EDC Center for Children and Technology
(TR14) Technology as Support for School Structure and School Restructuring

Technology can play a role in restructuring schools, but they can also effectively support existing school structures depending on how they are design and used. This paper contrasts the organizational impact of two technology systems in terms of the physical location in the school, the curriculum and how time is scheduled. Considered first is a class of computer systems designed to fit in well with existing school organizations. In contrast, an environment called Earth Lab is described and its application in the restructuring of a school is illustrated. In conclusion, the complex relationship between school restructuring and the implementation of technology for schools is addressed.

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