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Home > Resources for Trainers > Topic-Specific Resources

Topic-Specific Resources for Trainers

Introduction

This section provides annotated links to resources on specific topics, from Internet basics to advanced technical skills. All resources listed include materials specifically for trainers, such as handouts, slide shows, and workshop outlines. For resources of general interest, see the lists under "Learn about" on the left.

Basic Skills

Computer Basics - General

Editor's choice: Video: Computer Hardware in Plain English

Developed by: Common Craft
Type of resource: online video
Target audience: General, Trainers
Cost: Free access

A short online video which explains of the basic parts of computers and what they do to make computers work. The video focuses on the Hard Drive, RAM and Processor. Very good video to show in Basic ICT training activities.

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Low-Power Computing

Developed by: IT +46
Type of resource: Downloadable PDF
Target audience: General, Trainers
Cost: Free access

A report/handout that discusses the requirements for the usage of a low power computers in rural environments, in hot and dusty locations, and powered to a solar backup system. The report lists some of the existing low power computing alternatives, and compares them with respect to different criteria, and draws conclusions about effective computing solutions for rural areas.

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MainTain IT Cookbook: Small and Rural Libraries

Developed by: The MaintainIT Project
Type of resource: Downloadable PDF
Target audience: General, Trainers, Information intermediaries
Cost: Free access

This Cookbook covers fundamentals that are valuable for any library, and is a great resource for someone wanting to know a bit more about supporting and sustaining public computers. Learn about locking down public computers, use a handy maintenance checklist, and more! These topics are covered: technology Planning, Computer Maintenance, Volunteer Recruitment, Technology Training Tips, Library Technology in the Future

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MMTK Using Older and Refurbished Computers Unit

Developed by: APC & Bridges.org
Type of resource: MS Word files
Target audience: General, Trainers
Cost: Free access

This workshop kit offers materials which trainers can use as the basis of face-to-face workshop. The handout will be of value to anyone wanting to learn about using older and refurbished computers.

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Writing CDs with Nero Burning ROM

Developed by: MMTK
Type of resource: MS Word files
Target audience: General, Trainers
Cost: Free access

This workshop kit for trainers covers basic CD writing skills using Nero Burning ROM software. Part of the Multimedia Training Kit.

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Computer Basics - Using computers safely (Ergonomics)

Computer Ergonomics for Elementary School

Developed by: Oregon Occupational Safety and Health Division (USA)
Type of resource: Web site
Target audience: General, Trainers
Cost: Free access

This site will show you some simple and affordable ways to make sure that your body is safe and comfortable while using a computer. Schools and telecentres usually can't afford specialized tables and chairs, and this site explains how to set up of computer workstations using ordinary furniture. A printable poster demonstrates the proper posture for working at a computer. The information is directed at computer use by children, but the information is just as true for adults who spend long periods of time at the computer.

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Computer Basics - Office productivity software

GetOpenOffice.org

Developed by: Solveig Haugland
Type of resource: Web site
Target audience: General, Trainers
Cost: Free access

Users' guides, training materials, templates, and information about OpenOffice.org. Some resources are free, and some can be purchased from GetOpenOffice.org.

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Office Productivity - Open Source

MMTK OpenOffice.org training materials

Developed by: APC
Type of resource: PDF files and OpenOffice.org files
Target audience: General, Trainers
Cost: Free access

This workshop kit offers materials which trainers can use as the basis of face-to-face workshops. Topics covered include OpenOffice.org Writer and OpenOffice.org Impress.

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Office Productivity - Microsoft

The PowerPoint FAQ

Developed by: RDP
Type of resource: FAQ
Target audience: General, Trainers
Cost: Free access

PowerPoint Help, Templates, Tips, Add-ins, How-Tos, Links and much more. A comprehensive resource for advanced users, PowerPoint trainers. Includes information on using PowerPoint in the classroom.

