Padziwe Digital Library (PDL) is a computer and mobile application which contains comprehensive
learning resources for secondary education. This application currently comes in two versions: IGCSE and MSCE.
Below are some of the features and content contained in Padziwe Digital Library:
PDL has comprehensive and syllabus-based learning resources.
This is the MSCE version of Padziwe Digital Library.
Studying using PDL is engaging for students.
This is the IGCSE version of Padziwe Digital Library.
The front end interface of PDL (MSCE version)
The Power of Padziwe Digital Library
The power of PDL in helping students learn effectively lies in the way the learning materials are presented. The content is presented through a variety of media types which allow students to interact with them or visualize certain processes through video simulations. There are flash and HTML5 animations, videos, audios, slideshows, graphics, and plain texts. These media types all work together to make sure a particular topic is covered comprehensively and presented in an easy-to-understand manner to the student.
We respect books. We acknowledge the role they have played in shaping some of us into information-rich citizens who are able to contribute intelligently to our country’s development. With the coming of computer technology and multimedia, however, we see that books are very limited in helping our current and future generations learn effectively. Here are some of the areas in which books fall short:
Expensive to buy
No moving visuals
No interactive content
Cannot contain all the learning content for all subjects
Trees have to be cut down to produce books
One book cannot be used by more people at the same time
Deteriorate with time, can be defaced with liquids, get torn, apart, stolen, etc.
Higher carbon footprint
Have references which a student cannot readily access
Content cannot be beamed on PowerPoint (unless you are
using those old projectors)
Do not contain exam papers
Impossible to upgrade content unless you buy the new book
One must flip and flip in order to come to the chapter/page
they are looking for.
And finally, books are despised and loathed by the current generation of students who would rather stay glued to their computer or mobile devices than flip pages. The case is likely only to grow worse, especially with the increased availability of gadgets.
Padziwe Digital Library (PDL) seeks to be a perfect alternative to these challenges as it effectively addresses each one of the limitations related to the use of books.
Have all your study resources in one place, quickly find what you are looking for, study using well presented notes,
videos, animations, audios, etc, study on a clean environment with less or no paper at all...
These factors help in making students understand what they are studying.
Padziwe Digital Library
Padziwe is an education and technology company in Malawi, Africa.
We specialize in educational apps but we also implement custom projects for various clients