To: Barbara Brown, NTIA/BTOP at (202) 482-4374 or email@example.com
Mary Campanola, USDA/RUS at (202) 720-8822 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Re: Public Input on NTIA/BTOP and USDA/RUS grant guidelines and accountability,
Emailed April 13th, 2009 to email@example.com
Online at http://lone-eagles.com/getitright.htm
Formatted Word doc: http://lone-eagles.com/NTIA-USDA-Guidelines.doc
From: Frank Odasz, Lone Eagle Consulting
2200 Rebich Lane, Dillon, Montana 59725
PH: 406 683 6260, Cell: 406 925 2519
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Web: www.lone-eagles.com
America’s Historic Challenge to Fund Mass Innovation
without the risks of political backlash due to lack of documented results
The U.S. Government needs to enact an effective ongoing process immediately for identifying the best broadband training innovations for national replication and distribution. Consider creating an Office of Broadband Best Practices for Sustainable Families focused on identification and dissemination of best practices as they emerge – with rapid turn-around using social media and video-storytelling of successful replicable strategies.
Presuming “any” training program can turn broadband access into jobs in the short term is an example of the naiveté of the U.S. government having not paid close enough attention to the impacts, or lack thereof, of ten years of lessons learned from broadband deployment. Best practices are not at all obvious to anyone. Ideal curriculums for community technology centers, (CTCs) and/or citizen engagement methodologies for local community networks to produce socio-economic capacity are still in their infancy. What gets measured - gets done.
America’s ideal opportunity related to the Obama administration’s new openness is to design these grants programs with incentives to create an intelligent “self-learning community” where grantees are tasked with effective visible collaborative sharing of innovations as they emerge. Grantees should to be required to publically maintain web postings of their measurable outcomes, replicable training strategies, essential content, sharable curriculum, and success stories using new media. Peer evaluations via social media have proven to be very effective. Consider that perhaps the only way to manage assessments for the volume of projected projects is through peer evaluations and social media as has been demonstrated on Youtube and many other such sites.
NTIA/USDA can provide funding incentives as well as social recognition for effective online peer mentoring, community service engagement levels, and cross-project sharing of essential online resources. NTIA/USDA programs must become a smart celebration of American innovation, such that the whole world benefits.
This can only happen by intent and design.
Author’s Note: March 2008, NTIA and APEC asked Lone Eagle Consulting to present in Tokyo, for 21 nations on Global Rural Broadband Best Practices. It is time to recognize the need to address emerging best practices in a world of booming bottom up innovations. Educated leadership is essential at all levels of government. Lone Eagle’s Extensive resources and recent advocacy articles for American Innovation are at http://lone-eagles.com/guides.htm
In 2000, when NTIA asked Lone Eagle Consulting to report on ten years of rural innovation with the Big Sky Telegraph, 1988-1998, five minutes were given, only. Let us hope that with the new openness, we might reconnect at a more meaningful level. There is much to share.
The suggestions with this formal input document reflect 20+ years experience with direct involvement nationally regarding the evolution of E-learning, teaching teachers online, and community networking - with emphasis on remote, rural and indigenous learners and communities. The last ten years have focused on developing online curriculum for Rural Ecommerce and Telework Strategies via grants from USDOL and USDA, and others.
The expertise and reputation of Lone Eagle Consulting are well established; Founding Board member of the Association for Community Networking, www.afcn.org Founding Board member for the Consortium for School Networking, www.cosn.org, Community networking director for the CTC Vista Project www.comtechreview.org, cited for excellence by the Whitehouse and Congressional OTA four times, etc..
Author's Background, Bios, and Resume: http://lone-eagles.com/articles/frank.htm Published history http://lone-eagles.com/history.htm Latest Update: http://lone-eagles.com/expertise.htm Google "Frank Odasz" "Lone Eagle Consulting" and "Rural Ecommerce" to assess the quality and extent of online resources distributed without restriction. Please facilitate the sharing of these resources via your programs to avoid wasted effort duplicating these extensive collections of the best-of-the-best. 700+ web pages of resources searchable via an internal search engine are at http://lone-eagles.com
The FCC has posted Lone Eagle’s Broadband Training Best Practices http://lone-eagles.com/best.htm on their www.fcc.gov/indians site (listed as Examples of Broadband Training Best Practices) in their Internet Resources listing: http://www.fcc.gov/indians/internetresources/
(See the Appendix at the end of this document)
Public Input on NTIA/BTOP and USDA/RUS Grant Guidelines and Accountability:
Can Americans identify replicable broadband training best practices in a world of booming bottom-up entrepreneurial innovations, in time to produce jobs on a massive scale?
