Build a New Campus

This is an extract on the case study done by 21st Century Learning International on their consultancy during the staging phase of the construction of Kaohsiung American School new campus and its technology infrastructure.

KAS Blends its IT and Learning Technology Operations

The small IT department went without an office in the original designs. How would we create a technology support center to better suit their needs?

Unlike schools with large technology departments that separate IT and learning technology operations, KAS only retained a lean staff of three employees at the time. We hypothesized that centralizing all tech-based learning within one hub would build continuity between the effective delivery of IT learning experiences, dedicated technical support, and the involvement of the rest of the school’s community.

KAS IT Department Victor and Robert

KAS Fosters a Flexible, Student-centered New Campus

21 Century Learning worked closely with the IT department to review and discuss their building designs, reviewing all related aspects from the wall finishing and furniture to the technologies and professional development opportunities. Together, we established IT standards for classrooms, offices, and other learning areas balanced for both the current and future technology needs of the school.

KAS IT Department Robert and Lena

Today, the new KAS campus boasts state of the art technology infrastructures designed to suit the needs of the students and the staff – with the ability to support a 1-to-1 environment where every student is provided with a laptop. It’s a setup that enables active learning, equipping its community with the technical and infrastructural support systems to achieve more.

Most of all, this setup effectively aligns with the school’s dream of growing an educational community that is open and engaged.
"21CLI spent more time researching the school, understanding the plan, and the school mission. They did an excellent job. They did not come in to impose their vision on us. They really worked with us. Together, we drafted a solution. They really listened to us."
Victor Boulanger
Director of Learning Technology, Kaohsiung American School

Read the entire case study on building IT infrastructure for a new school campus from 21 Century Learning.


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