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Internet and E-mail Basics - Introduction to the Internet

Editor's choice: RDN Virtual Training Suite

Developed by: University of Bristol ILRT
Type of resource: Online tutorials
Target audience: General, Trainers
Cost: Free access

Conceived and built by staff at the Institute for Learning and Research Technology at the University of Bristol and part of The Resource Discovery Network (RDN), Virtual Training Suite is an initiative designed to teach information skills to students, lecturers and researchers in higher and further education-and help them to become e-literate! Although primarily designed for higher education in the UK, it is also freely available for anyone else to use. It comprises a set of "teach yourself" tutorials delivered over the Web, each of which offers Internet skills training in a particular subject area grouped under six main headings: engineering and mathematics, health and life sciences, the physical sciences, reference, the humanities, and the social sciences, business and law. 39 subject areas are covered at this time, with each tutorial created by a subject specialist drawn from universities and professional organizations across the UK. The tutorials take around an hour to complete, and includes quizzes and interactive exercises to lighten the learning experience. Each tutorial is structured under four sections: (i) Tour key Internet sites, (ii) Discover tools and techniques to improve your Internet searching, (iii) Review the critical thinking required when using the Internet, (iv) and Reflect on how to use the Internet for studying, teaching or research. The Virtual Training Suite is also an excellent resource for librarians who need tools to support their user-education programmes.

Of particular interest will be "The Internet for Development" at http://www.vts.rdn.ac.uk/tutorial/development/ written by Tracy Zussman-Kay of ELDIS at the Institute of Development Studies at the University of Sussex.

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ITrain Overview of the Internet

Developed by: Bellanet
Type of resource: Students' and instructors' manual in PDF and zipped MS Word format
Target audience: Trainers
Cost: Free access

The instructor and student manuals give a very general introduction to the Internet and its use. This course deals with Internet myths and realities; the physical Internet; Internet services; components of the Internet; and uses of the Internet. The introduction also includes demonstrations of the Web, email, and mailing lists. This course is developed for a half-day training but can easily be adapted to a one day course or be integrated with other course components.

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Learning Internet Basics: Some Useful Guides and Tutorials

Developed by: Austin Free-Net
Type of resource: Web site
Target audience: General, Trainers
Cost: Free access

Provides links to several on-line tutorials related to PCs and the Internet. Some curricula resources also avaliable in Spanish.

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Reach for the Sky: A set of On-line Courses for Teachers

Developed by: US West Foundation, The Annenberg/CPB Math and Science Program
Type of resource: Web site with on-line tutorials
Target audience: General, Trainers
Cost: Free access

A set of on-line tutorials for teachers covering basic Internet skills and classroom collaboration on the Internet. Each topic has several supporting units including tests.

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WebTeacher

Developed by: Tech Corps
Type of resource: Web site
Target audience: Trainers
Cost: Free access

Simple tutorials for teachers (trainers) related to using the web, communicating (e-mail, chat, newgroups etc), multimedia (image, sound and movie files), home page construction (basic html etc.), peripherals and utilities and the web in the classroom.

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Internet and E-mail Basics - E-mail

Email Effectiveness Training

Developed by: Kaitlin Duck Sherwood
Type of resource: Web site
Target audience: General, Trainers
Cost: Free access

Exercise and overheads for a training course on managing e-mail. Some very useful advice concerning managing email overload. A well written set of resources - excellent for trainers as is, although some of the spam-related material is out of date.

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ITrain E-Mail Related Resources

Developed by: Bellanet
Type of resource: Students' and instructors' manual in PDF and zipped MS Word format
Target audience: Trainers
Cost: Free access

Modules on e-mail with Eudora 4.3, Eudora Light 3, Outlook Express 5, Pegasus Mail 2.5, Pegasus Mail 3.12

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Internet and E-mail Basics - Mailing lists, newsgroups, and other discussion forums

ITrain List Facilitation Module

Developed by: Bellanet
Type of resource: Workshop module in PDF and zipped MS formats
Target audience: Trainers
Cost: Free access

This module is designed to help participants become better list facilitators. It does this through an exploration of the nature of face-to-face communication vs. online communication. It teaches practical facilitation skills and includes practical checklists for the list facilitator. It is a highly interactive course with a number of exercises and games designed to draw out facilitation experiences and skill in the participants.

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Internet and E-mail Basics - Web browsers

ITrain Resources on Navigating the Web

Developed by: Bellanet
Type of resource: Students' and instructors' manual in PDF and zipped MS Word format
Target audience: Trainers
Cost: Free access

Modules on navigating the web with Internet Explorer 5 and Netscape Navigator 3 and 4.

