Frank Odasz, M.A., President and CEO, Lone Eagle Consulting,
In 1982 Frank
Frank served on the founding boards for both the Consortium for School Networking and the Association for Community Networking. Frank has been a very popular presenter providing rural community workshops for the Kellogg “Managing Information in Rural America” project, workshops for educators for the International Thinkquest Competition, CTCnet national conferences, AFCN-cosponsored community networking conferences, and has advised on grant applications for the Hewlett Packard Digital Village initiative, as well as U.S. Dept. of Ed. Office of Migrant Education technology projects.
In 2002, he created Rural Ecommerce and Telework Strategies as a non-credit first online course specifically for rural learners. Currently over 40 rural adults, and 20 Athabascan High School youth are enrolled in the Rural Ecommerce course. Frank has been the keynote speaker for the Rural Workforce national conference three years in a row and for many other Ecommerce conferences including the National Native American Employment and Training conference, 2003. Additional Ecommerce presentations are listed at http://lone-eagles.com/new.htm .
Frank has been teaching rural
citizens and teachers consecutively since 1988. Among the other online courses
he has created are Classroom Collaboration on the Internet; Mentoring Online;
How to Create and Teach an Online Class; Making the Best Use of Internet for
K-12 Instruction; and Designing Online Curriculum for K-12 Instruction. Frank
teaches online graduate courses for
Specializing in fast-track Internet training for rural, remote, and indigenous learners for the last 20 years, Frank has traveled over half a million miles presenting at national and international conferences on online learning, community networking, and rural Ecommerce. Frank has diverse experience working with Alaskan villages and rural communities. Frank’s work has been recognized for excellence by four congressional reports, the White House, and dozens of books and publications. Resume: http://lone-eagles.com/articles/frank.htm
An Internet search for “Frank Odasz” or “Big Sky Telegraph” or “Lone Eagle Consulting” and a review of the original and collected resources at http://lone-eagles.com/ will give a quick idea of the extent of experience and resources Lone Eagle consulting brings to this project. And of the extent of the national and international impact of ongoing sharing of these unique resources.
Lone Eagle will provide unrestricted use of all previously developed curriculum and resources which are documented as a direct result from $30,000 of specific contracts. Frank Odasz will serve as master trainer providing key presentations, workshops, online training and mentoring, as well as co-administering the project.
A 20 page history of Frank Odasz written
for a book as a history of online learning from a rural perspective
is at http://lone-eagles.com/history.htm