The requirements of a higher education institution such as a college or a university are quite different from that of a K-12 institution. There are more subjects for students to choose from, subjects that involve a range of complex topics. Which means course creators have to create a diverse learning program.
And this is also the time when many students will opt for courses that will help them in their choice of career in the future, as companies look out for highly skilled candidates with specialized training in a particular field. Therefore, the education provided in colleges and universities must be at par with the requirements of the job market.
Where does KITABOO fit in the picture?
As college education is an important phase in a student’s life, given that it paves the path towards employment and financial stability, educational institutions are under pressure to deliver courses in the best possible way.
Although there are lots of online courses and eBooks available online, picking and assigning just any course will not guarantee effective education.
Education becomes effective when the learners grasp the concepts thoroughly, understand its implications and significance in the real world, and can make use of the knowledge acquired in the best possible way. In order to make this possible, they need a learning platform that they can explore on their own. A platform that is so engaging that it will compel them to take control of their own learning.
Kitaboo is a product that can take care of your online learning needs right from the course creation stage to its delivery. With the help of Kitaboo, colleges can provide effective education that will enhance the learning experience of students and help improve their skills and aptitude.
Let us see how Kitaboo can enhance college education for students.
In online learning, students need to navigate through the digital platform, unlike a physical textbook. And what they need at that time is an intuitive platform. Kitaboo is that platform.
Users can effortlessly navigate through the content, skip to a page using the search tool or the table of contents, or go back to the last read page. Kitaboo is also responsive, which means the layout of the content adjusts as per the size of the device screen without disrupting the flow of reading.
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College students, being surrounded with digital devices, are prone to distractions. Their smartphones are constantly buzzing with messages and notifications. In order to gain their undivided attention, Kitaboo has a number of interactivities that can be added to the courses.
Students can add bookmarks, search for terms and phrases, answer interactive quizzes, share content with their peers, create notes, highlight texts, change fonts and do much more. These features are designed to make the course more engaging and interactive, allowing the students to focus on the learning material. Here’s how to create an interactive ebook.
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Read, Listen or Watch Learning Content
Educational content nowadays is available in readable formats and also in the form of audios and videos. With Kitaboo, you can create content in any format, and it will be embedded in the course module in a seamless manner. Audiobooks can be easily synced with Kitaboo reader.
The platform also offers a read-aloud feature, where the text gets highlighted in sync with the narration. High quality videos can be added to enrich the content further. Kitaboo thus provides students with a multi-sensory learning experience.
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Download Content and Read Offline
Kitaboo gives students an uninterrupted learning experience, even with internet connectivity issues. For offline access it has a feature where students can download the eBook and save it on the platform itself.
And they can then read it anytime they want. So, if students ever have issues with their Wi-Fi or mobile data, we have them covered with our offline reading feature. Just download the content within the app and access it in offline mode.
Collaborative Learning Environment
Share content with fellow learners and teachers. This is another interactive feature that is very helpful for students. The learner can take notes, highlight text and share it with their classmates or instructor.
Just like sharing your written notes, but in a more convenient way as this doesn’t involve handing over your books. The instructor can respond to a learner’s query over the platform itself.
And everything syncs up across devices. So, in case tomorrow the student decides to access Kitaboo from a different device, s/he will still find all the notes and highlights intact. Here’s a list of Devices and Operating Systems supported by the Kitaboo eReader.
Assessments and Quizzes
Kitaboo has built-in assessment widgets which can be added to the existing content. Kitaboo has over 25 different styles of assessment techniques such as labelling, click and reveal, fill in the blanks, multiple choice questions and more.
These have been designed to generate interest among the learners while attempting a quiz. You can either let the app reveal the correct answers immediately after the quiz or let the professor evaluate it.
Now let us see how Kitaboo helps institutions in improving the learning experience.
Analyze Learning Patterns
Faculty members tend to worry about their students’ final result in the examination. We help you focus on the path that leads to that result. Kitaboo analytics measures learner engagement.
With an analytics report, instructors can track students’ engagement with the content, such as the amount of time spent, number of views, content shared, most liked interactivities and so on.
Getting in-depth report on these minor aspects of learning helps you modify your teaching approach so as to suit the needs of learners and improve their learning experience. Here are 9 Ways Content Analytics Can Help Content Publishers and Authors.
Evaluate Assignments and Give Feedback Online
Educators can evaluate the assessments as soon as they receive it. There’s no need for students to wait for days for their test results. The instructors can also recommend additional learning resources on the platform itself.
This online feedback feature enables the instructor to assign individual assignments or learning resources based on each student’s learning capacity and needs. This allows for a more personalized teaching and learning experience.
DRM Protected Content
Kitaboo assures security of your content with DRM protection. With the help of DRM, only authorized users with a valid access code can access the content.
This helps you manage your content efficiently, without having to fear about unauthorized use or distribution of content. Kitaboo will distribute your content securely on multiple devices (smartphone, tablet, PC) and various operating systems (iOS, Android, Windows). Here’s more on What is DRM (Digital Rights Management) and why you need it.
Kitaboo is a white label application. It can be customized with your institute’s logo, favicon, brand colors, etc.
Customization helps you personalize the online learning environment for college students. It also eliminates any third-party vendor references.
You can decide your homepage design and also develop custom-designed certificates for completion of each assessment. Kitaboo is a fully customizable application where you can decide the features you want on this platform.
Pricing and Licensing
The price of this online education platform depends on its monthly users and the features you require. And when it comes to user license, Kitaboo provides individual as well as group licenses, based on your requirements.
Instructors can also set a validity date until which students will be able to access the course contents. Licensing and DRM protection gives the lecturers control over who can view and access the content.
Collaborative, immersive and engaging learning experience- isn’t this what makes college education more meaningful? And this is exactly what Kitaboo offers. Students will develop a natural interest towards learning, leading to better outcomes. Kitaboo is the modern solution to traditional learning problems.
We also offer higher education solutions, where our team of eLearning experts develop differentiated online learning programs for colleges and universities.
These programs are faculty centric and are aimed at increasing student enrolment and engagement. So, whether you are looking for content development, digital publishing platform or a content delivery platform, we have just the right solution for you.
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