Electronic Democracy WebTour
Citizenship is the American Ideal. There may be an army of actualities opposed to that ideal, but there is no ideal opposed to that ideal.
Spend three minutes at each of the following sites for a quick overview of resources available, and return to the sites you liked best for in-depth exploration.
Key Resources for Community Participatory Decision-Making,
and Electronic Democracy:
E-Democracy Resources from Steven Clift
Knowledge Democracy Center from Andrew Cohill
E-democracy Archives from Steven Clift
Includes resources and a newsletter
Votelink-the voice of the 'Net
Free on-line voting and discussions; See Teen Voting and discussions!
A clearinghouse for cause-related web collaborative activities. Select the Virtual Activist training course!
WebActive.com: Activist Group Directory
Here's a great searchable directory of "communities of interest;" citizens with a mission!
An Electronic Civil Liberties Library
From the Electronic Frontier Foundation: Select Netculture and Online community, and Cyberanthropology.
Minnesota E-Democracy Initiative
An exceptionally vigorous state initiative. Good source of links to similarly minded folks.
Home, School and Community Collaboration Models
Cyberfair Project from the Global Schoolhouse
http://www.gsh.org Select Collaborative Projects, then Cyberfair.
An Intl. competition for K12 students to create local web community content.
More School and Community Collaborative Services http://lone-eagles.com/curric.htm
Collaborative Learning Community Models and Resources
Web Authoring and Web Conferencing Resources
Select "Web Conferencing" and click on David Woolley's Web conferencing site!
Includes a guide to selecting web conferencing software. http://thinkofit.com/webconf/
A searchable directory of discussion forums on the web. Resources on community collaboration.
The Good Neighbor's Guide to Community Networking
Contains 11 Chapters on Ecommerce, youth-based community development, model sites and URLs,
plus a bibliography listing the best community networking guides and resources.
Mentoring Models Web tour: http://lone-eagles.com/mentor.htm
Federal Government Resources and Contacts
Thomas Jefferson Government Resources
Direct from the Library of Congress, here are extensive resources on current congressional activity; Bills, congressional records, advisory board reports, congressional Internet sites, and even email addresses and mailing label files for serious community activists.
Your first click for government resources.
Providing a comprehensive central access point for locating and acquiring government information.
League of Women Voters: DemocracyNet
The White House
Take the White House Tour!!
Guide to online mentoring and federal computer recycling program
Community Networking Resources
Community Networking Clearinghouse
Borrow the best ideas and resources from hundreds of other community networks and related organizations. Build on the best! EXTENSIVE RESOURCES!
ATT Community Networking primer
A good first article on the practical function and applications of community networks. Written for AT&T's 1996 Community Guide.
Community Bootstrap Grant Templates
Text from an actual grant proposal which is available for your use.
Many specific community projects are carefully articulated. For more grant templates, funding sources and tips on grantwriting see http://lone-eagles.com/asdnl8.htm and http://lone-eagles.com/granthelp.htm
Entrepreneurship and Economic Development Resources
Information condenses to knowledge which condenses to wisdom,
and value is created in an information economy.
Hotlist of Student Entrepreneurial Resources:
Wonderful listing of dozens of important resources for student entrepreneurship!
Adult and Youth Entrepreneurship Training Resources
Select Entrepreneurship, then Entrepreneurship resources! See end of listing for courses for K8-K12; Entrepreneurship Curriculum.
From Washington DC, the most electronically wired, educated, monied and politically charged community in the world; here are resources for learning how to grow an online business.
Business @ Home
Making a life while making a living.
Telecommuting Jobs Listing and How-To-Telecommute Handbook
Interesting focus for a home business; to teach others telecommuting skills.
Mining Company Telecommuting Resources
Home Office Association of America
SoHo (Small Office/Home Office Resources;) Excellent! See their resource links!
Community Networking Models
Association for Community Networking
A new organization created by many of the original pioneers.
500 local businesses and organizations have web sites posted. Includes text-based conferencing in a web-accessible format.
La Plaza Telecommunity
A rural tri-cultural community network which was the first to use a graphical interface.
Metropolitan Austin Information Network (MAIN)
A successful large urban community network.
*For more links and articles on "Building Learning Communities see http://lone-eagles.com/teled.htm and http://lone-eagles.com/aspen.htm