“Most of the content available is an open education resource, meaning that it can be downloaded, embedded, and remixed however you or your student desire. However, each individual asset is protected by the rights of the producer; it is up to the producer how the asset can be used, and it will say as much with each asset,” Zahorchak said.

Zahorchak also said there is a gate-keeping process to the materials that are loaded to the DLL, meaning that every asset will be targeted to state and local standards.

Content is currently being created and uploaded daily.

“It’s not about quantity or how long each asset is,” said Krichels. “It’s about the quality.”




Pensylvania Department of Education

Council of Chief State School Officers

Note to readers:

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