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BD to get interactive digital books in 2015
Staff Correspondent
Published :Saturday, 10 October, 2015,  Time : 12:00 AM  View Count : 17
The government is set to introduce digital learning system for grade six students from next year. There will be developed interactive digital books including audio visual of 16 general subjects and 4 special subjects of Madrasah curriculum.
The government has formed a committee including the high officials from Education Ministry, National Curriculum Board and Madrasah Education Board.
"Government will introduce the digital interactive books for class six graders at all public schools at 51 districts. Besides, we will develop special 27 e-learning centres across the country," Raihana Taslim, Deputy Director of Teaching Quality Improvement Project under the Education Ministry, told the Daily Observer on Friday.
Access to Information (A2i) programme under Prime Minister's Office leads the text content development part and BRAC is leading the technological part for developing the 'interactive digital books' in supervising of National Curriculum and Textbook Board while Asian Development Bank funded the project.
"Trainers from 14 teachers' training college and selected public universities are working on content development," Taslim farther said.
He also said," We are very hopeful to complete the task by November 2015 and Prime Minister is expected to initiate the 'first-ever' interactive digital books in the country."
"The existing books are mainly text based?. there is a little opportunity to acquire clear concepts. The digital books will expose all terms of specific issues with colourful images as well as audio and visuals," Advisor of A2i programme Md Faruq Ahmed informed the Daily Observer.
Ahmed also said that the students will get the real reflection of digital Bangladesh through the books.  

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