ERIC Number: ED339340
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
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Implementing Smart School Technology at the Secondary Level.
Stallard, Charles K.
This paper describes the characteristics of "smart schools" and offers guidelines for developing such schools. Smart schools are defined as having three features: (1) they are computer networked via local area networks in order to share information through teleconferencing, databases, and electronic mail; (2) they are connected beyond the classroom to other schools and organizations in the city, region, state, and world; and (3) they are adaptive to serve teachers, administrators, and students and provide artificial intelligence and neural network technologies. The computer hardware, software, and networking for a pilot project in Bethel High School in Hampton, Virginia, are described and information services, electronic resources, obstacles, administration, and plans for the future are discussed. Strategies are also suggested for implementing smart schools elsewhere. The appendix outlines the premises that underlie smart school development and lists characteristics of future students, teachers, and administrators in such schools. (DB)
Descriptors: Artificial Intelligence, Computer Networks, Computer Software, Databases, Distance Education, Educational Change, Electronic Classrooms, Electronic Mail, Individualized Instruction, Information Technology, Local Area Networks, Microcomputers, Multimedia Instruction, Secondary Education, Teleconferencing
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Identifiers: Hampton City School District VA; Smart Schools
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the National School Boards Association (51st, San Francisco, CA, April 13-16, 1991).