eKitabu delivers access to books through digital content eBooks for education. This open source platform provides: Utilization of content by students and teachers by access of government approved reading materials including textbooks and story books, measures students literacy through exam scores and digital essay competition metrics. For student with special needs like the blind and visually impaired, the app reads book aloud while for the deaf or hard hearing individuals, the app includes videos with local sign language.
eKitabu has partnered with Moran Publishers and Oxford University Press and collaborated with Kenya ministry of Education, UNICEF Kenya and Global Book Alliance.
Intellectural Property Type
User Provision Model
eKitabu platform offers the following features: Digital essay competition for students. The digital essay competition in 2018 registered 13,064 students from 356 schools from 44 counties in Kenya. 103 Special needs students from 4 schools participated. Teachers training materials including:
- Word documents like Mathematics lesson plan, Science lesson plan and ICT Integration lesson plan.
- Spreadsheet database like exams results spreadsheets, exam analysis and marksheet.
- PowerPoint Presentations like Lesson presentation, Lesson Plan presentation and Spreadsheet for Teachers Training.
- Google Forms like CRE (Christian Religious Education) test, Kiswahili test, Social Studies test
This platform does not have technical support provided. Users are expected to contact the given email if questions arise.
Manufacturer Specified Performance Parameters
This platform was designed with the aim of providing high school and primary school students and teachers with access to inclusive and quality education for all.
Vetted Performance Status
The designers have observed a 146.3% increase in submissions of essays as it comes from collaboration between teachers and partners.
No known safety hazards are related to this product.
Complementary Technical Systems
A device with a display is needed to use this product. This includes computers, tablets and/or smart phones. Also, to access the app, internet connection is needed.
Academic Research and References
Compliance with regulations