About

What is a BellCow?

Definition: bell cow

–noun
a cow, esp. the lead cow of a herd, having a bell attached to a collar around its neck so that the herd can be located easily.

Origin:
1855–60, Americanism
source: dictionary.com

How it began….

After spending 15 years in higher education and non-profit IT management, and on the brink of the web explosion, Dawne Tortorella founded BellCow in 1995 as a technology company dedicated to leadership and learning. Little did we know how learning, communication and organizations would be transformed by the web – lessons are still being learned.

Today…

We concentrate on collaboration, learning and technology.  Our model is simple.  We are part of your team implementing projects and solving problems.  The common threads – mentoring tech staff, strategic use of technology, information management, innovation, and social learning.

Projects

Current projects include:

  • L2 – Library Learning, Illinois’ statewide continuing education system for library staff
  • WebJunction Illinois
  • Broadband Internet Use in Illinois Libraries
  • Online course development for LibraryU
  • Research in organizational development and social learning
  • various web-related projects and support
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