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Internet and E-mail Basics - General

Using the Internet for Librarians

Developed by: INASP
Type of resource: Handouts, exercises and presentations
Target audience: Trainers
Cost: Free access

Course materials (presentations, handouts and exercises) are available to download as zip or stuffed archives containing Microsoft Word and PowerPoint files. Areas covered are (day 1) introducing the Internet, browsing and searching; (day 2) searching (continued), information gateways and the importance of quality; (day 3) quality issues and web page design; (day 4) web page evaluation, software, copyright, e-mail, costing; (day 5) developing an Internet-related training programme. Materials are available in English, Portuguese, Russian, French and Spanish.

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Finding Information on the Internet - Search engine basics

Editor's choice: University of California (Berkeley) Searching Resources

Developed by: University of California (Berkeley)
Type of resource: Web articles, presentations and handouts
Target audience: General, Trainers
Cost: Free access

The University of California at Berkeley offers an excellent online tutorial on "finding information on the Internet", covering basic through advanced search techniques. Included are an overview of the features of major search engines, detailed instructions for using seven of the most commonly used search engines, PowerPoint slides for presentation purposes, and search engine exercises. This is probably the most useful search engine training site, and includes information on browsers and "getting connected", and a glossary of Netscape and Internet jargon. 

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ICT for Library and Information Professionals: A Training Package for Developing Countries - Module 5

Developed by: Lourdes T. David
Type of resource: Website with downloadable resources
Target audience: General, Trainers
Cost: Free access

The package available on this website is intended to provide the knowledge and skills required to deal with the application of ICT to library and information services. It is meant for library and information personnel who may become trainers in the area.
By the end of Module 5, learners should Module 5 is designed to enable participants to acquire knowledge and skills that will help them train other information professionals to use the Internet.

By the end of the course, students should be able to:
1. Identify Internet tools and resources
2. Utilize Internet search tools and services
3. Evaluate Internet tools and resources
4. Cite properly the information found on the Internet
5. Address the trends and issues concerning the Internet
6. Use the Internet as an information resource

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ITrain Effective Internet Searching

Developed by: Bellanet
Type of resource: Students' and instructors' manual in PDF and zipped MS Word format
Target audience: Trainers
Cost: Free access

This training module is designed to teach advanced Internet searching skills to participants. The materials explain how search engines work, how to choose among search engines, advanced search engine techniques, and how to go beyond search engines in finding information on the Internet.

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Searching the Internet

Developed by: MMTK
Type of resource: MS Word files
Target audience: General, Trainers
Cost: Free access

This workshop kit for trainers covers the basic processes of finding information on the internet. Part of the Multimedia Training Kit.

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Finding Information on the Internet - General

100 Ways to search the Deep Web

Developed by: AGEG weitzenegger.de
Type of resource: website with links to search tools
Target audience: General, Trainers, Information intermediaries
Cost: Free access

This list offers 100 tips and tools to help you get the most out of your Internet searches, including Meta-Search Engines, Semantic Search Tools and Databases, General Search Engines and Databases, Academic Search Engines and Databases, Scientific Search Engines and Databases, Collaborative Information and Databases and more.

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Finding Internet Resources on Preventing Violence Against Women

Developed by: APC WNSP
Type of resource: Zipped MS Word files
Target audience: General, Trainers, Women
Cost: Free access

This workshop kit for trainers forms the basis of a training sessions on navigating online and offline information sources of resources on VAW. Part of the Multimedia Training Kit.

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Introduction to Using the Internet for Librarians

Developed by: INASP
Type of resource: Handouts, exercises and presentations
Target audience: Trainers
Cost: Free access

Course materials (presentations, handouts and exercises) are available to download as zip or stuffed archives containing Microsoft Word and PowerPoint files. Areas covered are (day 1) introducing the Internet, browsing and searching; (day 2) searching (continued), information gateways and the importance of quality; (day 3) quality issues and web page design; (day 4) web page evaluation, software, copyright, e-mail, costing; (day 5) developing an Internet-related training programme. Registration is required.

