Office for Information Technology

Learning Objects

These software applications were developed by OIT staff for educational use.


  • GeoShear – a program to simulate and explore deformation of stone cross sections, by Chris Warren (Senior Academic Application Developer) and Paul Karabinos (Professor of Geology). More information is available on the GeoShear project page. NOTE: this has been updated to a new version as of December 2014
  • SeaFloor Spreading Simulator – a program to simulate and explore magnetic striping on the sea floor, by Chris Warren.
  • Signup Sheets – a Blackboard Building Block to support signup sheets for labs, office hours, study sessions, etc., by Chris Warren.


Unless otherwise noted, these learning objects are released under the Williams College Software License, Version 1.