The Monterey Institute for Technology and Education (MITE) has announced the launch of HippoCampus <www.hippocampus.org>, a free interactive homework help Web site that provides comprehensive high school, Advanced Placement, and college general education course content suitable for advanced learners, credit recovery, home schooling, and general student use.
The trial version of HippoCampus has already been serving thousands of students, who use the site to access multimedia courses in algebra, physics, biology, calculus, U.S. history, civics, environmental science, and other general education subjects.
The new site gives instructors tools for customization, similar to MyYahoo or MyGoogle. Instructors can point their students to a HippoCampus link that features only the course materials selected by the instructor, and can post messages and bookmark pages of particular interest to their students.
HippoCampus, supported by The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, is an Open Education Resource (OER), part of a worldwide collaborative effort of academic institutions and educators to make quality education available for everyone.
Source: The Monterey Institute for Technology and Education (MITE), www.montereyinstitute.org.