ERIC Number: ED413887
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997-Nov
Technology @ Your Fingertips: A Guide to Implementing Technology Solutions for Education Agencies and Institutions.
National Forum on Education Statistics.
This document was developed to provide assistance to individuals in education organizations who want to learn more about what it takes to develop the best possible technology solution for an organization. It identifies the steps needed to determine technology needs, to list options, to acquire the technology, and to implement a technology solution that will serve the organization today and provide a foundation for the future. The document does not recommend specific equipment and software, nor does it describe how to set up network connections. It does, however, provide a list of specific issues to address during the process to ensure that the technology chosen will meet the organization's needs. Written in non-technical language, the document is aimed at decision makers in education settings. It is organized into 7 chapters, as follows: (1) Knowing What To Do; (2) Knowing What You Need-- conducting a needs assessment; (3) Knowing What You Have; (4) Knowing What To Get; (5) Knowing How To Implement Your Solution; (6) Knowing How To Train Users; and (7) Knowing How To Support and Maintain Your Technology Solution. Each chapter includes a list of sources for additional information, and an ongoing case study illustrates the process. Includes a glossary and a bibliography of print documents, online documents, and other online resources. (Contains 87 references.) (Author/SWC)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Forum on Education Statistics.
IES Cited: ED442475
Note: This document was developed through the National Cooperative Education Statistics System and the National Forum on Education Statistics with funding from the National Center for Education Statistics and support from the Council of Chief State School Officers. The use of colored inks on colored backgrounds may cause reproducibility problems.