NYTRA is a mobile app, that is based on Augmented Reality (AR). It brings hard copy text to life through use of a smart gadget and mobile data. It is a low-cost entry solution to digital learning which, if supported well and right, is the immediate answer to inclusivity in digital learning for the Zimbabwe low to medium income learners. According to ECONET Wireless 2020 report, Zimbabwe has 52 percent SMARTPHONE penetration in Zimbabwe with a 3G coverage of 84 percent country wide and 67 percent in rural areas. Therefore, making this a possible solution to the majority of learners in rural and public schools.
Its use in Zimbabwe by Spring Hub Publishing, is the first of its kind as it is being utilized to share digital content that follows the New Competence Based Syllabus. No longer must teachers scour through search engines looking for relevant digital content, NYTRA answers just what the syllabus requires as content has been tailormade for the Zimbabwe learners.
The only pre-requirements for use of this application are as follows:
- A basic smart phone or internet enabled device
- Mobile data
- A Nytra enabled textbook (following Ministry Approved content)