|Frank Odasz . . .|
. . . (Lone Eagle Consulting) founded the Big Sky Telegraph and co-founded the Consortium for School Networking (CoSN) . He has served as a senior advisor on community networking to the Morino Institute and as a member of the Institute's web review team. He has also been an advisor to the Online Internet Institute, Princeton, New Jersey. Frank has also served on the advisory boards of Hawaii Online, the Online Chronicle of Distance Learning, the Rural Datafication Conference, the "Creating Teacher Connections" Annenberg project, the Community Networking Institute (Kearney, Nebraska), the NSF/Network Montana Community Networking Project, and the US WEST Montana Teachers Network.
He was listed as one of the one hundred most influential people in
the microcomputer industry by Microtimes Magazine, in1990. Under his
leadership, Big Sky Telegraph has been cited for excellence in four
reports by the Congressional Office of Technology Assessment, and
by a major study on rural telecommunications and economic development
produced for the U.S. Telephone Association by Mesa, Inc. Big Sky
Telegraph was included in 1992 NII White House Agenda report as a
network model of excellence.
Among his publications are "Issues in the Development of Community
Cooperative Networks" (Harvard); "Online Teaching: A Significant
New Pedagogy" (Journal for the U.S. Distance Learning Association);
and "Community Economic Development Networks; A Grassroots Leadership
Challenge" (Internet Research Journal).
Frank received his undergraduate degree in psychology from the
University of California-Davis, and his M.A. in instructional
technology from the University of Wyoming. He has taught educational
technology, programming, telecommunications, and microcomputer
applications at the University of Colorado, and has also created
online courses on how to create and teach an online course,
telecollaborating on the Internet, and mentoring online.