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NOTE: An "SME" - Subject Matter Expert; eg, "an orinthologist". "SMA" - Subject Matter Area; the area of knowledge that the SME is an expert in; eg, "birds". "K-domain" - Knowledge domain. Should be sufficient to locate via googles. Thus "an orinthologist" is an SMA in "birds" (K-domain: aves). Week Five Readings ================== Readings -------- 1. Read Chapter 3 of Teaching and Learning with Technology (pp. 88-127). 2. Read the following journal articles: a. Brown, J. (2002). Training needs assessment: A must for developing an effective training program. Public Personnel Management, 31(4), 569-574. ProQuest Document ID: 290897211 b. Lemke, C. (2005). Measuring Progress With Technology in Schools. T.H.E. Journal, 32(9), 16-20. ProQuest Document ID: 828460391 c. Spitler, V.K. (2005). Learning to Use IT in the Workplace: Mechanisms and Masters. Journal of Organizational and End User Computing, 17(2), 1-25. ProQuest Document ID: 805483761 d. Leh, A.S.C (1 January). Lessons Learned from Service Learning and Reverse Mentoring in Faculty Development: A Case Study in Technology Training. Journal of Technology and Teacher Education, 25-41. ProQuest Document ID: 786235891 -- erggle... Dept of EDU - reports HOME page: http://www.ntia.doc.gov/index.htm (good luck searching :( - coupons for converter box shades of the free cheese during the Carter era... 1997/1995 Base page: http://www.ntia.doc.gov/ntiahome/net2/ 1997 report http://www.ntia.doc.gov/ntiahome/net2/falling.html http://www.ntia.doc.gov/ntiahome/net2/charts.html 1995 - report http://www.ntia.doc.gov/ntiahome/fallingthru.html http://www.ntia.doc.gov/ntiahome/tables.htm#Table%201: http://www.ntia.doc.gov/otiahome/TOP/publicationmedia/newsltr/archivenews.html New digitial divide projects http://www.digitaldividenetwork.org/ BEGIN BLOCK QUOTE (digital divide .org ============================= News Archives ---------------------------------------------------- OK-FIRST Wins Innovation Award OK-FIRST, a 1996 TOP-funded project that delivers lifesaving information to local emergency managers, was selected as one of five winners of the prestigious Innovations in American Government award. The awards program, which is administered by Harvard's Kennedy School of Government and the Council for Excellence in Government and founded by the Ford Foundation, was established to identify and promote excellence and creativity in the public sector. Established in 1996 by the Oklahoma Climatological Survey at the University of Oklahoma, the program provides up-to-the-minute weather data via specialized computer technology. With access to this timely information, emergency management teams can close roads and bridges before they become dangerous, alert rescue crews about storm movements and take other proactive measures to ensure public safety during severe weather. "While we cannot control the weather, OK-First demonstrates that innovative thinking can help government respond to it more quickly," said Stephen Goldsmith, Faculty Director of the Innovations in American Government Program. "It's important that we continue to harness this type of public-sector creativity to improve the lives of American citizens nationwide." In a recent editorial, the Daily Oklahoman noted that, "In a state where weather forecasting is a sophisticated and respected science, the Oklahoma Climatological Survey should be commended for its contribution in protecting the public from severe weather." ...(other content deleted for LENGTH reasons)... ----------------------------------- TOP's 74 New Awards for FY2001 The Commerce Department's National TeleComm and Information Administration (NTIA) today announced the award of $42.8 million in Technology Opportunities Program (TOP) grants to 74 non-profit organizations, including state and local governments, across the country and in Puerto Rico. TOP grants, matched by $46.7 million in contributions from the private sector and state and local organizations, extend the benefits of advanced telecommunications technologies to underserved communities and neighborhoods. "We want these grants to demonstrate how the most up-to-date technology can assist the delivery of services to Americans of all ages and backgrounds, improving levels of public safety, public health, public information, homeownership and economic development," said Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Communications and Information Nancy J. Victory. "Successful TOP grants recipients share best practices with other non-profit and public sector organizations."

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