Education Services Australia (ESA) manages the National Digital Learning Resources Networkfor the Standing Council on Education and Early Childhood (SCSEEC). This includes:
The National Digital Learning Resources Network builds on Ministers' investment in The Learning Federation initiative 2001–09. The national digital resource collection, infrastructure and standards have been collaboratively developed and are jointly owned by all jurisdictions.
The National Digital Learning Resources Network contains over 20,000 digital resources that are free for use in all Australian schools. The resources are made available to teachers through state and territory portals or Scootle and to pre-service teachers through Scootle. They are provided in a variety of formats that include:
The national infrastructure includes:
The Schools Online Thesaurus (ScOT) and agreed standards for digital resources, technical infrastructure, metadata and rights management support a national operating environment for the digital resources and infrastructure.
The National Digital Learning Resources Network is informed by research on the use of digital resources in teaching and learning.