Community Internet Empowerment Resources
for Rural Communities
Lone Eagle Consulting's Mission
Lone Eagle Consulting strives to maintain the small circle of the very best
Internet learning pathways, requiring the least time and effort, to deliver the
highest levels of benefit and motivation for people of all cultures and literacy levels.
Authenticating Rural Internet and Broadband Benefits - A Reality Check
http://lone-eagles.com/wings.htm Required reading for rural citizens and leaders.
Written for the Australian Government for national empowerment of all their communities.
The Idaho Ecommerce Homesteaders' Cooperative
http://lone-eagles.com/montpelier.htm Big possibilities for the small community of Montpelier, Idaho. A story in progress defining how to seed and grow community involvement and capability building by focusing on replicable successes and measurable outcomes. Montpelier successes detailed at http://lone-eagles.com/montpelier-story.htm
Homesteading the Ecommerce Frontier
http://lone-eagles.com/ecommerce-homestead.htm Real and profound opportunities.
Rural Ecommerce and Telework Strategies http://lone-eagles.com/eguide.htm
A 200-page self-directed overview of what's working for rural entrepreneurs. This resource includes ten two-hour lessons for an online course by the same name at http://lone-eagles.com/ecommerce.htm A new shorter version for youth http://lone-eagles.com/ecom.htm and a new course on Essential Internet Skills
Ecommerce Start-up Training Resources and Free Ecommerce Site Sources
http://lone-eagles.com/entrelinks.htm Includes resources for women and youth, too.
The New Gold Rush - Are You Ready? Tales from the Frontier of Community Development http://lone-eagles.com/goldrush.htm Part II: http://lone-eagles.com/mining.htm Mining raw human potential with free web tools. Are you ready?
The Future of Community Development - Make the Living You Want Living Wherever You Want http://lone-eagles.com/comdev.htm
Making the Missing Connections A Wake-up Call Regarding True Community Internet Empowerment http://lone-eagles.com/wake-up-call.htm
A realistic view of issues to be considered when implementing community projects.
An Executive Overview for Project Planners on the Hard Questions for Community Internet Empowerment http://lone-eagles.com/overview.htm
A hard look at what's not obvious for planning a successful community project.
Community Networking primer http://lone-eagles.com/articles/networking.htm
A good first article on community networks.
Good Neighbor's Guide to Community Networking
http://lone-eagles.com/cnguide.htm Eleven chapters, including a bibliography of guides.
Community Networking Clearinghouse http://lone-eagles.com/community.html
The best ideas and resources from dozens of community networks and related organizations.
Community Internet Awareness Events and Training Resources
The Bootstrap Academy http://lone-eagles.com/academy.htm
Do it yourself! Specific low-cost, short-term youth-driven citizen engagement
Internet awareness activities. Includes three online mini-courses for citizens, and local web-raisings.
Common Ground: A Cross-Cultural Self-Directed Learner's Internet Guide
http://lone-eagles.com/guide.htm Created for USAID, AT&T and the ERIC clearinghouse.
An instructional brokerage resource with emphasis on pointing to the best online tutorials,
and educational resources, on the Internet for self-directed learning. This is the text for the
online course "Making the Best Use of Internet for K-12 Instruction."
Community Networking - Why Should I Care?
Good reasons why you should understand what's at risk.
Indigenous Internet Empowerment Resources
http://lone-eagles.com/alaskan-resources.htm Links to all the best related resources!!
Community Network Funding Sources and Grantwriting Tips
http://lone-eagles.com/granthelp.htm Specifically for rural community development.
Includes A Simple Proposal-writing Tutorial http://lone-eagles.com/mira2.htm and an online lesson on grantwriting at http://lone-eagles.com/asdnl8.htm The latest and best grant template is at http://lone-eagles.com/top.htm with an expanded more readable version http://lone-eagles.com/top-expanded.htm
Building Learning Communities Web Tour
A extensive listing including two online courses for educators, three mini-courses for adults,
as well as grantwriting tutorials, funding sources, and grant templates, such as...
A Community Networking Applications Web Tour of
educational, business, healthcare and electronic democracy applications
Community Internet Empowerment Resources for Indigenous Peoples
An extensive listing of articles and resources for community Internet project planning.
Bringing Ideas Into Being
It is not obvious, or easy, to share a community vision.
Creating Effective Tribal Telecenters and Community Networks
http://lone-eagles.com/telecenters.htm Applicable to non-tribal rural communities.
A detailed prospectus for project directors on implementation strategies and related resources.
Planning for Local Community Internet Initiatives
Oregon Youth to Bootstrap Rural Internet Awareness
Rural Oregon Community Development Web Tour
Idaho Youth Leadership Web Tour
Building Local Collaborative Capacity Through Youth Leadership