Learning with digital technologies
With technology becoming key to education delivery, the Government has prioritised schools to receive ultra-fast broadband as it is being rolled out across New Zealand.
97.7 per cent of schools and 99.9 per cent of students will receive ultra-fast broadband capability by 2016. The remaining 2.3 per cent of schools in areas too remote for fibre will have access to improved broadband services via wireless. Three schools will receive satellite services.
As part of this commitment all state and state-integrated schools will receive a fully-funded connection to the fibre being rolled out in their area and be offered a fully-funded connection to the Network for Learning (N4L) managed network as it is rolled out across the country.
700 schools are due to connect to the N4L managed network in 2014 and all schools offered a connection by the end of 2016.
More information for schools about Ministry initiatives around learning with digital technologies is available on Te Kete Ipurangi
Learn more about
- What the Ministry is doing to help schools get ready to make full use of ultra-fast broadband when it becomes available.
- Ultra-fast broadband in schools
- Information about the timeframes and process for delivering ultra-fast broadband access to schools
- N4L Managed Network
- The Ministry of Education is working with Crown-owned company The Network for Learning Limited (N4L) to develop and operate a managed network for schools and to provide a range of education content and services.
- Schools as digital hubs for communities
- Information about how schools can act as digital hubs and extend their ultra-fast internet access to their wider community. Includes guidelines and other information to help schools considering becoming a community digital hub.
- Future-focused learning report
- Future-focused learning in connected communities report from the Associate Education Minister Nikki Kaye's 21st Century Learning Reference Group.
- Questions and answers
- Questions and answers about ultra-fast broadband in schools.