MATRIX researches and evaluates the effectiveness of current training methods and materials for online education and research. Much of its research focuses on developing and evaluating resources for end users. While delivering and enhancing the usability of digital objects is of critical importance, it is equally important to find ways to capacitate effectively teachers and cultural heritage workers.
The ongoing digital preservation of multimedia, online dissemination of cultural heritage and the explosive growth of online resources for humanities teaching and research has created a need for well-trained educators, cultural heritage workers, and community activists with a comfortable fluency in digital media. To this end, MATRIX has developed a number of [online courses], [projects], [workshops], and a [specialization] in cultural informatics to support teaching and research in a digital environment.