ICT Infrastructure – Responding to different school situations

Presented by: Tom Lonergan

As each school situation is unique in terms of school type, size, location, leadership and staff capacity/capability, other supports, etc., any proposed technology response needs to take a range of factors into account, in order to find a solution that is a good fit for the school. During this session we’ll look at a number of different school scenarios and review how technology can be used to respond in each case. The session will focus on some of the more basic ICT infrastructure building blocks used in schools, including teacher and student computing devices, networking/wifi, technologies used to ‘present’ in the classroom, and online/cloud based platforms. Broadband and technical support are also integral to the discussion.

Presenter Biography:

Tom is Technology Coordinator in PDST Technology in Education, www.pdsttechnologyineducation.ie, where he provides advice and support to schools on ICT infrastructure to support improved learning outcomes. He also works on the Schools Broadband Programme/Service Desk in collaboration with the DES and HEAnet.