Abstract: An interactive computer system for teaching laboratory-based sciences. According to one embodiment, the system includes a data acquisition module, an internet-based coursework database, and internet-based interactive software tools. Using the interactive software tools, an instructor can select academic course materials and related laboratory experiments from the coursework database. The instructor can create an Internet web page, which provides students with an interactive visual interface with the selected course materials and laboratories, along with various analysis tools. The data acquisition module is located at the site of an experimentation laboratory, and interfaces with laboratory equipment to capture data from selected experiments. Experimental data is transmitted in real-time to an internet-based storage location.
April 15, 1999
Date of Patent:
July 17, 2001
CB Sciences, Inc.
Philip J. Stephens, Christopher J. Dufort, Clifford C. Bredenberg, Ashish More, William P. Mitchell