DIGITAL CONTENT 101
- July 25, 2016
- Posted by: Vivian Ngarega
- Category: Technology
The word Digital has been used in this day and age to mean tonnes of things, most popularly to refer to a person or a way of life that is forward thinking and up to date, which brings the concept of ‘Analogue’ and ‘Digital’. But that is besides the point.
So what exactly is Digital Content? Stemming from the concept of digitization, digital content is defined as any content that exists in digital format. Typically, digital content refers to information available for download or distribution on electronic media. This exists in many forms, ranging from text audio and video, to graphics, animations, and augmented reality
However, many in the content industry argue that digital content is anything that can be published. Following this line of thinking, it is safe to say that if you are on the internet, most likely you are looking at, watching, or listening to a piece of digital content.
Now that we know this, do we really understand the place of Digital content in this fast paced generation of learners? Well digital content has the ability to fully revolutionize the way students learn today and in the long run, affect how they retain the content taught to them.
Don’t you think it’s odd that we have retained the same mode of learning in a generation that has immensely changed in so many ways? We have more or less the same modes of content delivery and we believe it’s time for a change.
The use of digital content can change all this as it brings a breath of fresh air by broadening the way the learners think through painting the picture in the learners’ mind. This is exactly what Kytabu is doing. Not only are we changing the way education is distributed but also how it is delivered through giving life to the text and in turn, changing the whole learning experience. This basically shapes the learners’ reality, their learning, their perception and attitude toward a given subject.
Despite the fact that the better part of today’s learning generation has had an experience with digital content in one way or another, we still have those who have never heard or even experienced anything related to digital data. Those exposed to it clearly have an upper hand as they are not limited to just their imagination when it comes to storytelling, for example. Truth of the matter is; a person’s rate of exposure has an effect on how they relate to education material as well as how they understand it.