US Patent No: 6,336,813

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Computer-assisted education using video conferencing

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The invention concerns computer-assisted education, in which a school curriculum is stored in computer repositories. A learning profile is maintained for every student, which indicates the student's capabilities, preferred learning style, and progress. Based on the profile, an Intelligent Administrator (IA) selects appropriate material for presentation to the student during each learning session. The IA then assesses whether the student has mastered the material. If not, the material is presented in a different way. If repeated different presentations fail to instill mastery, the IA establishes a video conference between the student and a professor.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
NCR CORPORATIONDAYTON, OH2765

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Siefert, David M Englewood, OH 23 1222

Cited Art Landscape

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NCR CORPORATION (5)
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AVAYA INC. (1)
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BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA (1)
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MATSUSHITA ELECTRIC INDUSTRIAL CO., LTD. (1)
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UNITED TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION (1)
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SAP AG (17)
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Mind Research Institute (1)
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NCR CORPORATION (1)
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NORTHROP GRUMMAN SYSTEMS CORPORATION (1)
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S&P Aktiengesellschaft (1)
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Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (2)
6,808,392 System and method of developing a curriculum for stimulating cognitive processing 7 2002
8,620,831 Student-centered, cross-institutional curriculum management system apparatus and method 0 2003