Data processing device having memory selectively interfacing with computer
Electronic classroom system enabling interactive self-paced learning
System for evaluation and rewarding of responses and predictions
System and method for generating and redeeming tokens
Computer assisted learning support system and processing method therefor
Interactive, cross-referenced knowledge system
Apparatus and method for electronic device for information services
System and method for playing games and rewarding successful players
Network sales system
Agent based instruction system and method
ApplicationNo. 826550 filed on 04/04/1997
US Classes:705/14, Distribution or redemption of coupon, or incentive or promotion program434/322, QUESTION OR PROBLEM ELICITING RESPONSE434/350, Response of plural examinees communicated to monitor or recorder by electrical signals463/40, With communication link (e.g., television broadcast, etc.)705/7Operations research
ExaminersPrimary: MacDonald, Allen R.
Assistant: Irshadullah, M.
International ClassG09B 005/00
AbstractThe computer apparatus and methods of the preferred embodiment uses computer technology in a unique way to motivate children to devote more time to educational and cultural enrichment. In the preferred embodiment, educational material is provided at a child's local computer under control of a central computer system connected to it over a computer network. On completing a particular educational task, the child is rewarded with a certain number of points. Points that the child accumulates are stored centrally, and at least some of the points can be redeemed towards the purchase of goods and services offered through the system of the preferred embodiment by its commercial participants. The purchasing transactions are also administered by the central computer. Parents, preferably, use the system to support their children's purchasing activity financially and to select content available for presentation to the child. In other embodiments, the disclosed apparatus and methods can be used for purposes unrelated to education of children, and distribution of functionality between the central and local computers may be different, including wholly local implementations.
Field of SearchOperations research
Distribution or redemption of coupon, or incentive or promotion program
Response of plural examinees communicated to monitor or recorder by electrical signals
QUESTION OR PROBLEM ELICITING RESPONSE
COMMUNICATION OVER FREE SPACE
Having pressure or position sensitive surface (e.g., touch-screen, light pen)
DATABASE SCHEMA OR DATA STRUCTURE
With communication link (e.g., television broadcast, etc.)