Building Learning Communities
A Web Tour at http://lone-eagles.com/teled.htm
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 Published Feb. 2001 in "Future Courses" by Technopress
Community Networking primer
http://lone-eagles.com/articles/networking.htm A good first article on community networks.
The Good Neighbor's Guide to Community Networking
http://lone-eagles.com/cnguide.htm Created for the Texas TIF project.
Contains 11 Chapters on Ecommerce, youth-based community development, model sites and URLs,
plus a bibliography listing the best community networking guides and resources.
Homesteading the Ecommerce Frontier
Includes a link to a community grant template with rich resources.
The Top Ten Internet Collaborative Tools
Published in ISTE's Leading and Learning with Technology Magazine Dec/Jan 1999 http://www.iste.org
Rural Community Internet Empowerment Resourceshttp://lone-eagles.com/ruralempowerment.htm
The Bootstrap Academy
Do it yourself! Specific low-cost, short-term youth-driven citizen engagement Internet awareness activities. Includes three online mini-courses for citizens, local web-raisings and more.
Lone Eagles Learn to Teach From Any Beach!
http://lone-eagles.com/articles/eagle.htm Learning to teach online; anyone, anywhere, anytime.
Published Nov. '99 in the T.H.E. Journal http://www.thejournal.com
Community Networking Clearinghouse
The best ideas and resources from hundreds of community networks and related organizations.
Community Network Funding Sources and Grantwriting Tips
http://lone-eagles.com/granthelp.htm Specifically for rural community development.
A Free Web Tools Web Tour
Free web tools for collaboration, Ebusiness, and authoring web-based instructional materials
Ecommerce Start-up Training Resources and Free Ecommerce Site Sources
http://lone-eagles.com/entrelinks.htm A listing of training resources most people don't know exists.
A Community Networking Applications Web Tour of
educational, business, healthcare and electronic democracy applications
Building Learning Communities through Community Technology Centers
http://lone-eagles.com/articles/build.htm An introduction to Internet self-empowerment opportunities!
Additional Readings from Lone Eagle Consulting
Grant Proposals and Grant-writing Resources you're invited to use:
Seventh Generation Community Initiative:
A Model for Native American Sovereignty http://lone-eagles.com/7gc.htm
Culture Club: A Youth-based Cultural and Community Survival Strategy
http://lone-eagles.com/cultureclub.htm See also http://lone-eagles.com/capacity.htm and http://lone-eagles.com/trainers.htm
Community content and self-publishing to address the global need for culturally appropriate Internet training visions and resources. Includes a Lone Eagles Apprenticeship Ecommerce program.
The Community Bootstrap Initiative "Doing for Ourselves- Together"
http://lone-eagles.com/articles/boot2.htm A full USDA proposal model for Dillon, Montana
Creating a Community Self-help Internet Empowerment Model
http://lone-eagles.com/taosvisions.htm A concept paper with many fundable ideas written
for the Taos, NM Kellogg MIRA project participants, complete with grant template URLS.
A Simple Proposal-writing Tutorial from the Kellogg MIRA project
Alaskan Native Youth Cultural Community Building
A grant proposal written for eight Alaskan Native Villages
Self-Directed Learning Resources:
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 below "Making the Best Use of Internet for K-12 Instruction."
Echoes in the Electronic Wind:
A Native American Cross-cultural Internet Guide
http://lone-eagles.com/nativeguide.htm Created for Tachyon, Inc, Internet satellite system provider
for 60 BIA schools for distribution at the FCC Tribal Telecom conference, Sept. 2000..
Same resources as Common Ground, (above) but with the addition of over 20 pages of
carefully reviewed Native American web resources listed by topic.
These guides are supported by free access to two college credit online classes:
ED 597 4L - Making the Best Use of Internet for K-12 Instruction
Alaska Pacific University Three Semester Credit Version
A hands-on course on how to broker the best resources for your classroom.
2. ED A597 6L - Designing K-12 Internet
Alaska Pacific University 3 Semester Credit Version
A hands-on course on how to easily create Internet hotlists, web-tours,
lessonplans, project-based learning activities (Webquest, Cyberfair,
Thinkquest) and complete online courses using online web tools.
