CYBER WORKBOOKS is the brainchild of Andrea L. Johnson, a Harvard-trained law professor and director of the Center for Intellectual Property and Telecommunications at California Western School of Law in San Diego, California. In 1995 Professor Johnson developed a prototype for integrating problems and lessons into modules for NASA Glenn Research Center in Cleveland, Ohio. NASA was so impressed with the concept that they awarded a grant to Johnson to fund a series of modules in math and science for middle and high school students called AERONAUTS 2000. (Search Aeronauts 2000 at http://www.grc.nasa.gov .) The skills and assessment pedagogy was later perfected and evaluated by experts respected in their fields under a grant from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.

In 2004 Professor Johnson founded Innovative Learning Technologies (ILT). ILT reflects the collected efforts of programmers, technologists, educators, and graphic artists. The pedagogy has been tested by a variety of institutions and subject matter experts to verify its utility in different subjects and grade levels.