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Lone Eagle Broadband Entrepreneurship and Social Media Training

Teaching Independence, Imagination, Innovation

Online at http://lone-eagles.com/expertise.htm

Send Comments to Frank Odasz, Email: frank@lone-eagles.com

Master Train-the-Trainer, Frank Odasz, has been teaching online since 1988 and is well known as one of the early pioneers of online learning, and rural community networking. With 25 years experience as an online “Teacher of Teachers,” Frank Odasz, is an internationally recognized expert on rural and indigenous broadband empowerment.

The following resources are to be shared without restriction with rural, remote, and Indigenous Internet Learners and include grant templates, online courses, articles.  Our goal is to be part of the creation of individual and community success stories.  Much creative work building on the following is underway. Updates are available for community partners who agree to share resources and success stories.

Lone Eagle Consulting’s Existing "People-Ready" Broadband Entrepreneurship and Digital Literacy Curriculum

Extensive “People-Ready” curriculum has already been developed by Lone Eagle Consulting and is online and available without restriction. Since 1988, all Lone Eagle curriculum have focused on gathering and disseminating the best of the best web resources with the following online courses serving as a brokerage of the highest quality resources. Links not already listed below are available at http://lone-eagles.com/miba2009.htm   or by request.

Two Graduate Online Courses for Alaskan Educators taught by Lone Eagle Consulting for the last ten years via the Alaska Staff Development Network and Alaska Pacific University. All lessons are online and include the following listing of final projects created by the rural teachers in these classes  http://lone-eagles.com/teachercreated.htm  For example: Renee Estelle's online course for students to create their own electronic portfolios http://eportfoliocourse.bravehost.com/ 

A Beginner’s Guide to Profiting from the Internet – Ten two-hour online lessons designed for Alaskan Natives (Originally funded by USDA) http://lone-eagles.com/ecom.htm  Alaskan Native version; http://lone-eagles.com/akecom.htm  

21st Century Learn, Earn, and Serve Academy
http://lone-eagles.com/workforce101.htm   – Piloted Spring 2009 and funded by Alaska Dept of Labor Youth First Initiative in partnership with KACN-TV (An 8 lesson short course intended for Alaskan Native High School dropouts and youth no longer in school using the latest in social media tools.)

The FCC Lone Eagle Broadband Training Best Practices Web Site
U.S. Federal Communications Commission's Native American Division
has posted 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/     The new FCC chairman, Julius Genachowski, has asked those with big ideas to please speak up. We can expect to see a lot of innovation related to Broadband and Social Media.

For All American Indian and Alaska Native Tribes;
A Web-Raising Template Proposal with Extensive free online resources

Create Free Ecommerce websites for all tribal and individual businesses
Click through the Online Web Tour: http://lone-eagles.com/web-raising.htm      

"Web 2.0 for K12 Classrooms."
July 2008: Completed creation of a 3 credit graduate course for K12 Educators for New Mexico State University's RETA Program:  If you'd like to explore this new online course - go to http://reta.nmsu.edu/moodle and login in as ID: franko  PSWD: moodle1  and scroll down to "Web 2.0 for K12 Classrooms."  It covers social media basics; blogs, wikis, podcasting, social networking, widgets, and many multimedia formats. The lesson text for lessons 11 and 12 addresses global themes related to poverty reduction, teaching entrepreneurship in primary grades to grow a global entrepreneurial culture in 5-10 years, and the commercialization of online learning. In short; how we'll learn to earn, online as part of a global information society and economy.

Existing Digital Literacy Training and Resource Guides
           (Available in print and downloadable online)

Common Ground, A Cross-cultural Self-directed Learner’s Internet Guide
http://lone-eagles.com/guide.htm   141 pages, the resource handbook course listed above; suitable for all learners; “Making the Best Use of Internet For K12 Instruction,”

Echoes in the Electronic Wind; A Native American/Alaskan Native Cross-cultural Internet Guide
http://lone-eagles.com/nativeguide.htm   166 pages Same as “Common Ground” with the addition of 22 pages of Native education links.

Rural Ecommerce and Telework Strategies http://lone-eagles.com/eguide.htm   220 pages A comprehensive guide for rural leaders.