Yes, we can. (Quoted from Rural Broadband Challenge http://matr.net/article-32886.html )
We all feel great compassion for the logistical challenges America, and particularly NTIA/BTOP and USDA/RUS faces. The success of these historic grant programs is a global issue and opportunity. The U.S. Government needs to enact an effective ongoing process immediately for identifying the best broadband training innovations for national replication and distribution. Existing best practices, and those due to emerge in the short term, as a result of stimulus funding, will require thorough quality assessments. It is essential we get this right the first time.
In short, NTIA/USDA stimulus grants need to stimulate grassroots innovation by sharing the responsibility to develop new metrics for success with all grantees. Below are recommendations proposed as a draft of your new NTIA/BTOP and USDA/RUS grant guidelines. The former Congressional Office of Technology Assessment served as a model which studied in-depth issues that too few had the time or expertise to address. Consider creating an Office of Broadband Best Practices for Sustainable Families focused on identification and dissemination of best practices as they emerge – with rapid turn-around using social media and video-storytelling of successful replicable strategies.
America’s ideal opportunity related to the Obama administration’s new openness is to design these grants programs with incentives to create an intelligent “self-learning community” where everyone is tasked with effective visible collaborative sharing of innovations as they emerge; and to be required to publically maintain web postings of their measurable outcomes, replicable training strategies, essential content, sharable curriculum, and success stories using new media. NTIA/USDA can provide incentives such as social recognition for effective online peer mentoring, community service engagement levels, and cross-project sharing of essential online resources. NTIA/USDA programs must become a smart celebration of American innovation, such that the whole world benefits.
For 25 years, American citizens have watched as the politics of control and the politics of appearances have dominated government spending related to Internet infrastructure, e-learning, community tech centers, and community networking (NTIA/TOP.) Generally, those in power do not have the necessary in-depth understanding of the human dynamics necessary for best implementation for sustained measurable techno-social and economic outcomes. This is like an educational system without assessments or standards. Outcomes are presumed and hoped for, but never quantified. IBM, Google, and many others say that we need to use existing infrastructure across all sectors “Smarter.” America can do better – by engaging all Americans directly.
The new openness of the Obama/Biden administration coincides with the emerging trend toward the politics of transparency. Assumptions can no longer be tolerated in these dire times. Phrases like bridging the digital divide are generalities. We must do better. We must do our homework and study lessons learned from the last twenty years of grassroots innovation, and educate ourselves on the current state-of-the-art for broadband training best practices which truly produce…
“Real Results for Real People.”
Wasteful Policies Exist, Two Examples:
1. Requiring telecos to create community tech centers but not assessing the quality and outcomes of their training programs, whether centers are actively promoted, or how many citizens participate or how many skills are transferred or how many new web-based businesses created, simply creates empty centers as a loss leader for telcos to get federal subsidies for their infrastructure build-outs.
2. Alaskan Native villages receive 90% Erate subsidies for duplicate connectivity for education, health, business, and since telcos are “not in the training business” unused (satellite) bandwidth is resold again and again – creating huge profits and leaving no incentive for serious training or measurable socio-economic outcomes. Tens of millions in subsidies are routinely pocketed by telcos with no one representing the needs of the people, or the taxpayers. Misrepresentation of “broadband” is too common, such as calling 256kb shared via satellite “broadband” when actual speeds are 68kb or less.
Soundbyte Summary: America’s ideal opportunity related to the Obama administration’s new openness is to design these grants programs with incentives to create an intelligent “self-learning community” where grantees are tasked with effective visible collaborative sharing of innovations as they emerge. Grantees should to be required to publically maintain web postings of their measurable outcomes, replicable training strategies, essential content, sharable curriculum, and success stories using new media.
Peer evaluations via social media have proven to be very effective. Consider that perhaps the only way to manage assessments for the volume of projected projects is through peer evaluations and social media as has been demonstrated on Youtube and many other such sites.
Future funding should require documentation for effective collaborative sharing. If we all share what we know, we’ll all have access to all our knowledge. This can only happen by intent and design.
