KORI's Franz Seibel met with local tech Lyle Thomas and Business Manager, Mary-anne Thomas to discuss the KM Cellular Business Plan. Although the community is still in the construction phase, community members are anxious to get service. Lyle believes that the penetration rates used in the plan are realistic at 25-30%. Lyle is excited about KM supporting the E-Centre and network costs. See the photo.
KORI is facilitating an on-line workshop to promote discussion on creating a culturally appropriate curriculum with First Nations Schools on November 12 at 2:30 Eastern 1:30 Central Time.
KORI is partnering with Dr. Steve Crawford of the University of Guelph and other academics in Canada and New Zealand in an exciting new research initiative. Indigenous Traditional Knowledge Wikiis is the working title of the project. The dialogue between the researchers is entirely on-line using IP video conferencing and Wikiis, a web-based discussion forum.
KOTM's Wesley Mckay worked with local tech Kevin to establish New Post's first video conference session. They are excited about connecting to upcomming education sessions and will participate this week. Wesley and KORI's Franz and Martina met the health director and executive secretary regarding the Site Assesment project. "We were having difficulty getting a hold of people at the clinic, but the video conference was a great chance to share the project and relay the informaton in a more personal way" says Seibel. Video Conferencing allowed KORI to reach the clinic in and build relationships as the researchers were able to chat about the community, health issues and provide a demonstration of the network in action.
We have archived 101 videos since the creation of the KORI media player. Majority of videos are Business Development, where we have partnered with PARO and NADF to give entrepreneurs valuable information. Latest videos are KiHS Guest Speaker, Tomson Highway and his presentation on writing and life lessons for KiHS students.
Some latest updates for the media player is the sorting of videos by speakers and a navigation header so you don't get lost in this vast library.
Mental Health and VideoCom will be receiving their own media player to manage and share their video files.