Digital content is the academic material that pupils use to learn. Digital content comes in many forms including text, audio and videos files, graphics, animations, and images.
The Digital Learning Programme provides a framework for identification of approved educational content materials to be digitized and availed in a secure digital platform for learners. Ideally, the content is independent from the digital platform, reliable, available, accessible, and secure. The expected output of this component is a framework for content establishment and conversion deployment into digital platform.
The Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development (KICD) has led the digital content team to develop and execute a framework for developing content and converting it into digital platform.
KICD launched online content for classes 1, 2, and 3, which is available upon a simple registration.The DLP devices are preloaded with content which includes interactive digital content for classes 1 and 2 in five subjects namely, Kiswahili, English, Mathematics, Science and Social studies.
The DLP content portal, www.kicdinteractivecontent.ac.ke, has been upgraded and now includes content from KICD, Tusome Programme, Kenya Publishers’ Association (KPA) and Open Education Resources (OER) installed in the learner digital devices and teacher digital devices.
Teachers’ laptops and server and wireless router are preloaded with the teacher training curricula on ICT integration, teachers training manual on ICT and a resource kit for teachers. KICD has also completed preparing interactive content for visually impaired pupils in the five subjects. Digital content for class 5 to 8 should be ready by June 2017.