|The Augmented Learning Environment is a suite of interactive tools for online learning. These tools augment traditional teaching methods by engaging users with audio, video and animations that inspire dialog amongst participants. The ALE is a plug-n-play environment where functionality is provided by modules that work with traditional web servers. Current modules include responders for image, text and Quicktime VR interaction. The project is Open Source, with a public API to allow designers to create modules that increase the functionality of the environment.