SRI International announced that it worked with Sun Microsystems, Inc. to produce a suite of free software tools for developing standards-based educational content. Announced by Sun, these tools generate documents in XML and utilize the Instructional Management System (IMS) specification for creating and integrating content, platforms, and tools for educational settings. Working closely with SRI International’s Center for Technology in Learning (CTL), Sun created the toolkit using Java technology for free distribution to IMS members and the educational community. IMS is a standards body consisting of universities; platform vendors, such as Sun; and instructional software tool companies. For more information about this developers’ toolkit or to obtain the free code, please visit ,