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Mega tech implementations completed as N4L hits 2,400 schools

Mega tech implementations completed as N4L hits 2,400 schools

Nearly 800,000 students and teachers from more than 2,400 schools are now using Network for Learning’s (N4L) Managed Network.

Nearly 800,000 students and teachers from more than 2,400 schools are now using Network for Learning’s (N4L) Managed Network to enhance learning, marking the completion of one of the largest technology implementations into New Zealand schools.

The rollout of fully-funded faster internet began at the end of 2013 and is now accessible to every student and teacher no matter where they live or go to school across the country.

Education Minister Hekia Parata acknowledged the Managed Network as “a very successful project given it involved a large-scale rollout that was completed ahead of schedule and within budget.”

During a visit at Naenae College in Lower Hutt, N4L CEO, John Hanna, announced the first stage of the rollout is complete and the next phase has begun.

“Today is really about marking the end of the beginning,” he said.

“Schools are using more online learning programmes, more devices and are producing more digital content in class and beyond the school gate.

“The use of digital technologies in schools is increasing, as is the complexity around providing anytime, anywhere learning.

"Our job is to reduce this complexity for schools, making sure teachers and students can get on with great learning.”

Hanna said there is plenty of work to do in the coming years to ensure that every school-aged New Zealand child continues to have equitable access to the technologies they need for learning, regardless of where they live or go to school.

In the month of November, New Zealand schools consumed more than 1.4 petabytes of data, the equivalent 40-storey cubic square of sand (with one byte representing one grain of sand).

“About 35 per cent is streaming video,” Hanna explained. “Further, more than 645 million websites were blocked last month with N4L's web filtering tools.

“Feedback given to the company by its partners has been overwhelmingly positive, with schools indicating their increased confidence in implementing their school’s digital learning strategy since connecting to N4L’s Managed Network.”


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