Network for Learning
Today’s students have grown up with digital technology. They get engaged by it. Used well, it gives teachers new ways to help students lift their achievement.
The government created Network for Learning (N4L) to build a managed network specifically designed for New Zealand’s 2500+ schools and create an environment that encourages the uptake of digital learning in a seamless way. This managed network will ensure all schools have equitable access to safe, predictable and fast internet with uncapped data, as well as high quality teaching and learning resources.
Developed by Network for Learning, Pond is designed to act as a central hub for digital discovery and participation, where educational resources can be accessed and shared more easily and effectively. It combines the best parts of existing online tools and platforms to create a new, yet familiar, environment. Combining the managed network with Pond gives a powerful combination in which teaching and learning will no longer be constrained by affordability or physical location.
The goal is to provide all New Zealand students with a seamless online experience that suits their individual skills, strengths, interests and needs, while recognising identity, language and culture.