The Center for Innovative Learning Technologies Knowledge Network (CILTKN) was founded and run by Dr. Christopher Hoadley at SRI International from 1998-2002. From 2002-2004, was run by SRI and directed by Melissa Koch, project manager for CILT. SRI decided to close the CILTKN at the end of the CILT funding and is urging prior members to join the LESTER site at Rice University.

Click here to visit LESTER.

Click here to visit the CILT archival website

Update: CILTKN email forwarding, which had been supported voluntarily by Penn State University's dolcelab, will be disabled for all former CILTKN members who had an email address on AOL as of August 29, 2006. All other former CILTKN members' email forwarding should continue to work on whatever address was last on file with CILTKN.

March 29, 2004

Dear CILTKN member,

Thank you for your contributions to and participation in CILTKN (Center
for Innovative Learning Technologies Knowledge Network). CILTKN was
conceived as a resource for information for, by, and about the learning
technology research and development community. It includes information
about researchers, research institutions, and research projects; course
syllabi; bibliographic references; an email forwarding service; and a
bulletin board for collaborations to share and identify research

CILT (Center for Innovative Learning Technologies) researchers have
learned a great deal from the development and implementation of CILTKN.
As CILT completes its mission and funding cycle, we plan to share this
knowledge with the learning sciences and technology community by making
CILTKN code and supporting documentation available at

To continue to develop a knowledge networking resource for the learning
sciences, CILTKN is joining forces with LESTER (Learning Science and
Technology Repository) run by Rice University under the direction of Dr.
Lisa Spiro. LESTER is a resource for the learning sciences and
technology community to locate and interact with innovative research
projects and researchers. LESTER is planning to integrate several of
CILTKN's features, including its syllabi collection, online
bibliography, listing of research projects and centers, and bulletin
board for collaborations. LESTER will not continue CILTKNā€™s email
forwarding service.

We invite you to register for membership in the LESTER community at The LESTER team actively maintains its database
of research projects and has gone through CILTKN to identify and catalog
current research projects. In addition, Dr. Christopher Hoadley, CILTKN
director emeritus, has joined the LESTER advisory board.

The CILTKN web site will shut its doors officially on Friday, May 28,
2004. After this date, you will no longer be able to access the CILTKN
web site. An alternative email forwarding service may be in place. You
will receive an announcement in late May if such a service is available.

We thank you for being a part of CILTKN, and invite you to continue to
be part of the learning sciences and technology knowledge-generating
community by joining LESTER.


Melissa Koch, CILT Project Manager, SRI International

Dr. Lisa Spiro, Project Manager, LESTER