As they always say, ""we learn by trial and error." However, not everyone has to suffer when we can learn from others.
When transforming a traditional school into a high tech school, those involved in the decision making process should consider the following points:
- Ensure that buildings have adequate power to serve mass amounts of computers, projectors, document projectors, servers, etc. If not, plan on obtaining bids for an electrical system overhaul.
- When gathering bids for high the high tech transformation, make sure vendors are including the price of installation if it is expected.
- When considering bids for new buildings, ensure that the plans anticipate growth of technology.
I can see the future of education moving into the home (home schooling) where the demand for power is spread out over a vast area, in turn reducing the power demand on large campuses.
I also see school campuses becoming smaller and located throughout the community serving students who cannot stay at home during the day for obvious reasons. These buildings will serve more as education centers where learning is facilitated rather than dictated
Over all I can Imagine the reduction of property taxes needed to support large school buildings, large student populations, massive electrical system upgrades, and mass transportation.
The relationship between community and school can become closer-knit, making students' educational experience much safer and parental involvement more convenient.
This is what I see. Please help me out. Is all of this possible, even logical. Why or why not?