The Lone Eagle Consulting Recommended Draft Narrative for Funding Guidelines:
America’s Grassroots Broadband Innovation Competition
Never before in history as so much depended on human cooperation and innovation. Americans have the challenge to show the world how effective innovative Collabo-ACTION can be, in the short term, as a direct outcome of the historic economic stimulus and NTIA/BTOP/USDA programs. Incentives to innovate and to create new metrics are essential, “Measurements define Success.”
What gets measured - gets done.
When NTIA and APEC asked Lone Eagle Consulting to present for 21 nations in Tokyo for APEC’s Global Rural ICT Summit, a whitepaper was produced based on 20+ years working with rural Internet access projects, community networks and community technology centers. The themes of this timely whitepaper on “Social Engineering” were validated as the biggest issue by every other presenter. (See Appendix)
Getting people motivated to share the vision of the “promise of Broadband” is a delicate cultural paradigm shift, particularly for adults. However, with President Obama’s vision providing leadership at the top, the global stage is set for a revolution combining caring and connectivity with common sense. (The Lone Eagle Update has extensive writing on this pivotal issue. http://lone-eagles.com/update2009.htm) All Lone Eagle resources are online without restriction, as a social entrepreneurship contribution to the cause.
Using the following curriculum examples as a baseline model can prevent waste of funding using lower quality curriculums. A friendly spirit of competitiveness would stimulate innovation. Recommended is that everyone should be creating and sharing their own mash-ups of the best-of-the-best, and co-developing robust baseline curriculum quality standards. Everyone should also be involved in the peer evaluation process as a means of keeping everyone up to the same instant of progress.
For example, the following Ecommerce curriculum model points to other key model curriculums for comparison, as demonstrated in lesson one in the “A Beginner’s Guide to Profiting from the Internet.” http://lone-eagles.com/ecom.htm (created for USDA along with many other similar curriculums, see samples in the appendix.) Alaskan Native version: http://lone-eagles.com/akecom.htm
Social Media Applied to a Youth-driven Viral Training Model:
One BIG opportunity is to identify broadband training best practices so rural communities, Alaskan Native villages, and all Native communities, with broadband can be economically revitalized in the short term. Currently, even most rural communities and villages with broadband are still suffering serious out-migration due to lack of smart programs offering “Broadband Training Best Practices.“
To demonstrate “best practices” innovations, a Lone Eagle Train-the-Trainers program for Alaskan Native youth on state-of-the-art broadband entrepreneurship is underway in Alaska. An online class on 21st Century Workforce Basics has been developed for Alaskan Native youth leveraging digital social media, free web tools, online videos and more - in a Train-the-Trainers model that fits President Obama's call for openness, transparency, local community impacts, community service engagement, and grassroots innovation.
Through this, or similar, scalable online models - more American citizens and tribal members can benefit than through any other existing methods, at less cost, and in the short term. Google Groups is used for the private interaction between participants while showcasing the best integrated Google tools. The end goal is for youth to gain the skills to teach the course to others for-profit or as volunteers, and to be prepared to create their own Instructional Entrepreneurship businesses.
All lesson content is publicly accessible…
April 2009: The 21st Century Learn, Earn, and Serve Academy is online
http://lone-eagles.com/workforce101.htm Resources include a blog, a wiki, a youtube channel, and a Ning social network. A wide array of new media applications and presentations are planned.
The Missing Piece: Broadband Entrepreneurship and Innovation Training
It is a fact. Most rural development organizations, and telcos, have not provided broadband entrepreneurship training. The current leadership generation suffers a bias against technology training. One big challenge for the economic stimulus bill is separating those who just want the stimulus money, from those willing and able to innovate and who are truly committed to producing measurable outcomes. Critics are already lining up to showcase the lack of impacts, but properly positioned, the guidelines can make it clear that it is up to American Citizens to innovate and invent and assure “Real Benefits for Real People.“
Ample models for success already exist. However, they just have yet to be identified, celebrated, and replicated. NTIA/USDA should gather and disseminate enough genuine examples of success stories, quality training resources, and accounts by vocal grassroots champions to raise the bar for all by presenting a starting “standard of excellence” from which successful grantees will be tasked to improve on to qualify for funding.
America’s greatest risk is funding too many projects focusing on obsolete curriculum models and vague generalities (like “bridging the digital divide”) and assumptions (that broadband best practices are obvious to all.) Keeping everyone to the same instant of progress in an age of accelerating change, and innovation, is America’s greatest opportunity.
The tools exist, as well as proven methodologies for mass participation, content-creating, peer-mentoring, and sharing. Grantees should submit their best innovations for peer evaluation and sharing. Creating and disseminating short videos via Internet showing what’s already known, would be an effective way of establishing a baseline of excellence required by grantees, as well as grant reviewers. Simple Examples: www.youtube.com/fodasz
Next Stage Funding should be based on measurable outcomes resulting from Spring 2009 grant awards. Getting all Americans involved in the reinvention of America and the Global economy is necessary, and with a little forethought, viable and necessary.
The viral phenomenal growth potential of meaningful use of social media has already been demonstrated. The dynamics require an inclusive vision, simple entry-level training, and social recognition for those who help others in visible, measurable ways. Done correctly, this becomes self perpetuating and can grow exponentially.
Everyone both learn and teacher, all the time.
Funding Guideline Priorities:
Successful Grantees will be judged on their proposed designs for practical innovations and new metrics for the following measurable outcomes:
1. Cost savings through widespread local and regional participation of citizens as mentors and volunteers, online and offline (# citizen participants)
2. Growing rapid awareness in the short term through use of traditional media (TV, Radio, Newspapers) and new web-based media to tell success stories of broadband applications in Health/Wellness, education, economic development, community service, and socio-economic capacity building. (I.E. Public awareness raising around a common vision for everyone to get involved in meaningful activity.) Specifically, engagement in community service in the short term, designed as an up-skilling opportunity aimed at generating new employability skills and measurable socio-economic capacity. More: http://lone-eagles.com/mentoring-mission.htm
3. Cost savings related to integrated applications addressing simultaneous broadband training best practices for Health/Wellness, education, economic development, community service, and socio-economic capacity building. Umbrella concept:
Best Practices for Sustainable Families: http://lone-eagles.com/montana-center.htm
4. Identification of a motivational vision and action plan to engage citizens in purposeful service learning activities designed to produce measurable, visible outcomes in the short term. Address an action strategy for “Why Broadband, What’s in it for me?” Gathering innovations from other communities worldwide needs to be understood as more than viable, it is fundamentally essential, to become a Globally Integrated Community.
5. Community E-readiness metrics should be required to assure mass participation with emphasis on community service and everyone engaged in 21st Century Workforce Basics skill development. Creating a competitive dynamic between rural communities as to who can best articulate a common vision, and instigate mass participation and motivation is timely and strongly recommended. Similar to friendly basketball competitions, having communities watching emerging innovations on each others’ web site will dramatically accelerate citizen participation, innovation, and the level of peer mentoring, and development of local web-business web sites. Many E-readiness metric models exist: Ex. www.birraproject.net (see the E-ladder)
6. Identification of Broadband Training Best Practices – The Future has already arrived, it just hasn’t been evenly distributed. Identification of the best existing innovations is greatly needed in the short term, and an ongoing methodology for recognizing new innovations for rapid dissemination as they emerge has become an essential need and opportunity. Ex. Peer Evaluation and social media methods are already proven.
As they evolve and change, best practices will be defined as: What’s the best training suitable for the most persons requiring the least cost, time, energy, and prerequisite literacy to produce short term measurable outcomes such as jobs, 21st Century skills, community service initiatives, socio-economic capacity-building and related new opportunities? Priorities are blue collar workers, high school dropouts, retirees, displaced workers, single parents, and individuals with disabilities, notably disabled vets.
Launching April 2009 in Alaska, the 21st Century Learn, Earn, and Serve Academy http://lone-eagles.com/workforce101.htm is designed for HS Drop-outs, and all the above, as a fast-track online course on 21st Century Workforce Readiness.
7. Community grants should present a draft press release with projected outcome metrics for their fast-track timeline detailing what they intend to accomplish regarding; the number of citizens engaged, the number of new skills transferred, the number of citizens involved in mentoring the skills transfer to others, online and face-to-face, etc. Peer evaluations should be required for the value and volume of essential content provided online.
A key qualifying requirement should be the number of collaborative partnerships established for the ongoing online sharing of success stories, online mentors, essential content, and emerging innovations with emphasis on best practices. Innovations expanding on this collabor-ACTION baseline should be specifically invited. Models for Community Broadband Readiness need to be generated from the bottom up. Additional funding should be tied to the first Funding Round’s successes and outcomes, such as demonstrated collaborative effectiveness with peer projects.
