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Training Mode for Interactive Terminals

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000085404D
Original Publication Date: 1976-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-02
Document File: 1 page(s) / 12K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Spencer, TD: AUTHOR

Abstract

The training mode for an interactive terminal provides internal logic that can interpret information residing on a specially encoded storage medium. By utilization of the stored information, the training mode can cause display of course material on the terminal for training a student and evaluating the student's responses to questions contained in the presented material. Capability is provided to selectively display new material depending on the student's current, accumulative, and/or specially calculated scores, so that the course material can be customized for individual students with different learning rates and/or past experience.

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Training Mode for Interactive Terminals

The training mode for an interactive terminal provides internal logic that can interpret information residing on a specially encoded storage medium. By utilization of the stored information, the training mode can cause display of course material on the terminal for training a student and evaluating the student's responses to questions contained in the presented material. Capability is provided to selectively display new material depending on the student's current, accumulative, and/or specially calculated scores, so that the course material can be customized for individual students with different learning rates and/or past experience.

Upon insertion of the training storage medium, guiding information can immediately be displayed to the student to minimize the amount of pretraining required to begin the course. Students are unable to alter material on the training storage medium. Several students may use the same training storage medium, with each student's individuality preserved and secure, because partitioned areas are provided on the medium for storage of information relative to individual students.

The student may temporarily interrupt a training session and resume later, automatically restarting at the point of recess. A portion of the course may be structured to present information only, with no student entry allowed. Alternatively, the portion may require student exercise, or student exercise after the presentation o...