Coursera has patented a technique to estimate learner skill over time, even with large data sets. The system uses a rating algorithm to assign skill ratings based on assessment scores, allowing for adaptive learning experiences. This innovation enhances personalized recommendations and diagnostic tests in online learning platforms. GlobalData’s report on Coursera gives a 360-degree view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

According to GlobalData’s company profile on Coursera, AI for workflow management was a key innovation area identified from patents. Coursera's grant share as of January 2024 was 44%. Grant share is based on the ratio of number of grants to total number of patents.

Estimating learner skill and providing adaptive learning experiences

Source: United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Credit: Coursera Inc

A recently granted patent (Publication Number: US11887506B2) outlines a computer program product designed to enhance the assessment and learning experience for a plurality of learners. The product, stored on a non-transitory computer-readable storage medium, includes instructions for storing assessment ratings, administering assessments via an online platform, and executing a rating algorithm to assign learner skill ratings based on assessment scores. The algorithm ensures convergence of assessment ratings on a standard scale and corrects learner skill ratings over time, providing an adaptive learning experience. Additionally, the product incorporates uncertainty assignment and is based on the Glicko rating algorithm, defining matches between learners and assessments as single administrations.

Furthermore, the patent describes a method and system that align with the computer program product's functionalities. The method involves storing assessment ratings, administering assessments, executing the rating algorithm, and providing an adaptive learning experience for learners. It includes steps for uncertainty assignment, correction of learner skill ratings, and extracting questions for diagnostic assessments based on converged assessment ratings. The system, comprising memory and processors, executes the instructions to carry out the assessment and learning processes, ensuring accurate skill rating assignments and personalized learning experiences for learners. Overall, the patent aims to revolutionize the assessment and learning landscape by providing a comprehensive and adaptive approach to skill evaluation and development.

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