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MainTain IT Cookbook: Small and Rural Libraries

Developed by: The MaintainIT Project
Type of resource: Downloadable PDF
Target audience: General, Trainers, Information intermediaries
Cost: Free access

This Cookbook from the MaintainIT project covers fundamentals that are valuable for any library, and is a great resource for someone wanting to know a bit more about supporting and sustaining public computers. Learn about locking down public computers, use a handy maintenance checklist, and more! These topics are covered: Technology Planning, Computer Maintenance, Volunteer Recruitment, Technology Training Tips, Library Technology in the Future

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Strategic Use

Open Source - General

African FOSS Business Models Syllabus

Developed by: ICT@Innovation (FOSSFA & InWEnt)
Type of resource: Wiki website with downloadable content
Target audience: General, Trainers
Cost: Free access

The African FLOSS Business Models Syllabus consists of 6 modules, spread along three thematic parts that can either be downloaded or read online. The following 6 modules are included: Module 1: Introduction to Emerging FLOSS Business Models; Module 2: African Business Models: Case Studies; Module 3: Communicating FLOSS; Module 4: Introduction to General Business Skills; Module 5: FLOSS Specific Business Knowledge and Skills; Module 6: FLOSS Training

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How Open APIs Can Change How Nonprofits Manage Data

Developed by: NTEN
Type of resource: PDF document
Target audience: General, Trainers
Cost: Free access

Nonprofits manage lots of data: research, files, data on constituents, donors, and clients, etc. Choosing software to manage this organizational data is difficult enough. Getting applications to talk to one another in ways that are efficient and in support of the organization’s mission is even harder. Application Programming Interfaces or APIs provide a way to simplify data management tasks. Software vendors and open source software projects are increasingly using APIs to help their customers/users increase the extensibility and integration possibilities of their software. This paper examines the problem that APIs try to solve, technologies behind APIs, vendor strategies, and examples of things you can do with APIs.

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MMTK Open source software materials

Developed by: APC
Type of resource: PDF files and OpenOffice.org files
Target audience: General, Trainers
Cost: Free access

This workshop kit offers materials which trainers can use as the basis of face-to-face workshops. Two units are available: "Introduction to open source software" and "Choosing open source software".

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OpenOffice Training Materials

Developed by: ByteBot.net (Colin Charles)
Type of resource: Web site - OOo and PDF files
Target audience: General, Trainers
Cost: Free access

Ready-made OOo slide presentations (also available as PDF files) introducing all the tools in the OpenOffice.org suite. Useful for both trainers and end-users.

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Open Source - Tips for migrating

Tips for Switching to Open Office

Developed by: OpenOffice.org Training, Tips, and Ideas
Type of resource: Web site / Blog
Target audience: General, Trainers
Cost: Free access

This is a very big blog with lots of tips, tricks and ideas about using Open Office effectively. Pne ofthe categories deals specifically with tips and advice on transitioning to Open Office, with technical advice for users, strategic advice for IT managers, tips on how to motivate staff to use Open Office and more. Browse through the different blog entries and tags to find useful tips and tricks.

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Open Source - Open source for development

Free knowledge for ICT literacy

Developed by: The Community Education Computer Society
Type of resource: Portal
Target audience: General, Trainers
Cost: Free access

This portal provides access to free learning resources for ICT literacy using free/libre and open source software to enable people to change the conditions of their lives for the better. The portal includes a wealth of information about FOSS, learning resocures and tools.

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Open Source - Open source for education

Moodle

Developed by: Moodle project
Type of resource: Software
Target audience: General, Trainers
Cost: Free access

Moodle is an open source course management system designed to help educators create quality online courses, based on principles of social constructionist pedagogy.

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SchoolForge

Developed by: SchoolForge
Type of resource: Web site
Target audience: General, Trainers
Cost: Free access

Schoolforge's mission is to unify independent organizations that advocate, use, and develop open resources for primary and secondary education. Schoolforge is intended to empower member organizations to make open educational resources more effective, efficient, and ubiquitous by enhancing communication, sharing resources, and increasing the transparency of development. Schoolforge members advocate the use of open source and free software, open texts and lessons, and open curricula for the advancement of education and the betterment of humankind. The SchoolForge web site

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SEUL/edu

Developed by: SEUL/edu
Type of resource: Web site
Target audience: General, Trainers
Cost: Free access

SEUL/edu is dedicated to furthering the use of Linux and other open resources in education. This covers all aspects of educational uses of Linux, by teachers, parents, and students.

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Open Source - Linux

LinTraining- a Linux training web site

Developed by: Linsight
Type of resource: Web site
Target audience: General, Trainers
Cost: Free access

Web resource about available Linux training resources and courses. Includes lists of Linux training centres as well as information for Linux trainers - courseware, and efforts to create a Linux certification program.

