, based on the answer to the one of the number of questions, a new question having a difficultly level different than the one of the number of questions; and sending the new question to the computer terminal.11-10-2011
20110275048Educational system and method for testing memorization - The educational system for testing memorization provides a computerized classroom system for testing a student's memorization of a text to be recited, for example, the text of the Qur'an. A set of digital data representing a text of a written work to be memorized by a student, such as the text of the Qur'an, is recorded in a database. Upon selection of a text portion to be tested, the portion is divided into individual words, and the user recites the portion, with the audio input being received and recorded by the system. The audio input from the user is converted into textual data, which is compared with a corresponding word of the portion stored in the database. If the spoken word matches the corresponding word portion stored in the database, the word is instantly displayed on a computer display, and the user may then speak the next word.11-10-2011
20100291529TECHNIQUES FOR COMPETITIVE EDUCATION - Techniques for competitive education are provided. Proficiency-based tasks are administered to participants. Performance on the tasks results in rewards. The rewards are usable as game attributes by the participants in network-based games to affect game play. The network-based games are played as competitions or collaborations among virtual communities.11-18-2010
20100291528METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR IMPROVING THE QUALITY OF TEACHING THROUGH ANALYSIS USING A VIRTUAL TEACHING DEVICE - A learning support method and system for a classroom includes a monitoring device configured to capture real-time participant events and stimuli in a learning environment. The participant events include classroom and collaboration-oriented input. A database is configured to store and organize a-priori skills of a typical student and a-priori knowledge a participating student. A set of cognitive model profiles are stored in system memory representing typical student behaviors and participant student behaviors with access to the captured participant events, the stimuli and the a-priori knowledge and skills. An interaction manager is configured to be responsive to the participant events and stimuli to perform interactive tasks during a class session. The interactive tasks may include posing a question, supplementing a lecture, tracking progress and rating teacher performance.11-18-2010
20100316987EDUCATIONAL SERVICES AND CONTRACTS - Described is a technology in which an educational service provides contracts (an interface set) for calling functions that allow management of educational-related data. The interface set may be divided as interfaces to various services; roles associated with users of the educational service determine which interfaces/functions each user can call. The interfaces may include interfaces for calling course-related functions (e.g., of a course service), profile-related functions (e.g., of a profile service), membership-related functions (e.g., of a membership service) and task-related functions (e.g., of a task service). Other interfaces may include interfaces for calling plan-related functions, group-related functions, content-related functions, notification-related functions, provisioning-related functions, institution-related functions, department-related functions, utilities-related functions, standards-related functions, degree program-related functions, contextual communication-related functions and/or scoring related functions.12-16-2010
20100316986RUBRIC-BASED ASSESSMENT WITH PERSONALIZED LEARNING RECOMMENDATIONS - A rubric-based assessment and personalized learning recommendation system and method to aid an educator in teaching an entity in an efficient manner. Embodiments of the system and method include a computational representation of a rubric that is composed of composable rubric constructs. Each composable rubric construct corresponds to a particular sub-area of a skill being learned. Embodiments of the system and method also allow the educator to select a level of granularity of the rubric. This allows grouping together of entities that are having similar problems learning the skill and are performing similarly in certain areas. Embodiments of the system and method can suggest available learning resources for a single or groups of entities struggling in the same or similar areas based on their assessment results. The idea is for the entity to use these learning resources to improve its performance and competency in a given subject area.12-16-2010
20130189667METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR INTERACTIVE, COMPUTER-BASED, AUTOMATICALLY ADAPTABLE LEARNING - A method and apparatus interactive, computer-based, automatically adaptable education. The apparatus includes a screen visible to one or more students in a classroom and capable of accessing a network; a central computer capable of accessing the network and capable of transmitting a lesson over the network; and at least one educational module capable of accessing the network, the at least one educational module being assigned to a student, the at least one educational module being capable of receiving from the assigned student and transmitting to the central computer a response by the assigned student to the lesson, the central computer being capable of receiving the response, the central computer being further capable, based on the response, of interactively and automatically selecting and transmitting over the network for viewing on the screen, a new lesson.07-25-2013
20120288845ASSESSMENT FOR EFFICIENT LEARNING AND TOP PERFORMANCE IN COMPETITIVE EXAMS - SYSTEM, METHOD, USER INTERFACE AND A COMPUTER APPLICATION - The invention comprises a computer assisted answer recording method for e-learning, or e-assessment comprising: (a) recording an answer choice by the user of the said method for an objective type question by an answer selection submitting input action or by a marking action made on an said answer choices' answer choice input receiving element, the said action being integrated concurrently with the same action with quantified parameters of the said users' means of arriving at an answer choice and reasons, feelings, thoughts & needs recorded simultaneously by the said user as and when they have arisen in the mind of the said user while solving the said question & choosing the said answer choice, and (b) feeding the said integrated input to a computer programme that would analyse the results and transform them into statistical indices of performance parameters in a quantified way in reference to the said question and said test information and display the said statistical indices to the user.11-15-2012
