Resources and Curriculum
This library contains materials related to the Digital Driver's License, technology, teaching, and higher education. Below are our recommendations for general reference. Particular materials on this site are a part of the Digital Driver’s License curriculum and associated initiatives. They are available only to registered users, and in some cases, are restricted additionally by copyright or educational privacy acts.
A general overview of the first stage of the DDL curriculum is available in our informational flyer here. Material on the DDL+ and the Student Literacy and Proficiency initiative are available directly by contacting the site's director by using the contact link on the menu above. The specific DDL curriculum changes from cohort to cohort, and the version used in the current session is available only to registered users.
NEW MEDIA CONSORTIUM
The NMC (historically the New Media Consortium) is an international community of experts in educational technology — from the practitioners who work with new technologies on campuses every day; to the visionaries who are shaping the future of learning at think tanks, labs, and research centers; to its staff and board of directors; to the advisory boards and others helping the NMC conduct cutting edge research. Saint Mary’s College is a proud member of the New Media Consortium
EDUCAUSE is a nonprofit association whose mission is to advance higher education through the use of information technology. It is the foremost community of IT leaders and professionals committed to advancing higher education. EDUCAUSE helps those who lead, manage, and use information technology to shape strategic IT decisions at every level within higher education.
MERLOT II is a curated collection of free and open online teaching, learning, and faculty development services contributed and used by an international education community. The Merlot project began in 1997, when the California State University Center for Distributed Learning (CSU-CDL) developed and provided free access to MERLOT. Under the leadership of Chuck Schneebeck, CSU-CDL's Director, MERLOT was modeled after the NSF funded project, "Authoring Tools and An Educational Object Economy (EOE)". Led by Dr. James Spohre and hosted by Apple Computer, and other industry, university, and government collaborators, the EOE developed and distributed tools to enable the formation of communities engaged in building shared knowledge bases of learning materials.