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Comprehension Flags and Teaching Trails used in conjunction for Distance Learning or Wizards

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000013056D
Original Publication Date: 2001-Dec-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Jun-12
Document File: 1 page(s) / 51K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

Distance learning is an application being used by Universities in a variety of ways, including internet based, satellite based, and video taped classes. Current methods of teaching long distance do not permit students or teachers an easy mechanism to describe their comprehension of the subject matter. Teachers/Professors are subject to waiting until the tests return the comprehension of the topic for the distance students. This invention describes an immediate method of comprehension which will be indicated to the teacher, 'he' could choose alternate teaching trails for an online 'live' class to get immediate response from all his students by utilizing comprehension flags. These indicators are present on every foil or presentation page that is presented to the distance students while they are taking the live online class. (Remember that 'live' here can mean either actually live, where the monitor or Professor is resident at the PC to respond to questions from his student population, or 'live' meaning whenever the server is running the presentation to the distance student.) As each student reads, possibly hears(audio would be nice), possibly video, probably animation,

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  Comprehension Flags and Teaching Trails used in conjunction for Distance Learning or Wizards

    Distance learning is an application being used by Universities in a variety of ways, including internet based, satellite based, and video taped classes. Current methods of teaching long distance do not permit students or teachers an easy mechanism to describe their comprehension of the subject matter. Teachers/Professors are subject to waiting until the tests return the comprehension of the topic for the distance students.

This invention describes an immediate method of comprehension which will be indicated to the teacher, 'he' could choose alternate teaching trails for an online 'live' class to get immediate response from all his students by utilizing comprehension flags.

These indicators are present on every foil or presentation page that is presented to the distance

students while they are taking the live online class. (Remember that 'live' here can mean either actually live, where the monitor or Professor is resident at the PC to respond to questions from his student population, or 'live' meaning whenever the server is running the presentation to the distance student.) As each student reads, possibly hears(audio would be nice), possibly video, probably animation,

he/she will indicate the comprehension of each foil, or presentation page that is in front of him, by clicking(mouse clicking) on one of several flags or buttons to indicate his level of compreshension. Possibly a number from one to ten of level of understanding. The teacher or monitor can be speaking for those people that can get audio, and can also enter

pre-typed sentences to send to the student population that is monitoring a live chat room. When the population indicates an average or better level of understanding for the presentation page,

the teacher continues to the next slide in his 'teach...