Over 20 different open source applications were integrated into eMETA, many customized to serve specific needs. In addition proprietary applications not available in open source were developed to exclusively serve professional development, continuing education and training Providers. The result is a "cutting edge", feature-rich Learning Environment now used by Provider organizations in a wide variety of professions and industries throughout North America.
The engine platform on which eMETA is built is ATutor licensed by eMeta Learning Solutions under the GNU General Public License (GPL) Protocol. ATutor was originally developed by Greg Gay at the University of Toronto in Canada and is now maintained by the Inclusive Design Research Centre at the Ontario College of Art & Design University. ATutor is being used as the principle Learning Management System by leading universities and learning institutes around the world.