“ Circuit Riders” A Brief History
The Need <ul><li>The Year 1995 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Changing Market Conditions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Emerging Intern...
The Research <ul><li>Little formal recognition of technology </li></ul><ul><li>Few internal training or support resources ...
The Business Model <ul><ul><li>Issue or project focused </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cross-organizational </li></ul></ul><ul...
The Business Model <ul><li>Model  not  designed to provide: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ongoing support </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><...
The Pioneers <ul><li>1995  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>W.A. Jones/TCN  </li></ul></ul><ul><li>1996  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Braine...
Today <ul><li>Increasing  </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Use of intermediaries for technology assistance, training, support, an...
Tomorrow? <ul><li>ISO’s </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Targeted “circuit riding” </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Merchants ...
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Circuit Riding History and Timeline -- Circa 2005 -- from a small presentation at the NTEN NTC, Chicago 20005.

From my archive - Gavin Clabaugh

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  • Circuit Riding - History and Timeline

    1. 1. “ Circuit Riders” A Brief History
    2. 2. The Need <ul><li>The Year 1995 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Changing Market Conditions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Emerging Internet Access </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lagging effectiveness </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>tcn Capacity Survey … </li></ul></ul>
    3. 3. The Research <ul><li>Little formal recognition of technology </li></ul><ul><li>Few internal training or support resources </li></ul><ul><li>Overburdened or conflicted “systems” staff </li></ul><ul><li>Little or no management support </li></ul><ul><li>No lack of technology but a lack of expertise </li></ul><ul><li>Competing standards and competing (and untrusted) consultants </li></ul>
    4. 4. The Business Model <ul><ul><li>Issue or project focused </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cross-organizational </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Foundation “authorized” & subsidized </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Limited scope & focused goals </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Innovative application of technology around a project or campaign </li></ul></ul>“ Foundations-subsidized, program-focused, short-term, technical assistance – usually as part of a specific campaign or focus.”
    5. 5. The Business Model <ul><li>Model not designed to provide: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ongoing support </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ongoing maintenance </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Web page publishing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>IT staff </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>AV Updates </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Printer repairs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Yada, yada, yada… </li></ul></ul>
    6. 6. The Pioneers <ul><li>1995 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>W.A. Jones/TCN </li></ul></ul><ul><li>1996 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Brainerd/Bullitt (OneNorthWest) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>RFF (Rockefeller Technology Project AKA Tech Rocks) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>1997 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Support from Mott, Surdna, Kellogg, Packard, … </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Multiple ongoing projects “rider” projects </li></ul></ul><ul><li>1999 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Growth of ISO models (NPower..) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>2000 + </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Multiple models </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Multiple projects </li></ul></ul>
    7. 7. Today <ul><li>Increasing </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Use of intermediaries for technology assistance, training, support, and “eRider”-styled projects. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Mainstream foundation support of intermediaries as preferred (trusted) providers of support, assistance, and training. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Decreasing </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Direct involvement by Foundations in “eRider”-type projects. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Innovative applications as ISOs focus on infrastructure, support and maintenance issues. </li></ul></ul></ul>
    8. 8. Tomorrow? <ul><li>ISO’s </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Targeted “circuit riding” </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Merchants of Meaning </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Innovations </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>NTEN </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Field-building </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Standards of Practice </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Learning Communities </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Demonstrated Successes </li></ul></ul></ul>
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