20120021399METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR DEVELOPING AND ADMINISTERING SUBJECT-APPROPRIATE IMPLICIY-ASSOCIATION TESTS - The current application is directed to developing and administering subject-appropriate ITAs. The various to developing and administering subject-appropriate ITAs evaluate many aspects of ITA content, content presentation, and administration with regard to particular categories of test subjects in order to develop subject-appropriate ITAs (“SAITAs”) and to administer SAITAs appropriately to the categories of test subjects for which the tests are developed. Aspects of SAITA presentation and administration that are evaluated include input devices, presentation formats, presentation language, presentation media, colors used in presentation of tutorials and stimuli, words, pictures, and symbols used in a presentation of tutorials and stimuli, the pace and length of various portions of SAITAs, human vs. computer administration of SAITAs, presentation of feedback to test subjects during SAITAs, ITAs and many other aspects of ITA content, content presentation, and administration. SAITAs employ systematic methods for both development and administration of SAITAs.01-26-2012
20120028232METHOD FOR A VIEWER INTERACTIVE VOTING COMPETITION - A method for a viewer interactive voting competition is disclosed. Prospective contestants will submit auditions, which are commented and voted on prior to the competition. The performers with the most votes will become contestants, which must complete tasks dictated by the viewers and survive several rounds of competition. After each round of competition, viewers again vote to determine who will move onto the next round until a finalist is determined. Each voter can use a telephone, internet, email, or SMS to vote, and has a chance to win a prize with each submission.02-02-2012
20120295243SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR IMPROVING MEDIA FILE ACCESS OVER AN EDUCATIONAL TESTING NETWORK - Systems and methods are disclosed for serving fresh media content while minimizing Internet traffic by periodically checking content freshness between a local server and a remote server; if a stale content exists on the local server, replacing the stale content with a fresh content from the remote server; and serving the fresh content from the local server.11-22-2012
20130095466METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR CONDUCTING ONE OR MORE SURVEYS - A method and a system for conducting one or more surveys for a plurality of participants is disclosed. Each survey includes one or more of a plurality of options and one or more issues. The method and system includes presenting one or more of the plurality of options and the one or more issues associated with each survey to the participants. Each participant then ranks one or more of the options and the issues to create one or more influent functions for each survey. Thereafter, one or more influent functions associated with a participant is aggregated across all participants to create a collective influent function for each survey. The collective influent function for each survey is based on one or more of a satisfaction score and a dissonance score. The possible potential outcomes associated with each survey are then ranked based on the collective influent function.04-18-2013
20130095465COURSE SKELETON FOR ADAPTIVE LEARNING - A method and apparatus for utilizing a course skeleton for adaptive learning is provided. Based on student profile information and course goal information, a query is generated to dynamically determine which learning items should be presented to the student. The query, which is based on a particular learning goal, may differ from student to student, and therefore different students may be presented with different learning items to achieve the same learning goal. In addition, as new learning items is added to the learning item repository, the learning items returned by the query for a particular learning goal may change, even if the query used for the goal does not.04-18-2013
20120088222System for Measuring Speed and Magnitude of Responses and Methods Thereof - A system and methods for providing input devices or sensors to record users' responses or answers to questions and the conviction of those answers by measuring and tracking various metrics, including the speed, direction and magnitude or power of a response to the question, and calculating the score thereof.04-12-2012
20120094266Method for Manipulating Data in the Assessment of an Answer Portfolio - A method for manipulating data in the assessment of an answer portfolio, the method comprising the steps of routing a multiplicity of answer portfolios (04-19-2012
20120094265STUDENT PERFORMANCE MONITORING SYSTEM AND METHOD - Disclosed is a student performance monitoring system and method. In certain embodiments, a software program can be stored on a computer readable medium, executed by a computer and interacted with by a user, such as a teacher. The device, system and method include selecting students, scoring them and recording their effort in categories relevant to student learning. The student scores can also be used to generate reports and select students for recognition awards. In one example, a handheld computing device, such as a smart phone can be conveniently utilized. However, other computing devices may also be used instead of or in addition to those described herein. Other embodiments include a method and a system for monitoring student performance. The system and method can also be accessed by teachers, students and parents through an internet portal. The program can be configured as a web application.04-19-2012
20130209984METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR ASSISTING IN TERMINAL LIFE DECISIONS - Methods and systems for assisting in terminal life decisions. The methods and systems include a guide completed by a user which will instruct selected people to make decisions on behalf of the user.08-15-2013

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