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  1. 1. V Technical issues in Maintaining ’ an Internet/ Computer Lab THEODY B. SAYCO .1,‘ -1 '
  2. 2. Lecture Outline introduction Uses of Computer issues in Maintaining Internet/ Computc Strategies to cope with the issues Recommendations Discussion
  3. 3. I / I )’ introduction I: The push to provide technology in schools has been on in the recent years. Public High Schools now has either a big population with a small computer lab or it has a big population with no computer lab » at all.
  4. 4. Introduction ‘Some of these schools are already ; __ connected to the Internet either with a modem, DSL or with a wireless connection. 1-‘ ° These schools are observed to be those near the city center *‘-as X E! -It
  5. 5. Introduction As technology is_§f‘if{ "‘*v“? .1-geing brought into the schools, several ‘. *éEtors affect whether and how it ismused. _ ‘L — placement of ccgigiputers for equitable access — technical support — effective goals for. technolo_g_y’ use — new roles for teachers and the community 1 — and others. ... such as. . I
  6. 6. Introduction — time for ongoing professional development — training of teachers at different skill levels - teacher incentives for use of computers — availability of educational software - sustained funding for technology.
  7. 7. Introduction ’ to Computer labs as they exist in schools are either donated or given as grant by a sponsoring agency from the _, _,: government, industry or private sector. to they come with nothing but the | computers less the assurance of ensuring its continuous operation.
  8. 8. Introduction to While no one among us here can deny the importance of a Computer Lab in the school, neither we can deny that it will entail a recurring costs in its sustained operation as soon as it is commissioned for operation. T ‘ g W‘ t | — I , , V {L
  9. 9. Uses of Computer Administrative Tool - used to create documents, - organize class notes and lesson plans, — prepare quizzes and examszand — conduct word searches.
  10. 10. ‘z / Uses of Computer Presentation tool — As a presentation and teaching tool, computer can be used to display notes, it can run video clips and provide facilities to make teaching easier by using it as a demonstration tool.
  11. 11. Uses of Computer Communication station/ iCafe/ Telecenter — computers can be utilized to send and receive e-Mail; — On-line transactions; — on-line cha? ffig“and video conferencing and —. ,similar activities which make it as a prime c’ommunica. ti. ons device, providing cheap ‘and fast interconnectivity. :2
  12. 12. Uses of Computer Publishing tool With the capability of a full size publishing house, computers can generate professionally looking desktop publishing magazine, newsletter, anthologies, Classroom journal, story center, Brochure for project, and most importantly, Web publishing whereby the computer can be a potent tool in publishing on the fly.
  13. 13. Uses of Computer Learning/ T raining Center — software are employed to reinforce or remediate skills — used for doing research, — used with Internet to access virtual libraries, projects, databases, addresses, etc.
  14. 14. Uses of Computer ’ Simulation center — Use with specialized software to create simulations. _ $3 S"”*~>»-. QIE I ~l
  15. 15. i Issues in Maintaining Internet/ Computer lab é, With its almost unlimited use in our everyday activities, computers ‘W - are regarded as an indispensable gadgets — technical managers have to confront and provide managerial and technical recommendations . .,, N. ‘N
  16. 16. ‘ Issues in Maintaining Internet/ Computer lab ll ; . n Issue #1- Hardware Issues. — Computer hardware refer to tangible parts of the computer that make up the computer system; it is composed of many separable parts each of which has its own function. — Identifying each part and parcel of the system is a must to understand issues behind its existence.
  17. 17. ‘ Issues in Maintaining Internet/ Computer lab / I x . ‘ Issue #1- Hardware Issues. — Placement — Portability — Security — Display — Design and Model — Cost — Peripherals
  18. 18. I. V ’ ° Issue #2- Software issues — Installed Software ‘V - Learning Curve I — Updates - Compatibility with other programs - Backup and Recovery F), Issues in Maintaining Internet/ Computer lab .1‘ . ,,‘ W "‘. ‘
  19. 19. I J Issues in Maintaining Internet/ Computer lab . r I ° Issue #3- Internet Connection — Connection ‘V - Speed/ Bandwidth/ Bandwidth management — Costs - Print out pages from the web - Policies on access . ., N. '
  20. 20. I J Issues in Maintaining Internet/ Computer lab .2‘ . r r ° Issue #4 Management — Use cooperative learning groups ‘§/ , — Use mentors, volunteers, parents — Create “trained experts” from the students in your class — Monitor Use of computer . ., N. ‘N
  21. 21. I J Issues in Maintaining Internet/ Computer lab .2‘ . r I ° Issue #4 Management 3 - Use templates ‘§/ , — User Control — Periodic Maintenance — Costs — Computer Lab Policy . ., N ‘N
  22. 22. I Strategies in facing the issues — likely solution to this issue is financial - without a viable financial plan to cope up with its financial requirements, then — the most probable outcome is a compromise of everything. I Fl. . '1‘ ° Hardware issues ‘V .1.)
  23. 23. Strategies in facing the issues ° Software Issues — Use of open source software, greatly '§, r reducing cost of ownership; — transition period among users of different platforms may be observed and must be given sufficient time to adjust.
  24. 24. Strategies in facing the issues Internet Connection — bandwidth and bandwidth management — cost of Internet connection still remains amgmdm; — Meeting user satisfaction
  25. 25. Strategies in facing the issues Management and maintenance the most difficult issue to address maintenance plan is a must workable plan of operation computer lab policies will be needed to make management easier to perform failures can be explained by poor compliance with very good guidelines and existing good practice.
  26. 26. ‘ Recommendations/ Observations a Technical issues big or small need to be dealt with caution and objectivity. These issues are serious issues even involving policy, ethics, social norms, and even the responsibilities of administrators who go beyond the written rules.
  27. 27. ‘ Recommendations/ Observations i come up with a plan that will sustain its operation; a provide continuous service to maximize the investment in the lab. a combine talents from the technical and administrative personalities i the potential impact of IT initiatives W like the iSchoo| s Project must be recognized
  28. 28. ‘ Recommendations/ Observations I a comprehensive strategy plan for managing its implementation; I by experience, new technology is very tempting to adopt, but adoption of very new technology is very susceptible to failure; ‘I a testing program is needed assess W and manage the risk.
  29. 29. ‘ Recommendations/ Observations I close consultation with client groups and representatives will help build sense of ownership and commitment. user participation in systems development and testing is essential for a viable and sustainable project implementation.
  30. 30. Discussion