Education PS hands over digital content to the consortiums

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Principal Secretary, Education, Dr Belio Kipsang (Centre) poses for a group photo with : Dr Julius Jwan, Director /CEO, KICD (Left), Robert Mugo, Ag CEO, ICT Authority (2nd Left), Prof Mabel Imbuga, VC, JKUAT (2nd Right) and Prof David Tuikong, DVC Finance, Moi University.

Principal Secretary, Education, Dr Belio Kipsang handed over digital content to the consortiums of Moi University and JP SA Couto, and Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology and POSITIVO GBH for installation in learner and teacher digital devices for Proof of Concept.

He said the digital content will be installed at the device assembly factory in the Learner Digital Device (LDD), Teacher Digital Device (TDD) and Special Needs Educational Learner Digital Devices (Sneldd). The devices will be used in 150 Public Primary schools during the Digital Literacy Programme (DLP) Proof of Concept that is going on. The Phase 1 will be rolled out to 11,000 Public Primary Schools and in the Phase 2 another 11,000 Public Primary Schools.

The universal digital content covers all subjects in class one and two and is available on free access at www.kicdinteractivecontent.ac.ke, and is delivered across all operating systems and any computing device.

According to KICD, the DLP curriculum delivery system includes a Digital Content Wireless Server and Router (DCWSR) that will be installed with content in all classrooms.

The DCWSR will be loaded with upgrades of content including quality assured online content from publishers and content innovators.

The DLP is much more than computing devices in schools. It is about enabling education delivery, access and equity across the Country.

The ministry through KICD will quality assure online instructional materials, roll out an online orange book and the Kenya Education Cloud where approved materials from publishers and other content creators will be accessed.

This will ensure no content creator is locked out and that our learners in primary and secondary levels access curriculum relevant content.

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