Presentation on theme: "University of Nebraska Lincoln proudly introduces the Management Team."— Presentation transcript:
University of Nebraska Lincoln proudly introduces the Management Team
Mission statement Educate and empower rural communities to implement and benefit from technology opportunities.
History Established in 1999 after Master Navigator coordinator resigned Charter team included 6 Extension Educators representing each Extension district Administration redirected 25% of each appointment to do technology training
Frankly speaking… Charter members had no clue what they were getting themselves into!
Administrative structure Center for Applied Rural Innovation Support staff Fiscal management Cooperative Extension Housed in county Extension offices 100% Extension appointments
Our team today 9 Extension Educators 1 Learning Center Coordinator 50% of each Educator’s appointment is to focus on technology programming
Responsibilities The development, marketing and facilitation of technology programs Operation, maintenance and expansion of programs Staying abreast of new concepts and technologies Technology planning in rural communities
Curricula Master Navigator Four week course that teaches Windows concepts, navigating the WWW and email Nebraska Electronic Main Street Four week course that teaches community leaders and business owners e-business concepts Nebraska E-Government Tentatively scheduled for rollout fall 2002
Publications NebFacts Internet terms Lessons for community groups SafeSurfing.com Telemedicine: The Future is Here
Promotional efforts Logo Brochures Table-top displays Business cards Web page http://connecting.unl.edu http://connecting.unl.edu http://connecting.unl.edu
Efforts supported by the team 4-H Cyber Fair Teacher training Organizing local technology committees Conducting local technology fairs and expositions Technology conferences and workshops
Partnerships Technologies Across Nebraska Partnership Nebraska Information Technology Commission Community colleges, ESUs and high schools Local and regional economic development organizations Local and regional IT committees Congressman Osborne
Significant Accomplishments Master Navigator Taught in over 60 communities to 650 people Nebraska Electronic Main Street 23 classes in 20 communities benefiting 175 businesses
Trained 100 additional instructors 1/3 have taught classes excellent evaluations given by participants Grant acquisition NITC award to AIM and conNEcting Nebraska for $110,000
Community planning Conducted formal community and business IT assessments in 2 communities and one county Presently working on a multi-county IT assessment for northeast NE Collaborated with AIM and CARI to facilitate statewide community and business IT survey
Impact Master Navigator Evaluations indicate knowledge greatly increases as a result of taking the course Skills taught are being used by farmers and ranchers, business owners, school teachers, homeowners, housewives, etc. Some participants established home-based businesses
All most all teach the skills they learned to others in their communities Many have gone onto developing their own business Web sites Senior citizens are communicating by e-mail with their families
Impact Nebraska Electronic Main Street Many businesses planned to build Web pages and begin performing some aspect of e-commerce online Some decided that establishing an online presence wasn’t appropriate for them Several created their own Web sites, while others contracted with professional developers
On the horizon E-Ag E-Education Telework Telemedicine Public policy issues Advanced Master Navigator Advanced NE Electronic Main Street
For more information contact: UNL Extension Educators/Staff Dewey Teel Antelope County firstname.lastname@example.org 402.887.5414 Connie Hancock Cheyenne County email@example.com 308.254.4455 Carroll Welte Burt County firstname.lastname@example.org 402.374.2929 Dorothy Davis WCREC email@example.com 308-532-3611 ext. 158 Dennis Kahl Seward County firstname.lastname@example.org 402.643.2981
University of Nebraska – Lincoln Cooperative Extension Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources
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