8. Monitoring which community curriculum and innovations are most widely replicated will prove to be an important peer evaluation dynamic with huge relevance for identification of the highest quality and most scalable train-the-trainer, peer mentoring, and service learning program models - to be replicated elsewhere.
Address Broadband Training and Content Best Practices for
Sustainable Families by Integrating….
- JOBS: 21st Century Workforce Jobs Facilitation
- ENERGY: Green Clean Sustainable Lifestyles Education on Alternative Energy Cost-Saving Solutions
- HEALTH: Community Wellness Broadband Applications, home-based education, homecare, peer-mentoring
- E-LEARNING FOR ALL: Local Mentors: A Virtual Support Network
- GLOBAL CITIZENSHIP: Thinking Globally, Acting Locally. Global Service Learning and International trade.
- CULTURAL SUSTAINABILITY: Digital Storytelling and Culture Expression; establishing a global voice.
(An expanded outline is at http://lone-eagles.com/montana-center.htm )
9. Economic Development: Specify “Broadband Entrepreneurship” Grants: Successful grantees shall identify past advocacy and curriculum addressing the promise of broadband for ecommerce, telework and related economic activities. Specific training curriculum should be referenced along with measurable outcomes and past success stories. See http://lone-eagles.com/cyberbridges.htm for examples of baseline broadband training best practices identified for individuals, communities, and statewide initiatives. And acknowledge the many successful ecommerce models using dial-up.
10. The number and diversity of collabor-ACTION partners will be key to success and a detailed technical plan for social media and e-learning tools to facilitation the gathering and ongoing dissemination of broadband entrepreneurship training best practices should include specific reference to on-site and virtual Broadband Entrepreneurship incubators with emphasis on providing services to accelerate the proliferation of large numbers of new business websites, ecommerce businesses, and local telework job matching services.
11. State Funding Requirements: Mainstream media should be used to tell ecommerce and telework success stories and rapidly raise awareness on how many successes already exist, across the successive levels of Internet access. For example, thousands of success stories use dial-up for eBay and maintaining websites hosted on servers with fast access to the Internet. The best viable models for each level of Internet access need to be identified to counter assumptions that only very high speed access can be used entrepreneurially. Acknowledging “Low-cost, High Imagination” *SMARTER models will create many surprises. The ratio of online work-at-home scams to real opportunities is 54:1 – the need exists to validate honest solutions. Those most vulnerable to computer fraud are the uninformed, and misinformed. If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.
A low-cost statewide Digital Literacy and Digital Inclusion model with incentives and metrics on effectiveness can be created with a single online set of lessons, using Youtube videos, “how-to” video captures, and other free social media tools…to answer the question: “Why Broadband? What’s in it for me?” http://lone-eagles.com/montanan-innovations.htm Creating a competitive dynamic between states as to who can best articulate a common vision, and instigate mass participation and motivation is timely and strongly recommended.
12. Fund Social entrepreneurship businesses and private entities who can provide a track record of having served the public good should be considered for funding. Many corporations have out-innovated most universities with E-learning and effective online collaboration. Corporations are generally more entrepreneurially oriented than universities.
13. Open fiber, open source software, open knowledge sharing, net neutrality and other themes for sharing knowledge and access must be embraced or monopolistic interests will severely limited America’s ability to innovate and bootstrap.
APPENDIX: Benchmark resources to be shared without restriction:
IF America’s K12 educational institutions require educational standards,
so should community education programs and community technology centers require standards - across sectors - for Broadband Training Best Practices.
Below are basic baseline models with which to help citizens and communities begin, with the challenge for them to improve upon these by creating their own local mash-ups of their best of the “best-of-the-best.”
The FCC has posted the following broadband training best practices http://lone-eagles.com/best.htm on their www.fcc.gov/indians site (listed as Examples of Broadband Training Best Practices) in their Internet Resources listing: http://www.fcc.gov/indians/internetresources/
For Individuals seeking to understand Broadband Entrepreneurship:
Here is a first online course for rural adults who have never taken an online course:
"A Beginner's Guide to Profiting from the Internet." http://lone-eagles.com/ecom.htm
Alaskan Native Version: http://lone-eagles.com/akecom.htm With copious online mentoring and encouragement this course is intended as a primarily self-directed hands-on exploration of many of the best existing resources by category. An update would include short videos, podcasts, and screencast presentations of specific web resources. I've been learning a lot of the newer social media distance learning techniques and am eager to put them to good use.
