The computer Communications Center at Midreshet Ben Gurion was officially opened in September, 1997. This is an initiative to combine the wide range of experience acquired by different members of the Midreshet Ben Gurion community in the area of computer communications, especially in the area of education.
The educational network connects schools in the area to the Internet through a direct frame relay connection, which is channeled through the Negev180 router to our IBM (AT&T) connection. These schools receive technical support from the center.
The center holds inservice programs for teachers in both specific areas of learning and in inter-disciplinary projects. We are also developing educational databases together with the Unit for Developing Teaching Programs in Environmental Education.
The center is involved in developing a number of special projects and creating web sites for interested organizations, tourist sites, institutions, etc., in the area and in other parts of Israel.
- David Lloyd, the Director of the Center. David is also a teacher of English at the High School for Environmental Studies at the Midrasha and Webmaster of ETNI - English Teachers Network in Israel, and Webmaster of The 21st Century Schoolhouse, an exciting new initiative in using the Internet in education, involving 11 schools from different continents around the world.
- Daniel Duretsky, the System Administrator for the computer communications center and head of the project for creating and maintaing a Midrasha intranet.
Beto Bessudo, the Webmaster for the Midrasha site in Hebrew and also creates the Negev databases in Hebrew.
- Hannah Sivan, the Pedagogical Head for the communications center, developing educational programs for using the Internet in education and instructing teachers on how to use the Internet in their teaching. Hannah is also a teacher of environmental science and geography at the High School for Environmental Studies.
- Mazal Malka serves both as the technician for the Midrasha and the System Administrator at the High School for Environmental Studies.
If you have any questions about the Computer Communications Center, write us.