On the occasion of celebrating Kerala UDF Government's fourth successful year, the Chief Minister Oommen Chandy inaugurated 'the Digital Collaborative multi-media E-Text Book's in Schools' which is a very novel and innovative move that will be a milestone decision to improve further the standard of learning to a higher level.
According to the CM this is the first time in the entire country a state government introducing digital collaborative eBooks for the school students. This facility will be set in motion in all the government run schools in the state of Kerala (in Kerala majority of schools have broadband internet facility) during this academic year itself. This venture is to be implemented by the Kerala Government's Department of General Education, IT@School.
The digital eText Books would be made available in smart phones and computers. Through this scheme, the original class text books would be scanned and uploaded. There are some 'marked spots' on the online pages, where detailed explanation from hundreds of subject experts / specialist are given in audio and video formats. A student can click this mark to get a collaborative stuff related to the particular topic.
This digital School Text Books are available in the Official Portal of the Education department IT at School: