ERIC Number: ED420155
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
The School Technology Primer: A Non-Technical Guide to Understanding School Technology.
Little Inst. for School Facilities Research, Charlotte, NC.
This booklet is designed to provide educational administrators and planners with an easy guide to understanding the constantly evolving elements of school technology. The booklet presents a comprehensive overview of modern information systems in schools and how they can enhance the students' learning environment. Seven sections address a variety of topics, including: a basic discussion of computer networks and technology in schools; a description of computer networking with suggestions for infrastructure selection and wiring; computer hardware; concerns regarding the selection, purchase; upgrading and maintenance of computers Internet accessibility, as well as security issues and educational opportunities available on the World Wide Web; integrated communications systems within a school; and design issues, such as electrical wiring and the classroom layout. A short glossary of technological terms is included. (Contains five line drawings and five references.) (CMD)
Descriptors: Computer Centers, Computer Mediated Communication, Computer Networks, Educational Facilities Design, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education, Facility Planning, Information Services, Integrated Learning Systems, Internet, Media Selection, Technology Uses in Education
The Little Institute for School Facilities Research, 5815 Westpark Dr., Charlotte, NC 28217.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Little Inst. for School Facilities Research, Charlotte, NC.