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Open Source - Office productivity and project management

MMTK OpenOffice.org training materials

Developed by: APC
Type of resource: PDF files and OpenOffice.org files
Target audience: General, Trainers
Cost: Free access

This workshop kit offers materials which trainers can use as the basis of face-to-face workshops. Topics covered include OpenOffice.org Writer and OpenOffice.org Impress.

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Open Source - Open content

Editor\'s choice: \"Copyright, copyleft and everything in between\': A multimedia curriculum on copyright alternatives in South Africa

Developed by: The Learning Commons
Type of resource: website and downloadable executable file to save to CD
Target audience: General, Trainers
Cost: Free access

The Learning Commons technology collective offers this downloadable file on open content in South Africa. Written by Kerryn McKay and Heather Ford and animated by Phillipa Moore from Paraffin Interactive, these animated materials offer a fascinating glimpse into the history of copyright, the impact of copyright and technology on local culture and indigenous knowledge, and new alternatives to copyright that enable you to freely copy and redistribute royalty-free content on the internet. Available in multi-media CDRom with printed booklets for facilitators, the tool is geared toward Grade 9 students in South Africa. In \'Copyright and left\' learners engage in interactive games throughout the CDRom, and can take part in fun and challenging group work in order to apply the knowledge that they have learned. The final assignment will demonstrate the learners\' abilities to successfully combine the themes of the curriculum by developing a website for their peers on copyright and its alternatives.

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Online Communities and Collaboration - Building online communities

10 online icebreakers

Developed by: Lasagna and chips - unexpected combinations for creativity and innovation
Type of resource: Blog post
Target audience: General, Trainers, Information intermediaries
Cost: Free access

A personal list of 10 most interesting online icebreakers for online teams or working groups, compiled by an expert in online collaboration and development.

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Building Electronic Communities and Networks

Developed by: IMARK
Type of resource: E-learning web site (CD version available)
Target audience: General, Trainers
Cost: Free access

The module covers the approaches, methods, and tools used to build electronic communities, and covers the various steps and procedures for developing and facilitating electronic communities. The total curriculum consists of 29 lessons, ranging from approximately 15 to 90 minutes duration, grouped into five units, for a total of about 16 to 22 hours of self-paced instruction.

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Community of Practice Facilitation

Developed by: Bellanet
Type of resource: Manuals
Target audience: Trainers
Cost: Free access

This module is designed to help learners develop a shared understanding of Communities of Practice; understand the role of the facilitator; develop skills in facilitating online CoPs; learn how to set up an online CoP; develop an action plan for facilitating a CoP.

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Facilitating a Community of Practice - Instructor Manual

Developed by: Bellanet
Type of resource: Downloadable manual
Target audience: General, Trainers, Information intermediaries
Cost: Free access

The Facilitating a Community of Practice - Instructor Manual is part of a series of ITrain materials. Although a little dated (2002), the Instructor Manual and accompanying Participant Manual provided a detailed guide through a workshop that aims to achieve the following objectives: a. Develop a shared understanding of Communities of Practice; b. Clarify the role of a facilitator of a CoP, including the differences between face-to-face facilitation and online facilitation; c. Begin to develop skills in facilitating online Communities of Practice; d. Learn how to set up an online Community using Yahoo!Groups; e. Develop an action plan for facilitating a Community of Practice.

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Introduction to Social Media

Developed by: Centre for Learning & Performance Technologies
Type of resource: Web site
Target audience: General, Trainers, Information intermediaries
Cost: Free access

This resource looks at the key social media technologies and tools and how they can be used for learning and performance enhancement. It covers the general principles of social media and the use of social media tools for both formal and informal learning approaches in an organisation. It also considers how to choose the right tools for an organisation.

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Knowledge Sharing Toolkit

Developed by: ICT-KM Program
Type of resource: Web site
Target audience: General, Trainers, Information intermediaries
Cost: Free access

This toolkit is a living knowledge repository about knowledge sharing. It is intended to be a resource both for KS workshops as well as an ongoing place to learn about, improve upon and generally share our knowledge sharing practices. The toolkit has three main pieces. Two "libraries" one for methods and one for tools that can be used for knowledge sharing, and a set of perspectives and guidance that can help user to choose tools and methods for your needs and contexts.

