The Web-based Inquiry Science Environment (WISE), 4th Generation
WISE Overview

WISE is a research-focused, open-source inquiry-based learning management system that includes the student learning environment, project authoring environment, grading tool, and user/course/content management tools. Here are some features of WISE (downloads a PDF).

WISE is open source. You can checkout the code from GitHub, customize it, and install it on your own server. WISE software is released under the GNU General Public License.

WISELocal allows you to quickly install and initialize a local instance of WISE on your computer.

Software
Stable releases
Stable release of JNLP Servlet (jnlp.war)
Nightly builds
You can also check out the latest versions of WISE in our nightly builds section. "wise-latest.war" will point to the most recent build of WISE.
WISE Initial Curriculum

When you are setting up your own instance of WISE, download this curriculum.zip and unzip its contents in $CATALINA_HOME/webapps/curriculum. Read the instructions for more details.

Sample WISE Projects

After downloading a project, import it to your portal by following the instructions in "Add a project to the WISE library" section on this page: https://github.com/WISE-Community/WISE/wiki/WISE4-Administrator-Resources.

  • Global Climate Change: English | Chinese
  • Plate Tectonics
  • Branch on Questionnaire step demo - This project demonstrates how you can branch based on your response to a multiple choice item that is embedded within a questionnaire step type
  • Hinging Demo - demonstrates the hinging functionality. The order in which the branch paths appears is based on the student's answer from the match&sequence step earlier in the project.
  • Constraints Demo - showcases the various navigation constraints that WISE supports
  • Epigame Starmap Navigation - showcases WISE running an alternate navigation view
Terms of Use
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