Lone Eagle Online Resources (the motherlode) http://lone-eagles.com/future-proofing.htm  

An Alaskan Native Village Grant Model combining state-of-the-art Satellite Distance Learning Centers, integrated with community inclusion strategies and Superlative Training for All ARRA Objectives

The Alaskan Healthy Village Broadband Training Program for the 42 Alaskan Native villages of the Tanana Chiefs Conference was co-authored with Fletcher Brown.

Alaskan Healthy Village Sustainable Broadband Program
Executive Summary http://lone-eagles.com/healthy-village-summary.htm

Healthy Village National Broadband Campaign

A comprehensive collection of Lone Eagle rural community networking articles  is at http://lone-eagles.com/smart.htm  

The National Native Network concept has been presented to the FCC and Whitehouse as part of the Healthy Village proposal submitted to BTOP by the 42 Alaskan Native Villages of the Tanana Chiefs Conference (TCC). Details available on request: http://lone-eagles.com/nationalnativenetwork.htm

Lone Eagle's Articles, Grant Templates, and Resources

The Rural Broadband Challenge: Use IT! - Alaskan Native Projects, Issues, and Opportunities
 http://matr.net/article-32886.html Lone Eagle's published response to challenges as to whether rural broadband can produce jobs.

Wanted: Broadband and Broader Minds  (See the Navajo Youth Chocolate Success Story)
Rural Telework, Youth E-entrepreneurship, and rural broadband benefits.

What's Broadband Done for You, Lately? A Primer on What IS Broadband.

Health I.T, Rural Broadband, and Common Sense
Combining connectivity and caring with common sense to produce the authenticity of widespread citizen engagement is where the promise of broadband best meets rural needs.

Lone Eagle Grant Templates:
 http://lone-eagles.com/rural-grant-templates.htm A dozen rural and Native community broadband empowerment and entrepreneurship grant templates designed to produce measurable short term results with an emphasis on youth and locally-driven innovation..

Global Rural Broadband conference in Tokyo, March 2008, Presented for a 21 nations:
The Global Rural Broadband conference hosted at the Asia Pacific Economic Council Conference is described at

Social Engineering: Global Best Practices for ICT Capacity-building Activities for Rural Communities
At the request of NTIA, Lone Eagle Consulting presented a formal 15 page whitepaper on rural broadband adoption best practices with case studies from Montana and Alaska: Social Engineering:   http://lone-eagles.com/social-engineering.htm  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 broadband adoption recommendations: http://lone-eagles.com/apecfinalreport.pdf

A Proposal for a Montanan Statewide Digital Inclusion Program
 based on one online course, which was funded and created Spring 2009
http://lone-eagles.com/montanan-innovations.htm  and http://lone-eagles.com/montana-inclusion.htm

Montana Center for Sustainable Rural Families
http://lone-eagles.com/montana-center.htm In partnership with Rocky Mountain Supercomputer Centers, INC.
Dillon, Montana is getting Fiber Optics. How can the community benefit is the theme behind this feasibility study proposal.
The original much longer Montana version :

Dillon Center for Broadband Excellence
A feasibility study proposal to become a center of excellence in partnership with the Rocky Mountain Supercomputer Centers, INC. Montana's first supercomputer to serve as a hub for regional business incubators.

Social media trends in education and government: An informal literature review by Lone Eagle Consulting
http://lone-eagles.com/social-media-trends.htm Included near the end is an update on my national and international activities from the past year.

First Nations Broadband Summit Presentation,  www.ictsummit.ca  Feb. 18-22, 2009 in Vancouver BC
The First Nations Technology Council site is www.fntc.info and is rich with resources. (BC First Nations have $30 million for BB and "capacity building/training"  which they are now planning to define and operationalize. Ontario's KNET has $27 million for arctic satellite connectivity to remote villages.

America’s Historic Challenge to Fund Mass Innovation
http://lone-eagles.com/getitright.htm  Submitted April 13, 2009
Input regarding NTIA/BTOP and USDA/RUS stimulus program effectiveness with emphasis on  
Broadband Best Practices for Sustainable Families.

Rural “Greencollar” Workers:
Resources for the Montana Economic Development Association  

The Indigenous Commission for Communications Technologies in the Americas (ICCTA)
http://www.iccta-citca.org    The Guatemala trip report http://lone-eagles.com/guatemala.htm
Joe Garcia, president of NCAI is a commissioner representing U.S. Tribes and attended the founding meeting in Antigua, Guatemala, March 2007.


