US 9,349,298 B2
System and method for on-line interactive learning and feedback
Karl Shumpei Okamoto, Wyndmoor, PA (US); Emily Christian Foote, Philadelphia, PA (US); and Yuhan Paul Tzen, Philadelphia, PA (US)
Assigned to ApprenNet, Inc., Wyndmoor, PA (US)
Filed by ApprenNet, Inc., Wyndmoor, PA (US)
Filed on Jul. 26, 2013, as Appl. No. 13/951,691.
Claims priority of provisional application 61/691,850, filed on Aug. 22, 2012.
Prior Publication US 2014/0057238 A1, Feb. 27, 2014
Int. Cl. G09B 3/00 (2006.01); G09B 5/06 (2006.01); G06Q 50/20 (2012.01); G09B 7/00 (2006.01); G06F 17/30 (2006.01); G09B 7/02 (2006.01); H04N 1/00 (2006.01); G09B 5/00 (2006.01)
CPC G09B 5/06 (2013.01) [G06F 17/3053 (2013.01); G06Q 50/20 (2013.01); G06F 17/3064 (2013.01); G06F 17/3089 (2013.01); G09B 5/00 (2013.01); G09B 7/00 (2013.01); G09B 7/02 (2013.01); H04N 1/00132 (2013.01)] 33 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. An electronic network-based method for enhancing the experience of a student user, through an interactive peer-to-peer learning and feedback exercise, by presenting an assignment to a plurality of peer student users, via the network, and for providing feedback to the student user's responses to the assignment, via the network, such that each student user receives peer student users' responses for feedback by such peer student users, such other student users defining a network-based community of peer student users with respect to the student user's response being evaluated, and such that an expert user receives student user responses for feedback by the expert, wherein the presentation of the assignment to the student users and the feedback from the peer student users and the expert user is conducted via internet enabled devices in communication with a server on the network employed by an author, the student user, peer student users, and the expert user, the server causing (a) a first user interface to be presented on the peer student users' internet enabled device for allowing the student user to watch and respond to the assignment and for peer student users to provide feedback, and (b) a second interface to be presented on the expert's internet enabled device for allowing the expert to provide feedback and/or generate a model response, the method comprising:
(i) receiving, at the server, from the student user, a user-generated search request for a first media file comprising at least one of an assignment, a challenge or instructional materials relating to the exercise;
(ii) performing, at the server, a search in response to the user-generated search request for the first media file, and presenting the first media file to the student user such that the student user is able to interact with the first media file via the first user interface;
(iii) receiving, at the server, from the student user, a second media file created in response to the student user interacting with the first media file, and cataloguing and depositing the second media file in a database, the database comprising plural second media files created by the student user and a plurality of peer student users who participated in the exercise;
(iv) selecting, at the server, ones of the second media files stored in the database created by at least two of the peer student users who participated in the exercise;
(v) presenting to the student user, at least a portion of the selected peer student users' second media files via the first user interface;
(vi) providing, at the server, an opportunity for the student user to provide feedback to the selected peer student users' second media files via the first user interface;
(vii) at the server, receiving the student users' feedback of the selected peer student users' second media files, aggregating feedback from the student user and peer student users participating in the exercise, and generating information indicative of a report that lists the second media files associated with the exercise;
(viii) processing the aggregated feedback, employing an algorithm based at least in part on the student user and peer student users' feedback, to generate and display a ranking of the second media files;
(ix) providing, at the server, an opportunity for the expert user to view the student users' second media files, to provide feedback, and to generate a model second media file via the second interface; and
(x) providing, at the server, an opportunity for the student user and peer student users to view the expert's model response, the top-ranked second media files, and accompanying feedback.