Even when budgets for schools are reduced, technology will remain an essential feature of educational programs. Similarly, the best practices for structured cabling and associated technology will also remain important for the delivery of IT services to schools.
Currently the instruction of students in basic computer literacy through educational software aims to improve an individual student’s experience. However, this is just the start of the journey. The experience should go beyond acquiring knowledge regarding beginning computing skills. Network connectivity will be required to allow the implementation of distance learning, streaming video, and diverse online tools. All of these will allow teachers to provide learning interactivity, resulting in a superior student experience.
Internet’s Growing Role
Video is no longer delivered to classrooms on carts with a monitor and a collection of DVDs. The classroom computer has also evolved from its original role. The majority of school computers are connected, and this could be within a school’s network or universally to the worldwide web. The learning environment of today has resulted in students greatly relying on the Internet for both communication and learning. As a result, schools require sound infrastructure that delivers fast and reliable access to the Internet.
The modern learning environment demands dependable network connectivity made possible by structured cabling that has the qualities of strength and flexibility, which will allow schools to cope with growth and technological advancements. In addition, a school’s computer network must provide support to a wide range of applications inside the classroom and for the entire school district as listed below.
- Distance Learning
- Electronic Whiteboards
- Email, Internet, and Intranet
- Facility Automation
- Internet Blogs and Forums
- Phone & Communications Systems
- Student Learning Management (online)
- Tablets and interactive devices
- Television and Video Systems
Part 2 will discuss Best Practices, Common Issues, Planning, Structured Cabling Providers, and Other Services.
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