Isle of Man

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Overview

The Isle of Man is a British Crown Dependency set in the Irish Sea between Great Britain and Ireland. The United Kingdom is responsible for the Island's defence and ultimately for good governance, and for representing the Island in international fora, while the Island's own parliament and government have competence over all domestic matters. The Isle of Man has a population of 80,000 according to a recent census. Its capital is Douglas.

Further information

For further general information see Wikipedia:Isle of Man.

Education in Isle of Man

For a general description of education in Isle of Man see Education:Isle of Man.


e-learning

For a description more focussed to e-learning see E-learning:Isle of Man.


Quality procedures

Internet in Isle of Man

The Isle of Man has "World-class telecoms and power infrastructure" (http://www.whereyoucan.im/Sectors-Detail/eBusiness.aspx)

Internet in Education

There is little visible sign of major supply or consumption of e-learning capability in HE or FE on or from to the Island, but at the schools level, things are very different. As noted by the Department of Education: Back in September 2000 all teachers were first provided with a laptop computer and all schools were fitted with wireless networks. This scheme, which included extensive training for teachers, was world leading and continues to the present day. A wireless broadband network links all schools in the Island and delivers a high speed filtered internet feed together with extensive learning resources and a highly effective communications system. This same intranet facilitates a support service through which some 4,500 computers are maintained directly from a central location. To the general public on the Island, perhaps the most visible aspect of the ICT initiatives is the Manx Telecomputer Bus, which is sponsored by Manx Telecom and is the Department's innovative approach to delivering the very latest technology to schools across the Island. Recently refurbished and re-launched, it is basically a mobile classroom containing 23 wireless iMac computers with flat screens and an electronic whiteboard. When the bus arrives at a school it connects to the school’s own network so pupils’ existing work can be accessed and their work saved back onto the school server. At the same time as delivering exemplary lessons to pupils, teachers receive the very latest training while on board. (1)

Copyright law in Isle of Man

Copyright law in Education

OER Initiatives in Isle of Man

National OER initiatives

Regional OER initiatives

Institutional OER initiatives

References

1. ReVica/VISCED page for Isle of Man (http://virtualcampuses.eu/index.php/Isle_of_Man)

Reports


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