The goal of the Exploratories project is to begin the groundwork for a
next-generation approach to Web-based educational software. In our long-term
vision, the next-generation of learning technologies, manifested as full
courses and digital libraries of richly interactive educational software
components ("learning objects") and curriculum units, will transform
traditional teaching as well as powerful Web-based offerings. Just as film
began by mimicking theater, today's Web-based courses imitate our traditional
course models. In our vision, a vocabulary for this new medium, developed
through parallel, mutually stimulating development of medium and content, will
underlie the realization of this new genre's full impact. Learn more about the Exploratories project, its philosophy and goals in this section.
Designing interactive content for a university-level course can be very
difficult and time-consuming; even maintaining a course website can be a chore.
Leverage our free software to make your life easier. Integrate our Java applets
into your lectures or build your own using our collection of components.
Browse our publications for a more in-depth exploration of our work and
research. The repository currently includes books, papers, presentations,
kiosks, and CD-ROMs and is indexed by year of publication, first author name,
and title. As other media are used they will be included as well.
Find out who has helped make the Exploratories project successful
by sponsoring the research and development efforts that have produced
the materials found on this website. The project is not creating
new exploratories at this time. Sponsors listed are for previous