Word on the techy street is that a new girl in town is set to transform the New Zealand education sector. Her name is KAREN. Should we believe the hype? How is KAREN going to bring about a transformation and is it sustainable? JUDE BARBACK takes a closer look.
Acronym overload ICTPD: Information and Communications Technology Professional Development. Around 60 per cent of schools have completed the Ministry of Educationâ€™s ICTPD programme and around 15 per cent of schools are involved in any one year. The ministry is currently looking at how we can further support the development of e-learning capability in all schools. KAREN: Kiwi Advanced Research and Education Network.
NEN: National Education Network
trial extension. A 2008 trial, offering 23 schools high-speed access to education content and services, is currently being extended to more schools.
SNUP: The School Network Upgrade Project. Involves progressively upgrading internal data and electrical infrastructure in state and stateintegrated schools.
TELA: Laptops for Teachers and
Principals. Eighty-six per cent of principals and teachers (43,000) are supplied with laptops under the ministryâ€™s TELA scheme.
UFB: Ultra-fast broadband. Continued overleaf >>
Education Review series ICT & Procurement 2011
Published on Nov 21, 2011
Information and communications technology (ICT) is an increasingly core part of education, as is procurement. The ICT & Procurement edition...