The Bailiwick of Guernsey is a British Crown Dependency set in the English Channel near to the Normandy coast in France. The United Kingdom is responsible for the Bailiwick's defence and ultimately for good governance, and for representing the Bailiwick in international fora, while the Bailiwick's own parliament and government have competence over all domestic matters. Geographically, Guernsey consists of the main island, Guernsey, as well as the smaller islands of Alderney and Sark and some islets. Alderney and Sark are in fact autonomous regions of the Bailiwick of Guernsey (despite their small populations - around 2400 for Alderney and around 600 permanent residents for Sark). Guernsey has a population of just over 65,000 according to the CIA Factbook. Its capital is Saint Peter Port. However, as an autonomous region it has to deliver the full panoply of domestic government and policy - no small task, even if it can adopt or adapt a certain amount of UK policy. Guernsey has indigenous broadcasting, from BBC Radio and Television and the ITV company Channel Television.
For further general information see Wikipedia:Guernsey.
Education in Guernsey
For a general description of education in Guernsey see Education:Guernsey.
For a description more focussed to e-learning see E-learning:Guernsey.
Internet in Guernsey
Internet in Education
The Education Department's ICT Strategy was launched in 1999. Today, all maintained schools are served by 100mb links, from a centrally managed service. Each teacher within the Bailiwick has been provided with a laptop and the ratio of pupils to computers is 1:5 in Primary and 1:3 in Secondary. Interactive Whiteboards have been deployed in 80% of classrooms across the Department's schools. The Education Department is continuing to develop the Virtual Learning Environment which will provide every child with the opportunity to have a secure personalised learning area accessible from anywhere on the internet. The Guernsey Integrated Learning Environment (GILE) is due to launch in 2009. (1)