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A Method for Lesson Selection for Students

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000233270D
Publication Date: 2013-Dec-05
Document File: 3 page(s) / 36K

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Eric Bax: INVENTOR

Abstract

A method and system is disclosed for selecting lessons for a student wherein the selection of lessons for the student is based on pricing of the lessons and expected increase in performance of the student from the lesson. The student is allowed to specify goals in terms of overall learning, learning per time spent and learning per money spent. The method and system includes combining lessons from multiple lesson providers to form courses and allocating payment among lesson providers based on progress of the student.

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A Method for Lesson Selection for Students

Abstract

A method and system is disclosed for selecting lessons for a student wherein the selection of lessons for the student is based on pricing of the lessons and expected increase in performance of the student from the lesson.  The student is allowed to specify goals in terms of overall learning, learning per time spent and learning per money spent.  The method and system includes combining lessons from multiple lesson providers to form courses and allocating payment among lesson providers based on progress of the student.

Description

Disclosed is a method and system for selecting lessons for a student wherein the selection of lessons for the student is based on pricing of the lessons and expected increase in performance of the student from the lesson.  The student is allowed to specify goals in terms of overall learning, learning per time spent and learning per money spent.  The method and system includes combining lessons from multiple lesson providers to form courses and allocating payment among lesson providers based on progress of the student.

In accordance with the method and system, a marketplace for education is created.  The marketplace provides an education exchange platform between students and lesson providers.  The lesson providers submit lessons and students submit learning goals.  The goals may be expressed as a combination of one or more of, but not limited to, skills or knowledge to be obtained, value of the student's time and value of money to the student.  For example, if a student wishes to learn basics about heat transfer, then the student may be asked topic specific questions to understand and determine the goal correctly. The questions may include queries regarding present knowledge of the student.  Alternately, progress of the student on various topics may be monitored.  A list of topics is presented to the student with information to guide the selection, such as explanations of what questions the student will be able to answer or what the student will be able to do after successfully completing training on each topic.  The goal of the student is transformed to a computable metric, such as “Improve the student's score on a standard test about heat transfer by at least ten percent for each ten minutes that is spent on learning, and do so at the minimum cost in money.”  

In an alternate embodiment, the student may be represented by someone else for purposes of goal-setting, selection of lessons, and payments.  For example, parents or teachers may be representatives for young students, and corporations may be representatives for their employees.

The student's baseline skills or knowledge on the topic of interest is measured.  For example, a pre-test on the topic may be administered to the student.  The results of the pre-test may be used to select a lesson for the student and to evaluate the student's progress by comparing the baseline to the student's perf...