School Connectivity for the 21st Century

Today, the fact that a school is connected to the Internet is not as important as how it is connected, what its connection speed is and whether it has sufficient in-school Internet access for laptops, tablets and other digital devices in classrooms.
The emergence of one-to-one computer initiatives along with Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) and rise of cloud computing is placing high demand on
school connectivity. This report looks at five countries (Ireland, New Zealand, Portugal, United States and Uruguay) and how they have upgraded Internet access in primary and secondary schools in a relatively short period of time. The report finds that having a vision, a concrete plan, adequate funding, monitoring and evaluation, content and teacher training are the successful ingredients for connecting schools. The report features a number of comparative metrics relevant for anyone interested in the infrastructure side of school connectivity in the 21st century.
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