Where have we been? Putting the final touches on our NEH funded Sandbox Project (as it has come to be known): The Digital Learning and Development Environment (DLDE). The Digital Learning and Development Environment is an exciting new direction for us and our digital image collections. In short, it is an effort to generate greater use of Virtual Motor City and Digital Dress (and other DLXS collections) in the classroom by creating a tool that will allow users to export images and their metadata to PowerPoint slides for easy creation of learning objects. The DLDE also features an interactive portion that contains handy resources for creating learning objects, using images in the classroom, and also allows users to share learning objects to be re-used by others.
We’re excited to roll the project out in the winter semester, but until then, you can read our White Paper to learn about what motivated the project, how it was conceived, and some lessons learned along the way.