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First time principals


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Presentation to First Time Principals seminar, Auckland September 30, 2009.

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First time principals

  1. 1. A short walk in the ICT landscape… Douglas Harr é E-Learning Unit Ministry of Education Wellington enabling the 21 st century learner
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  3. 3. cc Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2010 The pace of change is accelerating
  4. 4. <ul><li>In 2006 there were 2.6 Billion searches on Google each month </li></ul><ul><li>In 2009 there were 31 Billion searches each month </li></ul>cc Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2010 2006 2009 2012 150 B 120 B 90 B 60 B 30 B
  5. 5. Where your Google search goes….
  6. 6. “ For the first time we are preparing students for a future we cannot clearly describe.” – David Warlick cc Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2010
  7. 7. ICT takes a slice of your funds…
  8. 8. But try to think of it as the plate, rather than the slice….
  9. 9. A brief history…
  10. 10. The last decade…
  11. 11. The last 25 years…….. BBC The standalone school computer 1985 Adapted from Becta 2004 The computer room 1990s A potential education network 2010-2016 The school network 1995-2010
  12. 12. <ul><li>Then </li></ul><ul><li>Pen </li></ul><ul><li>Chalkboard/ Whiteboard </li></ul><ul><li>Banda </li></ul><ul><li>Gestetner </li></ul><ul><li>16mm projector </li></ul><ul><li>Slide shows </li></ul><ul><li>Telephone </li></ul><ul><li>Fax </li></ul><ul><li>Library </li></ul>Now Next? <ul><li>Txting/Pxting </li></ul><ul><li>Blogs/Wikis </li></ul><ul><li>Pod/Vod-casting </li></ul><ul><li>Data projector </li></ul><ul><li>LMS </li></ul><ul><li>IM/SMS </li></ul><ul><li>Digital cameras </li></ul><ul><li>iMovie </li></ul><ul><li>Google </li></ul><ul><li>Peer2peer networks </li></ul><ul><li>Virtual reality </li></ul><ul><li>Wearable computers </li></ul><ul><li>Ubiquitous identity </li></ul><ul><li>Voice recognition </li></ul><ul><li>Agents and avitars </li></ul><ul><li>Visualisation </li></ul><ul><li>Miniaturisation </li></ul><ul><li>Reusable paper </li></ul><ul><li>Semantic web </li></ul><ul><li>PLEs </li></ul>1980/90s Teaching and learning tools Analogue Digital Connected Ubiquitous
  13. 13. Challenges…
  14. 14. Technology issues Updates and support Mobile, internet capable devices Capital vs operational costs “drop cost” Backup & failover Student ownership of devices
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  16. 16. <ul><li>Personalised learning </li></ul><ul><li>Curriculum choice </li></ul><ul><li>Subject matter experts </li></ul><ul><li>Data driven decision making </li></ul><ul><li>Assessment </li></ul>Pedagogical issues Personalised learning Shortage of ICT specialists Diverse student needs Curriculum access Resources for learning Student outcomes
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  18. 18. National Challenges…. <ul><ul><li>Fragmented ICT approach has resulted in a variety of network architectures </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Schools purchase individually – limits opportunity to centralise procurement and reduce cost </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Digital divide issue nationally </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Limited opportunities for remote support/provision of off-site support </li></ul></ul>
  19. 19. Some highlights… <ul><li>TELA – 42,000 out of 45,000 teachers ($75m) </li></ul><ul><li>Software for schools – Apple, Symantec, Microsoft, Novell – ($36m) </li></ul><ul><li>TKI/Software for Learning – just re-launched </li></ul><ul><li>SNUP – School Network Infrastructure Upgrade Programme – 500 schools done….200-300 underway </li></ul><ul><li>Netsafe resources – international adoption </li></ul><ul><li>Virtual Learning Network (Breeze/VC/Elluminate etc) </li></ul><ul><li>Managed Internet Services programme ($10m) </li></ul>
  20. 20. Challenges/issues – Tech talk <ul><li>Virtualisation – consolidating hardware (VMWare/Ncomputing) </li></ul><ul><li>Fibre Loop/KAREN networks </li></ul><ul><li>Storage – 1tb laptops? </li></ul><ul><li>Schools buying 2-3 tb storage? - what processes do you have in place for managing/backing up this? </li></ul><ul><li>Web 2.0 – web moving from space for knowledge to interaction </li></ul><ul><li>Use of mobile technology </li></ul><ul><li>Green implications of our collective activities – National e-Day/power issues </li></ul>
  21. 21. Funding models <ul><li>Operating grant – desktop hardware plus goodies </li></ul><ul><li>schools tell us they want untagged funding </li></ul><ul><li>Property funding for cabling etc </li></ul><ul><li>Locally raised funds – spend as you wish/property spending must still meet ministry requirements </li></ul>
  22. 22. Options? <ul><li>Give you more money </li></ul><ul><li>Procure on your behalf so you end up with more money </li></ul>
  23. 24. Fibre and the UFB Rollout
  24. 25. Telecom Chorus national fibre-optic network across NZ – about 25,000kms
  25. 26. Current situation <ul><ul><li>Vast majority of schools are now on broadband </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Speeds range between 0.5-5Mbps </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>C urrently < 200 New Zealand schools have bandwidth required for streaming video, web conferencing, apps such as Google Earth </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Next generation of applications will assume high speed, symmetrical (i.e. fast in both directions) connections </li></ul></ul>
  26. 27. The Government’s commitment <ul><ul><li>97% NZ schools (99.7% of students) will have access to UFB ( up to 100megabits/second) by 2016 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>$1.35B investment in urban fibre </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>$150 million to prepare schools </li></ul></ul>
