ERIC Number: ED354864
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Model Educational Specifications for Technology in Schools.
Maryland State Dept. of Education, College Park. Office of Administration and Finance.
This description of the Model Edspec, which can be used by itself or in conjunction with the "Format Guide of Educational Specifications," serves as a comprehensive planning tool for the selection and application of technology. The model is designed to assist schools in implementing the facilities development process, thereby making electronic learning a reality in each and every school; to serve as a primer for incorporating electronic technology into the educational plan of a specific school; and to stimulate exploration beyond the current limits of technology. Based on 12 belief statements, the model is not intended to be prescriptive or restrictive, but to provoke thoughtful consideration of the school's requirements. The first section of the document describes electronic communications systems, including voice systems, video systems, data systems, and electronic networks. Building components, including structural, electrical, lighting, climate control, fire/life safety, security, and acoustics are addressed in the next section; and the third section discusses activity areas, including administration, food service, guidance, health, instruction, and the library media center. Three appendixes present electronic communications systems planning criteria; a technical overview of local area networks; and functional and space requirements. (ALF)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Maryland State Dept. of Education, College Park. Office of Administration and Finance.
Identifiers - Location: Maryland