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1 Stalking the Valuable, Compelling K20 Statewide Network Applications A Gathering of State Networks Nancy Piringer February 06, 2002 www.more.net University.

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1 1 Stalking the Valuable, Compelling K20 Statewide Network Applications A Gathering of State Networks Nancy Piringer February 06, University of Missouri System

2 2 Keys to Success: Quality Services Robust, reliable & secure network One-stop shop Collaborative use of resources Diverse and centralized services Diverse and centralized knowledge base

3 3 Keys to Success: Roadmap Identification of role and focus Identify unique strengths Identification of internal resources Identification of statewide educational needs Identification of unique state resources Environmental Scanning – What’s out there? Who’s doing what?

4 4 Keys to Success: Relationships “Think digital, act analog” --Guy Kawasaki Use technology to assist with program management tasks Don’t forget the personal touch

5 5 Keys to Success: Attributes of a K20 Project Meets an educational need Demonstrates value Ease of use Accompanying professional development (VERY important) Needs advanced networking

6 6 Low-Hanging Fruit: Build On Existing Strengths MOREnet - Low-Hanging Fruit – accounts and Web space –State-wide purchase of digital material –State-wide library services –State-wide videoconferencing

7 7 Project Examples Lewis & Clark Digital Gateway –Big Muddy Dilemma –Missouri River Mapping Project –L&C Opera –DNR Virtual Museum resources –Conservation Dept. collaborations –Missouri Historical Society Truman Presidential Library Collaborations –Madame President –Virtual White House Decision Center eMINTS Pioneers and the Shadow netWorkspace Virtual St. Louis

8 8 Lessons Learned: Communicating the Value/Potential "640K (of RAM) ought to be enough for anybody." --Bill Gates, 1981 "Who the hell wants to hear actors talk?" --H.M. Warner, Warner Brothers, 1927 "We don't like their sound, and guitar music is on the way out." -Decca Recording Co. rejecting the Beatles, 1962 “I think there is a world market for maybe five computers” --Thomas Watson, chairman of IBM, 1943

9 9 Lessons Learned: Project Planning Changing requirements Changing players Changing fiscal environment Changing technology Changing instruction Increasing demands on internal staff

10 10 Lessons Learned: Project Implementation Everything takes longer than it should Everything costs more than it ought to Sustaining momentum Transferring technical excitement to instructional reality Be on the lookout for turf wars Agenda adjustments

11 11 Opportunities Opportunity to impact student achievement Opportunity to improve instruction Sharing digital information and projects across state lines Sharing digital information and projects internationally Tool/project advancement One project begets another

12 12 Future Plans Always a work in progress Success begets success!


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