National Digital Learning Resources Network

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Technical, accessibility and educational requirements

Education Services Australia's technical standards and specifications for digital resources and online content have been developed specifically for use within the Australian education system. You can maximise the value of your content by ensuring that it is pedagogically sound, accessible, exchangeable and usable on a range of computers, browsers and web server environments.

Education Services Australia is working with the National Schools Interoperability Program (NSIP) to ensure technical and metadata standards continue to be aligned with educational jurisdictions' requirements.
 

ESA guidelines for online content

ESA guidelines for online content v8.0 (PDF, 697 KB)


Published: October 2014
Audience: producers, system administrators, project managers, content developers, multimedia analysts and stakeholders (including jurisdictions, schools and teachers)

The guidelines provide information to assist web developers in identifying requirements and practices that will enable them to create content that is dynamic, robust and usable over all education jurisdictions.

Accessibility specification for content development

Accessibility specification for content development v3.01 (PDF, 639 KB)

Published: March 2012
Audience: producers, project managers, content developers, multimedia analysts, writers and subject matter experts

Providing accessible content promotes usability and makes it available for teachers and students who have restricted means of deploying content due to physical, hardware or network restrictions.

All government-funded websites should conform to the Web content accessibility guidelines version 2.0 (WCAG 2.0) level A requirements, and are expected to meet level AA conformance by the end of 2014.


Educational value standard for digital resources

Educational value standard for digital resources v1.01 (PDF, 305 KB)

Published: March 2012
Audience: members of an education design team

This document provides guidelines to ensure that the online curriculum content developed or endorsed by National Digital Learning Resources Network is fit for its educational purpose.

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