Pacific

Using ICT to enhance curriculum opportunities for students in rural and remote schools

South Australian rural and remote schools have been using a variety of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) to enhance curriculum opportunities for students whose teachers are at a different campus or different school, or who are out of the school for extended periods of time undertaking courses, such as, Vocational Education and Training (VET).

Supporting ICT based pedagogies in science in rural school settings

Recent research has demonstrated a significant disadvantage for rural teachers in a variety of aspects of ICT use. This context provides a backdrop for two professional learning programs designed to support ICT-based pedagogies in teaching science in Victorian rural primary and secondary schools. In both programs the school-based workshops initiated a community of learners supported with online web-presence. One program used an intensive five-day workshop focused on developing teachers’ knowledge, pedagogical expertise and leadership skills in embedding ICT into classroom practice.

Cyscience: emerging technologies for Rural PD

This project utilized emerging technologies such as mobile broadband videoconferencing along with web-based software and materials (http://www.cyscience.com.au) to enhance the provision of science and mathematics in rural and remote schools in Northern Queensland. The paper tracks the role of technology in the development and implementation of the CY Science project. It will explore how technology enabled a successful classroom project to evolve into a regional program and beyond.

ICT for Improved Public Service Delivery in Papua New Guinea

This study was conducted amongst 189 respondents in Papua New Guinea (PNG) using structured questionnaires distributed to different groups of respondents using stratified random sampling. The results indicate that e-governance has the potential to improve service delivery and customer satisfaction. It is also confirmed through the findings in this research that the expectations of citizens from public services are quite high, but experience has often been negative i.e.

APT Report on Introduction to Green ICT Activities

This White Paper aims at providing information on: - Impacts of ICT in mitigation of the Climate Change problems; - National policies to deploy and promote Green ICT activities; - Green ICT activities of various SDOs, consortia and fora; - Performance indicators to facilitate Green ICT; and - Green ICT use cases to reduce energy consumption and improve energy efficiency. This document also intends to help Green ICT stakeholders such as government, SDOs, companies, and R/D engineers understand current status on Green ICT deployment and standardization activities.

Fiji Information technology Development Policy

The vision for Fiji’s information economy is "to harness Fiji’s ideal geographic location, competent workforce and world-class information technology infrastructure to promote Fiji’s international competitiveness and create a dynamic, vibrant and well connected e-society." This policy document is focused on three key outcomes: government on-line; e-enabled businesses; and e-empowered community.

Internet Infrastracture and e-Governance in Pacific Islands Countries

The report gives information about the development and use of Internet infrastractures in Pacific member states of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). The report focuses on the factors preventing Internet utilization as well as detailed national development plans. The resource have well represented statistics for Pacific Islands countries regarding factors of e-Governance and Internet usage.

The Legal Aspects of Electronic Government in Pacific Island Countries: A Reflection

The initiatives for regional cooperation and integration as envisaged in the Pacific Plan, particularly on the implementation of a regional digital strategy for enhancing information and communication technology will have direct bearing on the future development of e-government structures in the region. Furthermore, the wider strategic objective within the Plan of improving transparency in the governance, management and use of national and regional resources resonates with the idea of e-government acting as a facilitative tool to achieving that objective.