ERIC Number: ED468621
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
The Role of Wireless Computing Technology in the Design of Schools.
This document discusses integrating computers logically and affordably into a school building's infrastructure through the use of wireless technology. It begins by discussing why wireless networks using mobile computers are preferable to desktop machines in each classoom. It then explains the features of a wireless local area network (WLAN) and its common standards. The next section provides an update on advances, developments, and concerns in seven key areas: bandwidth, interference, system design and layout, security, network administration, occupant health, and vandalism. The documents then addresses the impact of WLANs on learning and on the future of school design, and issues of costs and equitable access. Appendices contain a comparison of wireless standards, a discussion of Bluetooth and 3G, and information on one-to-one computing. (Contains 12 references and a glossary of terms.) (EV)
Descriptors: Computer Security, Computer Uses in Education, Costs, Educational Facilities Design, Elementary Secondary Education, Local Area Networks, Standards, Technology Integration
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Clearinghouse for Educational Facilities, Washington, DC.