Knowledge Network Partners with Centre for Digital Media to Launch Kids Web Project | Knowledge.ca

Knowledge Kids has more good fun! A new web project has launched at Knowledgekids.ca developed by a great team of students from the Master of Digital Media program at the Centre for Digital Media (CDM).

The interactive experience provides opportunities for kids to learn more about the worlds of Luna, Chip and Inkie, the loveable hosts for Knowledge Kids. During their exploration of  the Knowledgekids.ca website young children will discover 'Easter eggs' - hidden elements that bring us inside Luna's observatory, Chip's birdhouse, and Inkie's studio.

"We were delighted to work with the students from the Centre for Digital Media," said Rudy Buttignol, President and CEO of Knowledge Network Corporation. "This initiative highlights the value of industry-based internships in the province."

The students received hands on work experience, and given course credits by CDM, and Knowledge Network was able to expand its interactive content for its website. The students who participated include:

- Felicia Xia
- Judy Leung
- Xini Zheng
- Ethan Tan
- Rebecca Nunez
- Kevin Brown

“We’re proud of the accomplishments of our graduate students on this project,” said Dr. Richard Smith, Director, Master of Digital Media at the Centre for Digital Media. “They had the opportunity to work on great projects with top digital media outlets. Our students are exceptional and this opportunity provides them with real world client experience while offering Knowledge Network access to the world-class creative talent of our students. We are delighted with this partnership.”

Knowledge Network’s internship program is designed to provide B.C.’s post-secondary institutions with opportunities for training, skills development and mentorship to students in film, television, internet, communications and other recognized programs.

Explore the new, interactive worlds at www.knowledgekids.ca!

The Master of Digital Media (MDM) program was established in September 2007, with an inaugural cohort of 21 students; over 160 students have since graduated. MDM alumni are engaged in the industry as producers, managers, creators and lead designers, using MDM acquired skills to benefit the digital media community. The program attracts students from British Columbia and around the world, and in six short years has seen many graduates experience success in the digital media industry. For more information on the MDM program, please visit:http://theCDM.ca.

British Columbia’s Knowledge Network is where stories live that speak to our time.  A viewer-supported public broadcaster, Knowledge Network offers commercial-free creative documentaries, arts and culture, drama and children’s programs from Canada and around the world.  Knowledge: Kids is a safe, trusted environment for young viewers, offering “good fun” that sparks a child’s imagination and love of learning.  Knowledge Network plays a vital role in supporting the independent production community in B.C. through the commissioning of broadcast and digital interactive content.  Visit www.Knowledge.ca and www.knowledgekids.ca