Researchers Submit Patent Application, "Device of Structuring Learning Contents, Learning-Content Selection Support System and Support Method Using the Device", for Approval
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News editors obtained the following quote from the background information supplied by the inventors: "The present invention relates to a device of structuring learning contents suitable for supporting selection of the learning content when a teacher and the like make an education plan, a learning-content selection support system and a support method using the device.
"In recent years, the development of a digital textbook is proceeding on the assumption that electronic devices such as a large-sized display, a tablet terminal and a digital pen are used for lessons at elementary and junior high schools. The digital textbook is utilized for lessons in a manner in which not only a teacher but also each pupil (student) holds each information terminal respectively, and these information terminals are mutually connected to an electronic blackboard through a network. It is expected that pupils maintain their interest by using the digital textbook.
"On the other hand, a lesson support system which facilitates the use of the digital textbook by teachers and the like is also being developed.
"A lesson support system is disclosed in JP-A-2011-48042 (Patent Document 1), in which a lesson support server is controlled by clicking, with a digital pen, an icon for controlling the lesson support server printed on a dedicated form for the digital pen. In JP-A-2011-154443 (Patent Document 2), there is disclosed an information processing system in which text preparation is supported by integrally performing management and mutual utilization of written data inputted by a digital pen and data inputted by a PC.
"Additionally, in JP-A-2012-14267 (Patent Document 3), there is disclosed an information analysis device capable of easily capturing how Internet is used in members of an organization based on search keywords used in the organization. In Patent Document 3, there is also disclosed a technology in which an operation log of each user terminal device is generated in a Web server and managed in a log management server to analyze a browsing history of Web sites by the information analysis device."
As a supplement to the background information on this patent application, VerticalNews correspondents also obtained the inventors' summary information for this patent application: "The move of introducing the digital textbook is being globalized, and infrastructure improvement such as maintenance/operation of networks and devices is proceeding. In order to spread the lesson using such digital textbook, it is necessary to enhancing quality of intangibles for supporting teachers such as effective teaching materials and teaching methods.
"For example, when a teacher makes a plan for the lesson using the digital textbook such as the electronic blackboard, he/she can refer to information of past experience about a learning content desired to be used if such information exists. Even when the same learning content is used, learning effects may be different according to the difference of environment in a place of education which is, for example, members of a class. Accordingly, it is desirable that the learning content whereby high learning effects can be expected is easily extracted with respect to a specific plan for the lesson of the teacher himself/herself with a small burden.
"However, there is no disclosure relating to the above demands or solutions thereof in Patent Documents 1, 2 and 3.
"It is desirable to provide a device of structuring learning contents, a learning-content selection support system and a support method using the device capable of easily selecting the learning content suitable for a lesson plan of a teacher himself/herself and whereby high leaning effects can be expected.
"A typical embodiment of the present invention is as follows. A device of structuring learning contents includes an electronic blackboard displaying a learning content, a lesson state data acquisition unit acquiring data of a state of a lesson given by displaying the learning content using the electronic blackboard and a server connected to the electronic blackboard, the lesson state data acquisition unit and a database through a network, in which the server has a lesson state data analysis unit extracting a feature amount of the lesson from the lesson state data, a type classification unit analyzing the feature amount of the lesson and classifying the lesson as a lesson type and an attitude type, a content evaluation unit evaluating the learning content from the feature amount of the lesson, and a content-tag data generation unit giving a content tag including content tag data based on the analysis/evaluation result to the learning content to structure the learning contents.
"According to the embodiment of the present invention, the device of structuring learning contents supporting the selection of the learning contents based on data of actual use states of learning contents can be provided. Additionally, a system and a method supporting the selection of learning contents whereby high leaning effects can be expected by applying the device.
BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS
"FIG. 1 is a block diagram showing a configuration of a system structuring learning contents on the assumption that the system is used in a lesson given by a teacher at school according to a first embodiment of the present invention;
"FIG. 2 is a diagram showing an example of a program/data structure stored in a database in the first embodiment;
"FIG. 3 is a chart showing a structure example of lesson contents;
"FIG. 4 is a flowchart showing an example of the flow of generating a content tag in the first embodiment;
"FIG. 5 is a view showing an example of presentation of lesson contents during the lesson, states of the teacher and students, feature amount abstraction, type classification and evaluation corresponding to the presentation;
"FIG. 6 is a chart showing an example of a data structure of input by teacher/students during presentation of the contents;
"FIG. 7 is a view showing school/year/grade/class/student information;
"FIG. 8 is a view showing an example of lesson content tag data;
"FIG. 9 is a view showing an example of an evaluated lesson content information table;
"FIG. 10 is a flowchart showing an example of the flow of selecting the evaluated lesson contents;
"FIG. 11 is a view showing an example of a screen used when performing user registration by a teacher GUI;
"FIG. 12 is a view showing an example of a screen used when performing student registration by the teacher GUI;
"FIG. 13 is a view showing an example of a screen used when performing student registration by the teacher GUI;
"FIG. 14 is a view showing an example of a condition setting screen by the teacher GUI; and
"FIG. 15 is a view showing an example of a time setting screen by the teacher GUI."
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