New ICT textbook to teach animation : Kerla


For the first time in the country, class X students in Kerala would be taught cartography using the detailed geographical information system (GIS) and will also be able to create their own animation films. The textbook, which has been prepared entirely on a free software platform has nine chapters on subjects like website creation, hardware troubleshooting, computer networking, graphic design, database management and ICT-enabled learning. The new text is a continuation of the ICT-enabled learning begun in class 8 in 2010 and in class 9 in 2011. It has been prepared by a committee under K. Anvar Sadath, executive director of the IT@School Project. The new ICT textbook begins with the chapter entitled ‘The Beautiful World of Picture’ that is meant to equip students with graphic designing activities like the creation of logos using ‘Inkscape’ software. The textbooks are available in languages including Malayalam, English and Tamil.

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