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Online Community Manager: What Does It Take to be Successful?

Developed by: WebWorker Daily
Type of resource: Web article
Target audience: General, Trainers, Information intermediaries
Cost: Free access

This blog post describes what it takes to be successful as a community manager, and looks at skills to learn and work habits that are useful for community managers. A concise and useful overview with links to other relevant articles.

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Online Interaction Training of Trainer content

Developed by: Project Harmony, Armenia School Connectivity Programme
Type of resource: Website with downloadable resources
Target audience: General, Trainers
Cost: Free access

Outline of a Training of Trainers curriculum with downloadable resources per chapter, including themes such as: Basics of Online Interaction, Pre & Post Evaluation, Online Interaction Project Management & Leadership, Communication & Facilitation Skills for Online Leaders and Facilitators, All Things Technical, Content and Subject Matter Experts, The Importance of Adult Learning for ToT.

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Online Communities and Collaboration - Blogging

8 Steps For Building Community On Twitter: Tips For Membership Organizations

Developed by: TwiTip
Type of resource: Blog post
Target audience: General, Trainers, Information intermediaries
Cost: Free access

Twitter is a micro-blogging tool and can be a great space for building community around your membership-based organization, whether you work for a professional society, trade association or a cause-related nonprofit. This is a quick eight-step guide of how to set up a Twitter account for your “.org”. If you are starting from scratch, this is what TwiTip finds works the best.

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Learning 2.0: 23 things

Developed by: Learning 2.0
Type of resource: Tutorial
Target audience: General, Trainers
Cost: Free access

A discovery learning program designed to explore new technologies. You will find 23 Things small exercises that you can do on the web to explore and expand your knowledge of the Internet and Web 2.0.

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The DigiActive Guide to Twitter for Activism

Developed by: DigiActive
Type of resource: Downloadable PDF guide
Target audience: General, Trainers
Cost: Free access

This short guide (22 pages) provides an introduction to Twitter, offers some advice on best practices, and draws on five case studies to demonstrate possible uses of Twitter for political activists and other organisations.

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Strategic Internet Use - The Internet for activism

Advocacy & Lobbying Online: Designing and developing a campaign

Developed by: Women'sNet
Type of resource: Online Workbook
Target audience: General, Trainers, Women
Cost: Free access

This workbook from South African Women'sNet gives an overview of the steps to follow for developing an online campaign, and includes exercises for evaluating online campaigns.


Advocacy, Communication and Coalition-Building

Developed by: World Bank Institute's Community Empowerment and Social Inclusion (CESI)
Type of resource: MS Word file
Target audience: General, Trainers
Cost: Free access

A module on Communications, advocacy, and coalition building. It aims to provide learning opportunities to improve development effectiveness through building local organizational capacity.

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How To: Organise on Facebook Securely

Developed by: Movements.org
Type of resource: Web site
Target audience: General, Trainers
Cost: Free access

Facebook is a potent tool for organising people around events or issues, but to use it most effectively you should make sure that you're taking steps to minimize the chances of people seeing your communications who you do not want to see them. This guide offers steps for doing so. Follow it to organize more safely, but know that even if you do everything pointed out here, you should still be cautious and skeptical when you're organizing online and take your online interactions offline as soon as it is possible (and safe) to do so!

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Message-in-a-Box

Developed by: Tactical Technology Collective
Type of resource: Web site with How-To Guides, Case studies, tools, etc.
Target audience: General, Trainers
Cost: Free access

"Message in-a-box" is a set of strategic guides to using communications tools for social change, together with a suite of open source tools to get you making your own media. The toolkit is designed for small and medium-sized NGOs, advocates, and citizen journalists to help them create and distribute content for their advocacy efforts while exploring the constantly evolving world of campaigning and communications.

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Mobiles-in-a-Box

Developed by: Tactical Technology Collective
Type of resource: Web site with How-To Guides, Case studies, tools, etc.
Target audience: General, Trainers
Cost: Free access

Mobiles in-a-box is a collection of tools, tactics, how-to guides and case studies designed to help advocacy and activist organisations use mobile technology in their work. Mobiles in-a-box is designed to inspire, to present possibilities for the use of mobile telephony in your work and to introduce you to some tools which may help you. After reading the material in this toolkit you can expect to be able to design and implement a mobile advocacy strategy for your organisation.

