ERIC Number: ED455993
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Sep-13
Reference Count: N/A
Echoes in the Electronic Wind: A Native American Cross-Cultural Internet Guide.
This guide is a learning tool to help indigenous people use the Internet to become self-directed learners, join with other self-directed learners to build learning communities, and train others to become self-directed learners. After presenting basic information on how to get online, the guide is organized around four successive levels of self-empowerment. Level 1 describes how to become a self-directed learner, with activities on Web browsing and quick Web tours of fun sites and sites concerned with Native American resources, children, student research, preschool education, primary education, adult literacy, and education in general. Level 2 discusses the power of self-publishing on the Web, and describes how to how to create Web pages, the eight levels of Web-based self-expression, and where to access free Web tools and software. Level 3 discusses the power of building learning communities through Internet collaboration, mentoring, and teaching. Ten Internet collaborative tools are described; online courses are identified; and sites are given for Native American businesses, art, cultural survival, and global organizations supporting Indigenous connectivity. Level 4 covers the power of citizenship and enlightened expectations. Web tours are given that focus on learning communities, training resources for starting e-businesses, electronic democracy, Native American research and higher education, and grantwriting tips and funding sources. Since lifelong learning will supplant K-12 education, the concept of K-100 education is introduced, and resources are given for training trainers and curriculum development. (TD)
Descriptors: American Indian Education, American Indians, Citizenship Responsibility, Cultural Maintenance, Distance Education, Empowerment, Independent Study, Indigenous Populations, Internet, Lifelong Learning, Mentors, Self Determination, Technological Literacy
Lone Eagle Consulting, 2200 Rebich Lane, Dillon, MT 59725 ($10 plus $2 shipping). For full text: http://lone-eagles.com/nativeguide.htm.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Lone Eagle Consulting, Dillon, MT.