Student reporters to develop digital news content.

A Novel initiative by KITE to prepare student reporters to develop digital news content. As many as 5,710 student reporters are preparing to spearhead a novel initiative to equip students and empower them to develop digital content for school news and VICTERS educational channel.

Launched by the Kerala Infrastructure and Technology for Education (KITE), the programme includes a two-day training camp for Little KITE members from December 26. The training materials for the camps have been categorised into various topics such as identifying news contents, preparing scripts, digital camera operations, photography, video shooting, audio recording, audio mixing, video editing, titling and anchoring.

KITE has also made arrangements for uploading the digital contents developed by the Little KITEs members to a Central server through the digital network available in all Hi-Tech schools.

“We have deployed DSLR cameras in 4,578 high schools and higher secondary schools in the State, as part of the Hi-Tech school project,” K. Anvar Sadath, vice chairman and executive director, KITE said.

KITE has already provided camera training to one selected teacher from schools in addition to training on the creation of digital content of academic nature to be uploaded on the Samagra resource portal.

As many as 532 trainers would spearhead the vacation training camps at 266 centres. “Such training would be the first of its kind in the country, where digital content development training exclusively based on Free Software-based multimedia graphics applications covering the entire process of news making, starting from identifying the news contents to its broadcasting, is conducted at such a massive level,” says Mr Sadath.

General Education Minister C. Ravindranath will inaugurate the training on December 26 at the KITE district office at Jagathy.

Courtesy-The Hindu.

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