Many faculty believe that they cannot compromise content coverage by committing precious class time to the incorporation of powerful teaching styles and inquiry-oriented content. However, we may be able to use web-based instructional technology to transfer the authority of learning foundational information to our students. These tools will serve as "smart" home work assignments before class. They will be smart in the sense that the web server can monitor student engagement and notify the students and instructor automatically about non-participation. These environments can provide interactivity to foster active learning styles and powerful assessment tools to provide real-time feedback, incentive systems to facilitate competency-based learning standards, and diagnostic clues about individual learning experiences and needs. This learning-centered technology will allow us to move important lower-level learning processes out of the class time and into the student's study time, making more room in the classroom for powerful pedagogies and more inquiry orientation.

Key words: assessment, coverage, inquiry, learning, teaching, technology