ERIC Number: ED366324
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Communication Network Design: West Ottawa School District.
Couch, David deS.
This report describes the technical details and rationale behind the decisions in the design and development of the communications network installed as part of a 1991-1993 district-wide construction project in the West Ottawa Public Schools (Michigan). The project called for development of a communications network to carry voice, data, and video services to enhance instruction, improve learning, foster active involvement of students and staff, and improve communication between everyone involved in the educational process. The first section of the report summarizes the assumptions established to guide the decision-making process throughout the project; areas addressed by these assumptions include funding, quality, availability of services, standardization, and staffing. The second section describes network design and implementation, including the fiber optic network, building communication cable plant, computer network, video network, telephone system, and power systems. Several diagrams illustrate the document. (TMK)
Descriptors: Communication (Thought Transfer), Communications, Computer Networks, Computer Uses in Education, Construction Programs, Educational Environment, Educational Technology, Electronics Industry, Elementary Secondary Education, Information Networks, Instructional Improvement, School Districts, Technological Advancement, Technology Planning
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: West Ottawa Public Schools, Holland, MI.
Identifiers: Fiber Optics; West Ottawa Public School District MI