ERIC Number: ED459691
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: N/A
Guidelines for Technology Equipment Selection and Use: An SREB Model for Schools and Campuses.
Parker, Louis T.; Thomas, William R.
In the winter of 1999, the Southern Regional Education Board's (SREB's) Educational Technology Cooperative analyzed technology equipment standards and guidelines from state departments of education and higher education agencies in the SREB states. This report, which is based on a summary of these guidelines and standards, reflects the Educational Technology Cooperative's perspective on what constitutes good decision-making regarding technology equipment. It provides schools and campuses with reliable, up-to-date information about technology equipment from a regional perspective. The first section presents an overview of the type of computer technology required for a well-equipped school or campus in 1999-2000. The remaining sections discuss: work-station configurations; local area networking (LANs); network operating systems and servers; connecting LANs to wide area networks (WANs); electronic mail; other technical considerations; and associated planning activities. Several appendixes include the following: excerpted paragraphs from "Vision for Technology Infrastructure, Appendix B.1" from the "Louisiana State Plan for Educational Technology"; important operational considerations; preferred minimum PC (compatible with Microsoft Windows) and Apple Macintosh configurations; Ethernet technology and network management and configurations; state education agencies with equipment standards or guidelines; essential technical guidelines for within building networks; and a glossary of technical terms. (AEF)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Educational Equipment, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education, Guidelines, Higher Education, Selection, Selection Tools, Statewide Planning
Southern Regional Education Board, 592 10th Street N.W., Atlanta, GA 30318 (Stock no. 99T04, $5 plus $2.50 shipping and handling). Tel: 404-875-9211; Fax: 404-872-1477; Web site: http://www.sreb.org. For full text: http://www. sreb.org/programs/edtech/pubs/techselectguidelines/guideline stechselect.asp.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Southern Regional Education Board, Atlanta, GA.