Cultural Resources http://lone-eagles.com/culture.htm and /multicultural.htm
American/Alaskan/Hawaiian K-12 Web Innovations
http://lone-eagles.com/usaid.htm A 1999 report for the U.S. Agency for Intl. Development
K-12 Innovations Web Tour
Links to village web sites, web tutorials on building dog sleds,
web-marketing of village crafts and collaborative projects
'Spanish Language' K-12 Web Resources
http://lone-eagles.com/migrant.htm Links from both North and South America
Multi-cultural Resources and K-12 Project Sites
Building Cultural Learning Communities
http://www.mehs.educ.state.ak.us/portfolios/portfolio.html Must See!
Alaskan Native Student Electronic Portfolios
Mentoring Projects http://lone-eagles.com/mentor.htm Models and resources for online mentoring.Internet Awareness-raising Action Initiatives http://lone-eagles.com/academy.htm
Hold a competition for the best Press Release on what your community could, or will, accomplish in the next 6-12 months. (At minimal cost, though the sheer will of being determined to make something good happen.)
1. Hold a Press Release Competition: Articulate a shared vision, and perhaps some tangible short-term goals.
2.Begin Holding Regular Community Technology Nights
Citizens need frequent informal opportunities to see how other citizens like them are benefiting from Internet innovations. Regular (weekly or bi-monthly) entertainment-style 1-2 hour presentations emphasizing visual web pages, digital art, digital photography, and digital music, presented by locals, particularly youth, would provide the means for generating initial awareness leading toward motivation to learn more. The social recognition for local innovators would be self-reinforcing. A sustainable local community-driven awareness program would result, supported with local and global web-based resources.
3. Create a Community Web Content Competitionwith prizes for the best instructional site, best local resource, best collection of resources from other communities and sources, best Ecommerce site, and/or the most entertaining site. Or, hold a competition for the best (fun, or most rewarding) hands-on 15 minute web tour; using only text and web addresses.
4. Hold a Community Web-raising;similar to barn-raisings, bring your web-literate youth and citizens together with those who need help creating their first web pages. A community Web-Mall could be created in a day, hosting both business sites and citizen mentoring/topical resource web sites
5. Hold a Teleliteracy drive- Similar to United Ways thermometer fundraising drive. Become the first community to achieve 100% (or a higher percentage of) teleliteracy as measured by:
1. The number of citizens who have sent and email and have
browsed the web, and/or
2. use email regularly, and offer their expertise via email
mentoring to the community and/or
3. the number of local citizens who maintain a topical resources
page and offer online mentoring as a way to contribute to the
communities learning goals.
6. Create a Community Mentoring Program using the following three short online courses as a train-the-trainers program. Reward with social recognition those with the most mentees that successfully complete the courses.
Three Easy Online Mini-Courses for Internet Beginners
Each of the following free online short courses for citizens could be offered as part of a community teleliteracy program with a certificate of completion and/or an embroidered patch awarded to those who complete the lessons. Citizens could mentor citizens with prizes for those who help the most citizens attain success by completing the lessons. Each of the following mini-courses require only four hours to complete and can be modified as necessary. Determine what your citizens need to know, and create opportunities for them to learn these skills online, either on their own, or with peer mentors.
Mini-course 1: Internet Self-empowerment - Becoming a Self-directed Learner
Mini-course 2: Empowering Others through Internet Mentorshiphttp://lone-eagles.com/eagle2.htm
Learn to help build the learning capacity of your community through successive hands-on experiences using Internet collaborative tools and instructional authoring tools for citizen-to-citizen instruction, and mentorship.
Mini-course 3: Easy Internet Ecommerce for Beginnershttp://lone-eagles.com/eagle3.htm
Successive hands-on experiences are simply presented to quickly build skills and concepts using free Ecommerce tools, services, and resources, with emphasis on identification of existing successful models that are the most easily replicated, such as Ebay auctions.
A Rural Oregon Community Development Web Tour at http://lone-eagles.com/ruraloregon.htm has many great resource links for seniors, women, entrepreneurship and much more! You can read about Lone Eagle's community and youth presentations tour in Oregon at http://lone-eagles.com/new.htm and http://lone-eagles.com/presentations.htm
An update on major Native American Internet projects is now available at http://lone-eagles.com/adec.htm
Canku Ota (Many Paths http://www.turtletrack.org) is a electronic newsletter featuring a key essay "Echoes in the Electronic Wind" related directly to issues and opportunities for Native American communities to make best use of Internet. This article is directly related to key issues behind successful community networking and measurable empowerment of those across the 'digital divide.'
(Echoes Essay at http://www.turtletrack.org/Issues01/Co06022001/CO_06022001_Echoes.htm)