Kent Brooks is the IT Director at Casper College in Casper Wyoming, is a blogger on various technology topics for his own blog KentBrooks.com, a contributor to MoodleNews, and Wes Fryers Internationally acclaimed “Speed of Creativity” blog. He served as Chief Technology Officer/ Dean /Computer Coordinator at Higher Education Institutions in Oklahoma and New Mexico for nearly 20 years. While in New Mexico he was actively involved in the Los Alamos National Laboratory EDUNET program which sought to bring telecommunications technologies to the four corners area of the US. Kent has been heavily involved in numerous teacher-training projects and efforts to bring networking and telecommunications technologies to rural areas. His grant writing efforts have brought over $50 million dollars to equip rural schools, tribal complexes and museums across the US with distance learning technologies. Kent’s work interests include the acquisition of technology and training resources for rural under served communities. More specifically his work interest and focus is on the “open” or “free” software movement and its impact on delivery of technological services in education.
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