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School ICT Infrastructure Survey | April 2013

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Started by Karen Spencer 29 Apr 2013 10:00am () Replies (1)

cablesJust shared via Ed Counts/Ministry of Education is the School ICT Infrastructure Survey that

"provides information about the current state of ICT infrastructure in New Zealand schools, how they are currently using technology and what they would find valuable in terms of content and services to enhance teaching and learning."

The data provided is drawn from a survey across 600 schools, of varying sizes, in 2012. The data is presented as a series of tables rather than as an analysis.


Some key points to note:

  • This report provides a snapshot of 600 schools from 2012, which purports to be representative sample.
  • An indication of popular providers for various services is indicated.
  • Key areas include:  details of schools responses re: some cloud-based services, desktops and mobile devices, servers, wireless systems, telephony solutions, printing, audit and video, applications in use, ICT support, internet access, network switching, and data cabling.

Interesting points to note:

  • The move towards BYOD appears to be commensurate with school size - larger schools being more likely to be making a move in that direction.
  • The relatively small number using secure cloud back-up or cloud file storage; 53% of those who do indicate that Google is preferred.
  • Larger schools are more likely to allow student access to cloud storage as well as teachers/admin


Why this report might be useful:

  • The report offers a rich set of data, organised by school size, which might used for comparison purposes in your own school.
  • It provides a starting point for discussions amongst staff.
  • It offers a range of detailed data that highlights the aspects that a school might want to consider in its infrastructure planning, such as cloud based storage, connection speeds etc.

Other resources

For schools undertaking a review of their infrastructure and technologies, this report might be combined with:

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