ERIC Number: ED398902
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Designing Schools To Accommodate Technology. Bulletin No. 96325.
Sorensen, Richard J.
This guide provides the layperson with a concise overview of factors to consider when making plans to outfit elementary and secondary schools with technology inexpensively. The guide draws on the knowledge of consultants, architects, electronics engineers, and the experiences of educators who have been involved in the process of designing schools that allow for efficient and cost-effective use of new technologies. The guide includes sections on: the importance of planning; the basics of networks; the cost of technology; implications for school design; what technical information the planners need to know; and resources for advice on planning for educational technology, including contact names, addresses, and telephone numbers. The guide contains 12 appendices on the following topics: the planning process for integrating technology into the PK-12 curriculum; the potential of technology; components of the instructional technology framework; a list of technology design consultants suggested by Wisconsin school district personnel, with a chart showing which services each firm provides; questions to guide the architect selection process; types of wires and cables; diagrams of local area network topology; costs of technology; a list of items in a technologically current classroom; distance learning classroom floor plans; schools already designed for new technology; and an annotated bibliography of 17 sources with availability information provided. (SWC)
Descriptors: Computer Networks, Computer Peripherals, Computer Selection, Computer System Design, Computer Uses in Education, Consultants, Costs, Distance Education, Educational Facilities Design, Educational Facilities Planning, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education, Readiness, Technological Advancement, Technology Integration, Technology Planning
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin State Dept. of Public Instruction, Madison.
Identifiers - Location: Wisconsin