  27. 28. Urban <ul><li>An MED initiative, not MoE </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Urban NZ has 61% of schools (but 75% general pop.) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Crown Fibre Holdings (CFH) will manage the $1.35 billion urban fibre – 33 locations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Selection of private sector partners currently underway – recommendations to Minister Joyce in October </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fibre deployments planned to begin early 2011. </li></ul></ul>
  28. 29. Rural <ul><ul><li>39% schools (25% population) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Separate $300 million Rural Broadband Initiative (RBI) overseen by MED </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>3% of schools will get 10mbs – satellite/P2P wireless (remember 97% get fibre) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Deployment also due to begin early 2011 . </li></ul></ul>
  29. 31. Cost of ultra-fast broadband (interim policy pending LFC/RBI announcements ) <ul><li>Access to fibre-based broadband involves a number of cost components </li></ul><ul><li>Fibre drop </li></ul><ul><ul><li>One-off cost for fibre that connects your school to the fibre in the street </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cost varies by provider, depends on distance from road, terrain etc </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Typical drop cost =$10-20K (based on current pricing) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Costs (if any) to schools still under consideration </li></ul></ul>
  30. 32. Cost of ultra-fast broadband (interim policy pending LFC/RBI announcements ) <ul><li>2. Network access charges * </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ongoing monthly cost for access to fibre - paid to your fibre provider – for base connectivity (“line charge”) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>3. Services * </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Any other services that you sign up for e.g. ISP/offsite backup/hosted LMS </li></ul></ul>* Not currently MoE subsidised
  31. 33. Answer time…
  32. 34. SNUP……
  33. 36. School Network Upgrade Project (SNUP) <ul><ul><li>Provides subsidised upgrades to internal data and electrical cabling infrastructure </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>500 schools have been upgraded since 2006 ($18m) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>100 more schools underway ($22m) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>80 % costs for state /68% for state integrated funded by MoE </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Further 239 announced by Minister to start in Sept/Oct ($48m) </li></ul></ul>
  34. 37. What SNUP includes <ul><ul><li>Audit + network design + tendering + project management </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Certified data and electrical cabling installation with a 20-25-year warranty </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2 additional power outlets at each data outlet </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Gigabit switching with a 5 year, next-day replacement warranty </li></ul></ul>
  35. 38. What SNUP doesn’t include <ul><ul><li>A new server (unless there is no existing server) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>)..and you are depreciating your current one …aren’t you..  ) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Desktop or laptop computers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fibre drop costs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ultra-fast broadband – it just makes your network ultra-fast broadband ready! </li></ul></ul>
  36. 39. SNUP – criteria for selection <ul><ul><li>To be selected, schools must register interest (by emailing [email_address] ) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Priority currently given to: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>rural secondary schools </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>area schools </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>schooling improvement schools </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Te Kotahitanga schools </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>ICT PD clusters </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>schools on satellite broadband </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>schools already on fibre </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>active E-asTTle schools </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>VLN e-learning clusters </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>ultra-fast broadband clusters (fibre loops) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>NOT “I have a really bad network” </li></ul></ul></ul>
  37. 40. Cloud……
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  40. 43. 1 simple-ish thing to read…. UNESCO Bangkok
  41. 44. 1 not to simple-ish thing to read…. The Horizon Report - K12 edition
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  43. 46. KAREN/NEN……
  44. 47. What do we mean by a NEN? <ul><ul><li>Dedicated network for education network traffic only </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>High speed access to education/admin-related content and services – hosted and “cloud” apps (Google Apps for example) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Many examples globally – eg. or CalREN in USA </li></ul></ul>
  45. 49. KAREN --NZ’s dedicated R & E network
  46. 50. London Grid for Learning Greater Christchurch Schools Network
  47. 51. NEN trial - KAREN resources 13
  48. 52. /ufbinschools
  49. 53. THANK YOU! Douglas Harr é [email_address] 04 463 8588