The conversion of traditional classes to online media has proven surprisingly difficulty. In most cases, instructors have failed to take full advantage of the power of the Internet. As a result, most online courses are merely HTML versions of correspondence courses. In 1965 Douglas Englehart argued that the true power of the net-worked environment was its ability to leverage our intellect. To date, there has been little empirical research on how to construct an online learning community that would realize Englehart's vision. The proposed research project would develop four online sites for graduate students in education, pharmacy, information science, and physical therapy. The sites would be designed specifically to study and test ways in which technology could be used to bring together students and scholars so that they could learn together by sharing their ideas, expertise, and problems.