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On August 9 instructional design librarian John Shank (Penn State Berks) talked about digital learning materials (DLMs). At the risk of oversimplification DLMs are web-based, interactive multimedia items designed to meet specific learning objectives. Examples include games, simulations, and tutorials.
They can engage students and reinforce learning. A quality DLM needs to have: 1) an interactive component; 2) components for more than one modality; and 3) an assessment component.
Where can you find such objects? Here are some collections:
Try some of these out for yourself and see if you can find materials to match your objectives. That is the way to learn about digital learning materials.