ERIC Number: ED354051
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
A School of the Future...Today.
Lincoln County School of Technology, Lincolnton, NC.
In an attempt to improve vocational education in Lincoln County, North Carolina, the Lincoln County School of Technology (LCST) was established by a partnership between a local foundation, the county Economic Development Commission, and the local community college, Gaston College. LCST is a magnet school, providing technical classes to local high school students, and is designed to teach generic competencies in industrial, health and human, and business and marketing technology. LCST's three-way partnership enabled it to provide students with up-to-date instructional equipment, including: (1) computer networks for electronic mail, office automation, and student management software; (2) CD-ROM, to store large amounts of multi-media information; (3) fax machines, to provide training in what forms of information should be sent via fax; (4) interactive laser video disk used in health occupations education, individualized math courses, and electronics courses; (5) information services such as CompuServe, Dialog, and Dow Jones providing otherwise unattainable information; (6) Optel, which allows remote locations to connect via telephone and computers; (7) studio and closed circuit television, including a satellite dish hook up, used for taping student presentations as well as participating in teleconferences; (8) the "TI-IN" network to deliver course material in subjects not warranting a full-time instructor; (9) Text on Microfiche, which reduces storage space for periodical literature; (10) programs for computer aided design, manufacturing, and number control; (11) scanning cash registers for business and marketing education; and (12) computer-based auto mechanics instruction. Diagrams providing descriptive information about the program are appended. (MAB)
Descriptors: Computer Software, Computer Uses in Education, Computers, Cooperative Programs, Educational Equipment, Educational Technology, High Schools, Information Networks, Information Technology, Interactive Video, Magnet Schools, Multimedia Instruction, Optical Data Disks, Technical Education, Vocational High Schools
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Lincoln County School of Technology, Lincolnton, NC.