This article has been reviewed by the following Topic Editor: Ida Kubiszewski PhD
The Digital Library for Earth System Education (DLESE) is a distributed community effort involving educators, students, and scientists working together to improve the quality, quantity, and efficiency of teaching and learning about the Earth system at all levels.
DLESE supports Earth system science education by providing:
- Access to high-quality collections of educational resources
- Access to Earth data sets and imagery, including the tools and interfaces that enable their effective use in educational settings
- Support services to help educators and learners effectively create, use, and share educational resources
- Communication networks to facilitate interactions and collaborations across all dimensions of Earth system education
DLESE resources include electronic materials for both teachers and learners, such as lesson plans, maps, images, data sets, visualizations, assessment activities, curriculum, online courses, and much more. Funding for DLESE comes in part from the National Science Foundation.
Cutler J. Cleveland (Lead Author);Ida Kubiszewski PhD (Topic Editor) "Digital Library for Earth System Education (DLESE)". In: Encyclopedia of Earth. Eds. Cutler J. Cleveland (Washington, D.C.: Environmental Information Coalition, National Council for Science and the Environment). [First published in the Encyclopedia of Earth May 4, 2007; Last revised Date May 4, 2007; Retrieved May 22, 2013 <http://www.eoearth.org/article/Digital_Library_for_Earth_System_Education_(DLESE)>