ERIC Number: ED316917
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
The Alford Information Technology Centre. Long-Term Perspectives No. 6.
The Alford Information Technology Centre represents a new approach to the provision of information technology in schools. The center is a single-story extension to an existing secondary school, housing a wide range of information handling media, intended to serve both the schools and the local community. The report's eight sections (1) describe the nature of the center and of the report; (2) indicate the significance of new pressures for change and the growing impact of information technology; (3) set out the aims and concepts of the project; (4) describe the briefing process and illustrate the tasks undertaken by the multidisciplinary team; (5) contain a more detailed description of the building, concentrating on the zones comprising it rather than on the details of the design; (6) review the different groups that make use of the center and examine the developing pattern of use of the resources offered; (7) describe the management and funding of the center and the difficulties that have been encountered; and (8) draw conclusions about the project. Included in the report are 25 figures, 14 references, and an appendix summarizing the building details. (MLF)
Descriptors: Community Involvement, Computer Uses in Education, Educational Facilities Planning, Facility Case Studies, Foreign Countries, Information Centers, Information Technology, Microcomputers, School Community Relationship, School Expansion, Secondary Education, Shared Resources and Services
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, Paris (France). Programme on Educational Building.