Models of internet connectivity for secondary schools in the Grahamstown circuit

Brandt, I.G. (2006) Models of internet connectivity for secondary schools in the Grahamstown circuit. Masters thesis, Rhodes University.




Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) are becoming more pervasive in South African schools and are increasingly considered valuable tools in education, promoting the development of higher cognitive processes and allowing teachers and learners access to a plethora of information. This study investigates models of Internet connectivity for secondary schools in the Grahamstown Circuit. The various networking technologies currently available to South African schools, or likely to become available to South African schools in the future, are described along with the telecommunications legislation which governs their use in South Africa. Furthermore, current ICT in education projects taking place in South Africa are described together with current ICT in education policy in South Africa. This information forms the backdrop of a detailed schools survey that was conducted at all the 13 secondary schools in the Grahamstown Circuit and enriched with experimental work in the provision of metropolitan network links to selected schools, mostly via Wi-Fi. The result of the investigation is the proposal of a Grahamstown Circuit Metropolitan Education Network.

Item Type:Thesis (Masters)
Additional Information:M.Sc. (Computer Science)
Uncontrolled Keywords:internet in education, information and communication technologies, ICT in education, Grahamstown, South Africa, computer networks, ICT infrastructure in schools, telecommunication in education, internet connectivity
Subjects:Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Divisions:Faculty > Faculty of Science > Computer Science
Supervisors:Terzoli, A. (Prof.) and Hodgkinson-Williams, C.A. (Prof.)
ID Code:778
Deposited By: Rhodes Library Archive Administrator
Deposited On:17 Aug 2007
Last Modified:06 Jan 2012 16:19
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