Lone Eagle Consulting Native American Broadband Applications


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Lone Eagle Consulting Native American Broadband Applications

  1. 1. 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
  2. 2. Lone Eagle Consulting <ul><li>25 years of Rural ICT Innovations, 1983+ </li></ul><ul><li>Rural, Remote and Indigenous Learners </li></ul><ul><li>Fast-track training and measurable outcomes </li></ul><ul><li>Designing Local, Regional, and National ICT Adoption Strategies </li></ul><ul><li>Teaching Teachers of Teachers of Teachers </li></ul><ul><li>Distance Learning Innovations </li></ul>
  3. 3. Wireless Six Miles from Town
  4. 4. Home on the Range
  5. 5. One Billion Online, Six to Go
  6. 6. Food for one week in US $341.98US
  7. 7. Food for one week in Ecuador $31.55US
  8. 8. Food for one week in Chad $1.23US
  9. 9. $100 laptop –Manual Power
  10. 10. ITU Indigenous ICT Conference
  11. 11. ICT Indigenous Commission of the Americas
  12. 12. Indigenous Women ICT Trainers
  13. 13. Weavers in Guatemala-Ecommerce?
  14. 14. Youthful Entrepreneur - Guatemala
  15. 15. In times of change, learners inherit the earth -Eric Fromm
  16. 16. Four Levels of Internet Self-empowerment
  17. 17. Aboriginal Women’s Telecommunications Roundtable, Ottawa, Canada
  18. 18. Social Engineering: Implementing Meaningful Rural ICT Capacity Building Metrics <ul><li>Authentic metrics for what citizens actually do with ICTs defines Success </li></ul><ul><li>If no one is really benefiting as promised W e need to know why! </li></ul><ul><li>If genuine and positive outcomes are important to you PLEASE Make No Assumptions. </li></ul>
  19. 19. Koyukuk – Alaskan Native Village
  20. 20. Youth and Elders in Koyukuk
  21. 21. The First Digital Generation
  22. 22. Alaska 99% Broadband Access?
  23. 23. “ 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
  24. 24. Eight Wellness Components Essential to a Healthy Village; <ul><li>Safety </li></ul><ul><li>Health </li></ul><ul><li>Education </li></ul><ul><li>Enterpreneurship/Ecommerce </li></ul><ul><li>Social Services </li></ul><ul><li>Culture </li></ul><ul><li>Government </li></ul><ul><li>Entertainment </li></ul>
  25. 25. <ul><li>Donnie Morrison - Grassroots Champion: The Internet enables us to sell our services and the things we make to people around the world </li></ul>
  26. 26. Broadband Backbone Network www.work-global.com live local – work global 200 Mb SDH backbone 2000 users SDSL 802.11 wireless access network
  27. 27. www.work-global.com live local – work global
  28. 28. Community Learning is Everyone’s Responsibility <ul><li>K12 Schools, Universities </li></ul><ul><li>Economic Developers </li></ul><ul><li>Government Agencies </li></ul><ul><li>Businesses </li></ul><ul><li>Elected community leaders </li></ul><ul><li>Parents, Youth, Citizens </li></ul><ul><li>Telecommunications Companies </li></ul>
  29. 29. The Community Inclusion Process <ul><li>Begin with presentations to raise awareness that new knowledge bears new opportunities </li></ul><ul><li>Engage citizens in online learning and interaction on what’s already working for others like them </li></ul><ul><li>Identify local mentors interested in helping others learn and in developing for-profit mentoring services </li></ul><ul><li>Engage community leaders, K-12 administrators and educators in understanding key action strategies to build local capacity </li></ul>
  30. 30. Rural Web-raising Event Model
  31. 31. 17 Web Pages in 45 Minutes
  32. 32. Eleutian.com –Wyoming to Asia
  33. 33. The BIG Win-Win – Win Telcos Grow Their Markets, National Economies Prosper and Citizens Realize Authentic Benefits <ul><li>Participatory Community Research </li></ul><ul><li>Provide Incentives to Task Citizens to Produce Results, and Give Them the Training and Support Necessary for Success </li></ul>
  34. 34. Defining BEST Broadband Applications <ul><li>Telemedicine –highest benefit with minimal skill development </li></ul><ul><li>Voice Over Internet Protocol VOIP – Greatest Citizen participation and benefits with minimal training </li></ul><ul><li>Community Internet Radio and TV (and on-demand Instructional Videos/Podcasts) </li></ul><ul><li>2-way Video with Peers and Mentors? </li></ul><ul><li>Distance Learning and Application Sharing </li></ul><ul><li>Ecommerce Support Services </li></ul>
  35. 35. Ideal Broadband Training “Skill Set” To Include <ul><li>Advanced Email and Listserv Moderation </li></ul><ul><li>Advanced Searching Skills </li></ul><ul><li>Basic Web Self-publishing </li></ul><ul><li>Blogs, Vlogs, Wikis, Bookmarking (Del.ic.io.us) Really Simple Syndication (RSS,) </li></ul><ul><li>Content Management Systems? </li></ul><ul><li>Building Community Collaborative Capacity </li></ul><ul><li>Distance learning tools for peer mentoring </li></ul><ul><li>Cultural Sustainability and Multimedia Expression </li></ul><ul><li>Ecommerce Entrepreneurship </li></ul><ul><li>Transnational Activism </li></ul><ul><li>http://lone-eagles.com/essential-skills.htm </li></ul>
  36. 36. Rural Ecommerce and Telework Strategies <ul><li>Entry level ecommerce: Ebay, ebay drop off centers </li></ul><ul><li>Affiliate programs, Google adwords </li></ul><ul><li>Webraisings – free ecommerce sites </li></ul><ul><li>Virtual Ecommerce Incubators E-marketing coops, community web business directories, Emalls </li></ul><ul><li>Ecommerce and Telework Support Networks </li></ul><ul><li>International trade facilitation networks </li></ul><ul><li>Micro-multi-nationals </li></ul><ul><li>Recognizing the Emergence of a global learning culture </li></ul>
  37. 37. Resources to Share: From My Family To Yours http://lone-eagles.com Thank You
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