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Using ICT for Policy Advocacy

Developed by: AWORC
Type of resource: MS Word and PDF files
Target audience: General, Trainers, Women
Cost: Free access

Materials from the Asian Women's Resource Exchange's 2001 WENT training programme. The modules consist of handouts and PowerPoint presentations on topics including "Integrating ICT into Policy Advocacy: Intro to Tools" and "Integrating ICT into your Communication Strategy"

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Strategic Internet Use - Knowledge management

Editor's choice: Knowledge Sharing Toolkit

Developed by: Bellanet, Mark Faul, Kemly Camacho
Type of resource: Word Document
Target audience: Trainers
Cost: Free access

This (draft) kit contains tools that are designed to make it easier to benefit from the collective experience, knowledge and expertise of your peers, co-workers and partners. The knowledge sharing techniques described in this toolkit are a selection of KS tools that are simple, quick, and proven to be effective methods for providing and promoting open, transparent discussion on topics, issues, activities and projects, and can be effectively used as training/facilitation techniques for workshops.

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Strategic Internet Use - Technology planning

Editor's choice: MMTK Using Older and Refurbished Computers Unit

Developed by: APC & Bridges.org
Type of resource: MS Word files
Target audience: General, Trainers
Cost: Free access

This workshop kit offers materials which trainers can use as the basis of face-to-face workshop. The handout will be of value to anyone wanting to learn about using older and refurbished computers.

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Editor's choice: Strategic Tech Toolkit

Developed by: Summit Collaborative and Strategic Tech
Type of resource: Website and PDFs.
Target audience: General, Trainers
Cost: Free access

These materials, developed by Summit Collaborative and Strategic Tech trainers, provide simple resources and background material such as fact sheets, sample agendas, surveys, check lists and assessment tools for technology planning. The toolkit covers all facets of technology planning - from building a technology team, understanding staff attitudes towards technology, working with a board of directors, to actually developing and then implementing the plan. Session outlines spell out the steps in collaborative technology planning, and instruct how the different resources can be employed in the overall process.

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Using Technology to Increase your Organization's Capacity

Developed by: LINC Project
Type of resource: Web site
Target audience: Trainers
Cost: Free access

This is a workshop agenda and trainers' notes for a day-long workshop on "Using Technology to Increase your Organizations's Capacity" aimed at not-for-profits. The workshop is based on three key points: in order to use technology you must plan; you must have support for your technology; you need to assess resources available to you for your technology use.

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Strategic Internet Use - General

Making the Internet Connection Count: Effective Use of the Internet in Seven Steps

Developed by: Leland Initiative
Type of resource: Online manual and worksheets
Target audience: General, Trainers
Cost: Free access

The "seven steps" set out in this manual are Internet awareness building, assessing your organization's use of information, finding answers to technical questions, training your organization to use the Internet, action planning for use of the Internet, implementing your action plan, and reviewing progress and looking ahead. Worksheets for planning are included in the manual.

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Training Kit on Participatory Spatial Information Management and Communication

Developed by: Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Co-operation ACP-EU (CTA), & International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)
Type of resource: Training modules
Target audience: General, Trainers, Information intermediaries
Cost: Free access

This Training Kit is can be tailored to meet your needs for training on Participatory Spatial Information Management and Communication. The Training Kit contains 15 Modules which cover the entire spectrum of good developmental practice – from mobilising communities to developing a communication strategy based on the outcome of participatory mapping activities. The Modules touch on topics such as the fundamentals of training, ethics and community groundwork and processes as well as the more technical low-, mid- and high-tech participatory mapping methods. The Training Kit culminates in a Module on networking, communication and advocacy – the pillars upon which maps become effective media and negotiation tools.


Web Design

Web Design - HTML basics

Web Page Design and Authoring

Developed by: INASP
Type of resource: Word, Powerpoint and HTML formats
Target audience: General, Trainers
Cost: Free access

Materials to support a 5-10 day workshop on introductory HTML, Web site design, images for the Web, CSS and associated Web site development processes. The materials are aimed at librarians and other information professionals but can easily be adapted to meet other user's requirements.

The learning objectives of the workshop and materials are:

  • To train librarians and other information professionals in Web page authoring
  • To provide participants with a working knowledge of the technical skills required for Web page authoring; HTML and Cascading Stylesheets
  • To provide participants with the skills needed to prepare and use images in Web pages
  • To highlight the importance of designing and building scalable, accessible and usable Web sites

Registration required.

