The Case of SchoolNet Namibia/Operations/Activities
|Free/Libre Software Case Study|
|The Case of SchoolNet Namibia|
|Home||Introduction | History | SchoolNet in Namibia | Operations | Valuation | Status | Learning | Future | Conclusions | Acknowledgements | Appendices | Questions|
|SchoolNet in Namibia||Role | Partnerships | Community-based | Policy | Challenges | Services|
|Operations||Overview | Approach | Activities | Innovation | Synergies | Impact|
|Activities||Engaging Schools | Procurement | Servicing Used Computers | Connectivity | Software | Educational Resources | Deployment | Power | Support | Training | Advocacy|
This section provides brief notes on how SchoolNet Namibia went about a selection of activities.
The table below summarises school needs and corresponding SchoolNet offerings and services.
|School Need||SchoolNet Products Services.|
|Computer Labs||OpenLab or Edubuntu, LTSP lab., hybrid fatclient lab.|
|Connectivity||Dial-up/modem, ISP, wireless.|
|Educational Content||Free/ open source, commercial bundles.|
|ICT Technical Support||Help desk.|
|ICT Skills||Training. Volunteer trainers, web projects.|
|Funds and Staff for ICT||Source from the Ministry of Basic Education Sports & Culture (MBESC), and use school funds (not from SchoolNet)|
The following subsections expand on core activities including servicing used computers, connectivity, packaging learning resources, deployment, technical support, training and advocacy. But first, how does a school get into the process?
- Ballantyne, P. 2004. Evaluation of Swedish Support to SchoolNet Namibia. Report to Sida. Available via Sida publications: http://www.sida.se/English/About-us/Publication_database/