INTERACTIVE LEARNING SYSTEM
 Inventor: Leonard J. Rosen, 199 Babcock St., Brookline, Mass. 02146
 Appl. No.: 529,986
 Filed: Sep. 19, 1995
 Int. CI.6 G09B 5/00; G09B 7/00
 U.S. CI 434/307 R; 434/323
 Field of Search 434/307 R, 118,
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[ii] Patent Number: 5,772,446  Date of Patent: Jun. 30, 1998
Primary Examiner—Richard J. Apley
Assistant Examiner—-John Edmund Rovnak
Attorney, Agent, or Firm—Lappin & Kusmer LLP
An interactive learning system is disclosed that includes a note-making lacility, a mentor lacility, and an editor lacility as its major subsystems. The note-making lacility allows the user to create notes while scanning through an electronic text file that is accessible from a suitable memory space. The mentor lacility provides content-specific information in response to the selection ol certain passages or quotations from the text file by the user. The editor lacility provides generalized learning strategies and recommendations usefrxl in the analysis ol text and the preparation ol a written report. The information provided by the editor lacility is generalized, and hence is not specific to the current text file; in contrast, the mentor lacility is content-specific, and furnishes the user with information that is specifically related to the text under review.
6 Claims, 12 Drawing Sheets