April 2009: The 21st Century Learn, Earn, and Serve Academy is online http://lone-eagles.com/workforce101.htm
Echoes in the Electronic Wind; A Cross-cultural Guide to the Internet
For Communities in association with the USDOL Ecommerce demonstration project,
A locally driven five step process was offered for Ecommerce awareness and adoption.
A short Smart Community Quiz with replicable model community website innovations is at http://lone-eagles.com/smart.htm
Host a Web-Raising workshop where all attendees create free ecommerce web pages were created in under 45 minutes? Tutorial at http://lone-eagles.com/tutorial.htm Windows Live now offers free ecommerce web sites.
Create cultural flipalbums with narrated digital photos of print photos from family scrapbooks, the tutorial at http://lone-eagles.com/flipalbumtutorial.htm Very popular and fun to do. More options are in my update link below, including my latest online graduate course for educators on social media basics.
A two day youth workshop for the Coeur d'Alene tribe as documented at http://lone-eagles.com/workshop.htm Youth did web pages, flipalbums, editing videos created with web cams, and much more. Note - youth learn ten times faster than adults so your workshop needs to be tailored to the audience.
Rural Ecommerce and Telework Strategies: http://lone-eagles.com/eguide.htm
A 200 page rural leadership guide was also created and printed:
and Tribal Communities of Communities:
Broadband Applications Awareness Raising:
This simple start to a statewide broadband awareness program was recently proposed to both Alaskan and Montanan leaders. The core idea is to offer a free online course with three tracks - simple video overviews for adult leaders, classroom ready entrepreneurship curriculum for educators, and hands-on advanced self-directed lessons for youth.
Digital Literacy and Digital Inclusion Best Practices
Letter to Governor Brian Schweitzer http://lone-eagles.com/support-montanans.htm
Montana Center for Sustainable Rural Families
A feasibility study proposal to identify broadband training best practices in partnership with Montana's IBM sponsored Rocky Mountain Supercomputer Centers, INC.
Final proposal summary http://lone-eagles.com/excellence.htm
Near final draft http://lone-eagles.com/center-feasibility-study.htm
First long draft (includes articulated needs in detail) http://lone-eagles.com/dillon-center.htm
Lone Eagle Update
http://lone-eagles.com/expertise.htm Links to the best of Lone Eagle Consulting, including….
Global Rural Broadband Best Practices (ICT) conference in Tokyo, March 2008, where Lone Eagle Presented for a 21 nations at the request of NTIA and APEC:
The Global Rural ICT conference context is described at http://lone-eagles.com/tokyo-report.htm
The Lone Eagle formal 15 page whitepaper has MT and AK case studies:
A short summary of the draft report advising global collaboration regarding rural telecenters best practices is http://lone-eagles.com/tokyo-summary.htm
Final conference report with lessons learned from 21 nations
The Rural Broadband Challenge: Use It - E-commerce successes in rural Montana
Lone Eagle's published response to challenges as to whether rural broadband can produce jobs.
Health I.T, Rural Broadband, and Common Sense
http://lone-eagles.com/natoahealthodasz.pdf Best Author Biographical Summary.
What’s Broadband Done for You Lately? A Primer on What IS Broadband.
Wanted: Broadband and Broader Minds (See the Navajo Youth Chocolate Success Story )
Grant Templates for Rural and Native American Communities, Alaskan Native Villages
Ex. Fort Peck Community Ecommerce Incubator
Much more, all to be shared to accelerate rural innovation for Global Citizens Everywhere!
Sample Online 21st Century Workforce Curriculum Resources:
Online course on “A Beginner’s Guide to Profiting From the Internet.”
http://lone-eagles.com/akecom.htm (for Alaskan Natives) Non-native version: http://lone-eagles.com/ecom.htm
21st Century Workforce Basics: Spring 2009, funded by the Alaska Dept. of Labor
An online course for Alaskan Native youth who have dropped out of HS
Host a Web-raising event: http://lone-eagles.com/web-raising.htm
Includes full listing of Lone Eagle online curriculum; including two Graduate level courses for Educators