enCore is a powerful online multi-user environment specifically designed for educational applications. It combines unparalelled ease of use and contemporary functionality through open standard internet technologies and the technological power and flexibility of the MOO system (Multi-User Domain Object-Oriented). enCore is Open Source Software available at no cost. It is licenced under the Free Software Foundation's GNU GPL license.
enCore's educational mission is to provide educators with tools they can use to enhance their student's learning. The enCore team has a lot of teaching experience which went into the design and development of the system, and we always welcome suggestions and ideas from educators on how to improve enCore and add new useful features.
enCore was designed specifically to empower administrators and users alike to make the most out of online learning. Two principal goals constitute the foundation of the enCore project. 1) Make it easy for educators to set up and run educational MOOs. 2) Make it as easy and convenient as possible for users to access and utilize the MOO technology.
enCore's graphical user interface (GUI), Xpress, allows for great flexibility in the way users view and experience the MOO environment. Users who don't wish to use Xpress can use the command line interface either via Telnet, or a host of other specialized client programs.
enCore was designed to run on the standard LambdaMOO server. No additional patches are necessary for basic functionality. The enCore database is backwards compatible with LambdaMOO without any proprietary core components.
enCore is open to commercial use under the terms specified in the GNU GPL license.