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I enjoyed reading your response Michael and was a bit humbled by your broad knowledge and goals on this topic. As you can imagine having been engaged in this exercise for the last 14 years, I am perhaps a little over-passionate about the enormous amount of positive influence that many of these agencies have had although their work is rarely acknowledged by national governments. That is certainly the case here in Australia where Education.au and its flagship online service EdNA was one of the most influential and sustainable national educational endeavours that I can remember, at least over the last fifteen years. However, that work is largely unknown, is poorly appreciated and scholarship in the area is minimal. As well, beginning the work of establishing GENIE was not a simple exercise and took some persistence, but it eventually paid off because now GENIE is a robust international exchange and does some great work through networking, dialogue, sharing and mutual support. It is no accident that education in the Western world, especially in schools, moved to adopt digital technologies in education at more or less the same pace and times. Although KERIS is the only body that has been studied (although much of that is technical as well as educational) and information publicly released, I have spent the last three years studying what happened here in Australia. Information from my research is expected to be released later in the year and perhaps could be useful for your endeavours. However, the broad purpose of your intention to study or focus on government and government supported national ICT agencies is a very wise idea because there is so much to learn from them and their work which could be useful, especially for countries that are perhaps not as advanced. Unfortunately, we have just seen the demise of Education.au here in Australia because other national agendas have come to the fore. Perhaps it was time to move on although I am not really convinced because although the infrastructure (hardware, software, middleware, interopability standards, content standards etc) for using digital technologies is nearly in place, the real work on pedagogy, learning, teaching and assessment is only just beginning. (I left Education.au in 2006, after ten years, to go back to academic and research work.) There are some good theories upon which to base such a study of national agencies that I have been able to use in my own research. The theories can be easily adapted for international definition, classification, comparison and analysis from which to draw some valuable lessons. And I don't think that it would be a hard job. I think that your idea is a great project and I would be happy to help you where I can. I am sure that research and study of what has happened in education to draw out the lessons from national agencies would be of immense use to education, now that there is a pause in technological market innovation. Best wishes and I hope the project goes well. Cheers Gerry