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Lone Eagle Consulting Native American Broadband Applications



Presented for FCC Indian Training Initiative Conference, July, 2008

Presented for FCC Indian Training Initiative Conference, July, 2008



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  • Global Best Practices on ICT Capacity-building Activities for Rural Communities Presented for APEC TEL March 23, 2008 by Frank Odasz, President of Lone Eagle Consulting. Email: [email_address] Web: http://lone-eagles.com
  • Lone Eagle Consulting
    • 25 years of Rural ICT Innovations, 1983+
    • Rural, Remote and Indigenous Learners
    • Fast-track training and measurable outcomes
    • Designing Local, Regional, and National ICT Adoption Strategies
    • Teaching Teachers of Teachers of Teachers
    • Distance Learning Innovations
  • Wireless Six Miles from Town View slide
  • Home on the Range View slide
  • One Billion Online, Six to Go
  • Food for one week in US $341.98US
  • Food for one week in Ecuador $31.55US
  • Food for one week in Chad $1.23US
  • $100 laptop –Manual Power
  • ITU Indigenous ICT Conference
  • ICT Indigenous Commission of the Americas
  • Indigenous Women ICT Trainers
  • Weavers in Guatemala-Ecommerce?
  • Youthful Entrepreneur - Guatemala
  • In times of change, learners inherit the earth -Eric Fromm
  • Four Levels of Internet Self-empowerment
  • Aboriginal Women’s Telecommunications Roundtable, Ottawa, Canada
  • Social Engineering: Implementing Meaningful Rural ICT Capacity Building Metrics
    • Authentic metrics for what citizens actually do with ICTs defines Success
    • If no one is really benefiting as promised W e need to know why!
    • If genuine and positive outcomes are important to you PLEASE Make No Assumptions.
  • Koyukuk – Alaskan Native Village
  • Youth and Elders in Koyukuk
  • The First Digital Generation
  • Alaska 99% Broadband Access?
  • “ Planting seeds of entrepreneurship must begin early enough in a child’s primary education to establish entrepreneurship as a lifelong choice.” (Strengthening America’s Communities Initiative) http://lone-eagles.com/saci.htm
  • Eight Wellness Components Essential to a Healthy Village;
    • Safety
    • Health
    • Education
    • Enterpreneurship/Ecommerce
    • Social Services
    • Culture
    • Government
    • Entertainment
    • Donnie Morrison - Grassroots Champion: The Internet enables us to sell our services and the things we make to people around the world
  • Broadband Backbone Network www.work-global.com live local – work global 200 Mb SDH backbone 2000 users SDSL 802.11 wireless access network
  • www.work-global.com live local – work global
  • Community Learning is Everyone’s Responsibility
    • K12 Schools, Universities
    • Economic Developers
    • Government Agencies
    • Businesses
    • Elected community leaders
    • Parents, Youth, Citizens
    • Telecommunications Companies
  • The Community Inclusion Process
    • Begin with presentations to raise awareness that new knowledge bears new opportunities
    • Engage citizens in online learning and interaction on what’s already working for others like them
    • Identify local mentors interested in helping others learn and in developing for-profit mentoring services
    • Engage community leaders, K-12 administrators and educators in understanding key action strategies to build local capacity
  • Rural Web-raising Event Model
  • 17 Web Pages in 45 Minutes
  • Eleutian.com –Wyoming to Asia
  • The BIG Win-Win – Win Telcos Grow Their Markets, National Economies Prosper and Citizens Realize Authentic Benefits
    • Participatory Community Research
    • Provide Incentives to Task Citizens to Produce Results, and Give Them the Training and Support Necessary for Success
  • Defining BEST Broadband Applications
    • Telemedicine –highest benefit with minimal skill development
    • Voice Over Internet Protocol VOIP – Greatest Citizen participation and benefits with minimal training
    • Community Internet Radio and TV (and on-demand Instructional Videos/Podcasts)
    • 2-way Video with Peers and Mentors?
    • Distance Learning and Application Sharing
    • Ecommerce Support Services
  • Ideal Broadband Training “Skill Set” To Include
    • Advanced Email and Listserv Moderation
    • Advanced Searching Skills
    • Basic Web Self-publishing
    • Blogs, Vlogs, Wikis, Bookmarking (Del.ic.io.us) Really Simple Syndication (RSS,)
    • Content Management Systems?
    • Building Community Collaborative Capacity
    • Distance learning tools for peer mentoring
    • Cultural Sustainability and Multimedia Expression
    • Ecommerce Entrepreneurship
    • Transnational Activism
    • http://lone-eagles.com/essential-skills.htm
  • Rural Ecommerce and Telework Strategies
    • Entry level ecommerce: Ebay, ebay drop off centers
    • Affiliate programs, Google adwords
    • Webraisings – free ecommerce sites
    • Virtual Ecommerce Incubators E-marketing coops, community web business directories, Emalls
    • Ecommerce and Telework Support Networks
    • International trade facilitation networks
    • Micro-multi-nationals
    • Recognizing the Emergence of a global learning culture
  • Resources to Share: From My Family To Yours http://lone-eagles.com Thank You