ERIC Number: ED475935
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Jun
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Total Operational Costs Report.
Northern Valley Regional High School (New Jersey) has been involved in implementing a technology strategy for over a decade. This document outlines how the funding that the Board of Education has provided was spent and will be spent over the next 3 years. Included are several industry models that are geared towards business and public facilities. Findings from this analysis show that Northern Valley Regional High School is approximately six times more efficient than the average business in operating technology. When comparing Northern Valley to the public organization models, again, the school district surpasses the averages. The delivery of technology in Northern Valley is approximately three times more efficient than other public facilities. Use of funds in an effective manner, while providing not only technology for the Northern Valley organization, but also including support mechanisms that meet the organization's demands is a critically challenging task. Over the past 6 years, the support structure and mechanics have been constantly revised. The continuing cycle of implement, review, improve, and re-implement has resulted in a technology support product that has vastly improved users' expectations and confidence in the ongoing need for repairing and troubleshooting technology problems. This improved organization has provided the school district with the ability to support roughly three times the number of computers as an equally sized public institution and roughly six times the number of computers of an equally sized business. (AEF)
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Computer Assisted Instruction, Educational Equipment, Educational Facilities, Educational Finance, Educational Resources, Educational Technology, High Schools, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Secondary Education, Technology Integration, Technology Planning
For full text: http://confreg.uoregon.edu/necc2002/.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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