Creating People-Centered Innovative Initiatives:
Making the Living You Want, Living Wherever You Want.

Take the Smart Community Quiz at http://lone-eagles.com/smart.htm

If you are new to grantwriting, you’ll find these resources helpful:

Grantwriting tutorials and funding sources are at http://lone-eagles.com/granthelp.htm  with a lesson on grantwriting at http://lone-eagles.com/asdnl8.htm   

As noted above, Lone Eagle's rural and Native community grant templates are at

You can subscribe to the searchable database of foundations for $19/month at www.foundationcenter.org   See also the Council on Foundations www.cof.org   The Chronicle of Philanthropy www.philanthropy.com   and The Center for Effective Philanthropy www.effectivephilanthropy.org   would also be sources to review.

ABOUT: Lone Eagle Consulting

Founded in 1998, Lone Eagle Consulting is an S corporation based in a remote ranch house near Dillon, Montana, specializing in Fast-track E-learning serving rural, remote and indigenous Internet learners.

Background Highlights: For the last 25+ years, as one of the early pioneers of both online learning and community networking, Mr. Odasz has presented at national and international conferences focused on online learning, community networking, indigenous broadband applications, and rural Ecommerce/Telework strategies.

He has presented for government sponsored rural broadband conferences in Mexico, Jamaica, Australia, Japan, and Canada.  Mr. Odasz has also worked with NTIA and the Asian Pacific Economic Council as an expert on Rural Broadband Applications and, in 2006, presented in Calgary on Indigenous Broadband Best Practices. 

In 2008 he presented to a multi-national gathering in Tokyo on “Global Rural Broadband Best Practices.”  The most recent publications are a whitepaper to NTIA/BTOP advising on NOFA guidelines, and a whitepaper on “Social Engineering” for the NTIA/APEC Tokyo conference on Rural Broadband Adoption. http://lone-eagles.com/social-engineering.htm

Mr. Odasz was listed as one of the one hundred most influential people in the microcomputer industry by Microtimes Magazine in 1990 and has been cited for excellence by the Whitehouse and four Congressional Technology Assessment Reports.  A prolific writer, googling “Frank Odasz” will produce decades of online innovations, resources, and published articles focused on rural ecommerce and telework strategies, E-learning and rural community networking.

Biographical Information for Frank Odasz, President of Lone Eagle Consulting
Presentations documented at http://lone-eagles.com/new.htm  

Lone Eagle 2009 Update http://lone-eagles.com/miba2009.htm  

Resume and additional biographies: http://lone-eagles.com/articles/frank.htm

Primary Past Projects:

Presented first Internet workshops for 11 YKSD Alaskan Native Villages, 1997-1998

University instructor for two graduate online courses for Alaska Pacific University

Founder and Director of the Big Sky Telegraph rural education network 1988-1998

Founder and Online Trainer for the “Reach for the Sky” teacher mentoring project,

Presenter for Kellogg Foundation’s "Managing Information in Rural America"

Community Networking Coordinator for the Americorp CTC VISTA program.
http://www.comtechreview.org  (See my articles in the community networking section)

Presenter for the U.S. Dept. of Labor National Ecommerce Demonstration Project,
The Montana Choice project: http://lone-eagles.com/future-proofing.htm

Co-founded the International Indigenous Commission on [Broadband Best Practices] in partnership with the International Telecommunications Union with mandates from the UN, and WSIS Indigenous forums, 2007 in Antiqua, Guatemala, with NCAI president Joe Garcia. http://lone-eagles.com/guatemala.htm

Multiple USDA funded projects creating online Ecommerce curriculum for rural learners in partnership with Idaho State University’s College of Technology Workforce Training Office. (Many links below)

Academic Background:

B.A. Psychology, University of California, Davis

Master of Science Instructional Technology from University of Wyoming

Asst. Professor of Microcomputer Applications, University of Montana, Western

Adjunct (online) professor Alaska Pacific University, Seattle Pacific University

Contact: Frank Odasz, President of Lone Eagle Consulting
2200 Rebich Lane, Dillon, MT 59725, Office Phone/Fax: 406-683-6270