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Patent Number: 4785472
Title: Remote teaching system
Inventors: Arthur Shapiro
Abstract: A remote teaching system 2 includes a teacher station 4 and a plurality of student stations 6 which may be located at sites remote from one another. Each station 4, 6 includes a speaker telephone 122, 122' or other voice telephone set which is connectable to a telephone system 124 for voice communication among the various stations. Each station 4, 6 includes a video display monitor 14, 14' such as a television set and a video media player 16, 16' such as a video-tape cassette player connected to the video display monitor 14, 14'. Each student station 6 also includes a video-media-player controller 8', 22' which is connected to the video media player 16' of the student station 6 for controlling the playing of the player. The teacher station 4 includes a video-media-player master controller 8, 22 connected to the video media player 16 of the teacher station 4 for controlling the playing of the player. The video-media-player master controller 8, 22 of the teacher station 4 and the video-media-player controller 8', 22' of the student stations are connectable to the telephone system 124 for transmitting and receiving telephonic control signals over the telephone system, so that the playing of the video media player 16 of the teacher station 4 and the video media players 16' of the student stations 6 can be synchronized.
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