Description / Explanation
City of Rivierenwijk, Deventer: Precondition was broadband for all schools provided earlier by local authority (later covering network for households as well). Set up of network of wi-fi access points. 140 (later 195) net-books for every pupil 8-12 years old. Usage of modern software with direct feedback for time-efficient exercises for at least 4 x 10-15 minutes a day. Virtual learning environment for sharing files and links. In 2012 all applications in the cloud (server exit). Now also i Pads, android and window-tablets, for pupils from 3 years up. Extra emphasis on language skills, matching the needs in this deprived area. At the moment transition towards share-point-platform and usage of IT for differentiation between learning levels. Daily massive usage of broadband-connection by various primary school classes at the same time.
Project submitted by
Ministerie van Economische Zaken Directie Telecommarkt
06 11 37 65 63
Infrastructure & Service
Speed / performance
Wentzo bv (Wi-Fi), Helden van nu (broadband)
Cost structure and financing sources
Public subsidy and school board resources
Actors involved and their roles
90.000 EUR from school-board, 50.000 EUR school resources, 140.000 EUR public subsidy (province and municipality)
Flexible (mobile devises like tablets or netbooks at least 10 min available in lesson for intensive exercising). Effective (raised marks). Differentiating (work on own level). Motivating (working with state-of-the-art tools).
Raising the time-efficiency in learning.