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About HippoCampus

HippoCampus is a project of the Monterey Institute for Technology and Education (MITE). The goal of HippoCampus is to provide high-quality, multimedia content on general education subjects to high school and college students free of charge.

HippoCampus was designed as part of Open Education Resources (OER), a worldwide effort to improve access to quality education for everyone. HippoCampus content has been developed by some of the finest colleges and universities in the world and contributed to the National Repository of Online Courses (NROC), another MITE project. NROC makes editorial and engineering investment in the content to prepare it for distribution by HippoCampus. Both HippoCampus and NROC are supported by The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation.

User Requirements

The HippoCampus website uses Adobe Flash. We recommend that you have Adobe Flash Player 7.0 or higher installed on your system. In addition, some of the Environmental Science content require Apple QuickTime version 6 or higher. Be sure to have QuickTime set to enable embedded flash content (you will find this option in the QuickTime control panel under advanced settings).

Because HippoCampus contains multimedia instructional content, we recommend you have a high-speed Internet connection such as DSL or Cable Modem.

Academic Institutions

We encourage all academic institutions to participate in the collaborative development of HippoCampus content and efforts to improve online education. If your school is interested in joining our team, please contact Terri Rowenhorst, NROC Membership Director, 719-783-0804,


HippoCampus users are students, ages 16-21. If you are interested in advertising at HippoCampus, please contact Gary Lopez, Executive Director, 831-642-9459,


Monterey Institute for Technology and Education
P.O. Box 890
Marina, CA 93933

Nancy Cook, Director of Operations,