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Web Design - Web site structure and navigation

Message in-a-box: Planning your website

Developed by: Tactical Technology Collective (TTC)
Type of resource: Web site
Target audience: General, Trainers
Cost: Free access

This online resource will take you through the stages involved in building a website, starting with analysing your audience and goals, then deciding how to structure your website, how to get it hosted and how to set up your own website address or domain. This resource is available on CD for off line browsing.

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Web Design - General

Building a Web Site Together: A Curriculum for a Team Web Site Building Workshop

Developed by: SA Women'sNet / SANGONeT / APC WNSP
Type of resource: Curriculum for facilitators
Target audience: Trainers, Women
Cost: Free access

"Building a Web Site Together - How the Women'sNet Site was Born" is a guide that presents how to develop a small site collectively, from start to finish. The workshop curriculum is organized into the following main sections: site planning, WWW (HTML) skills training and site structure concepts, building the site, site evaluation, and planning ongoing site development and maintenance.

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Helping Voluntary Groups Plan Websites

Developed by: ICTHUB KnowledgeBase
Type of resource: Web article
Target audience: General, Trainers
Cost: Free access

"You may be a circuit rider, ICT consultant or website designer, working within a voluntary organisation, a freelancer or volunteer. Whatever your role, here are some ways you could help a voluntary organisation to plan and develop their website."

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ITrain Web Site Construction

Developed by: Bellanet / SANGONeT
Type of resource: Students' and instructors' manual in PDF and zipped MS Word format
Target audience: Trainers
Cost: Free access

This training module was developed by SANGONeT and is a two-day module focused on the basics of developing a website.

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Message in-a-box: Creating search friendly sites

Developed by: Tactical Technology Collective (TTC)
Type of resource: web site
Target audience: General, Trainers
Cost: Free access

This resource details the process of Search engine optimisation (SEO) to ensure that your webpages are accessible to search engines and are built in a way that improves their chances of being found. The guide includes a variety of resources to help build your understanding of search engine optimisation.

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Web Page Concept and Design - Getting a Web Site Up and Running

Developed by: Lourdes T. David
Type of resource: Website with downloadable resources
Target audience: General, Trainers
Cost: Free access

Intended for library and information personnel, this module covers the concepts and principles in web page creation and design and introduces the basic steps in setting up and maintaining a web site. By the end of the course students should be able to create a simple web site. The course also covers aspects of web site hosting, promotion and related legal issues.

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Web Site Usability and Accessibility - Usability

Usability Toolkit

Developed by: Information & Design
Type of resource: Web site
Target audience: General, Trainers
Cost: Free access

Articles and checklists on a wide range of usability-related topics. An extended commercial version is also available.

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Web Site Usability and Accessibility - Accessibility

Planning web accessibility training

Developed by: W3C
Type of resource: Web site
Target audience: General, Trainers
Cost: Free access

This set of training resource pages outlines strategies and resources which can be useful in preparing training sessions on web accessibility.

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Web Site Usability and Accessibility - Writing for the web

Writing for the Web

Developed by: MMTK
Type of resource: MS Word document
Target audience: General, Trainers
Cost: Free access

Guide by Marion Walton from the University of Cape Town with tips and strategies for writing effective content for the web. Part of the Multimedia Training Kit.

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Multimedia

Audio Online - Technical tips and tricks

Minidisc Guide Guidelines & Recommendations

Developed by: Transom.org
Type of resource: website
Target audience: General, Trainers
Cost: Free access

Guidelines and Recommendations on whether & how to use MiniDiscs for recording and interviewing

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Digital archiving of audio content using WINISIS and Greenstone software: a manual for community radio managers

Developed by: UNESCO
Type of resource: Downloadable PDF
Target audience: General, Trainers, Information intermediaries
Cost: Free access

This self-instructional handbook is aimed at helping managers of community and FM radio stations, public service broadcasting agencies and any other organizations that deal with audio files create prototype archives of digital audio documents.

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Audio Online - General

Digital Audio Production

Developed by: OneWorld
Type of resource: MS Word files
Target audience: General, Trainers
Cost: Free access

This workshop kit for trainers includes introductions to digital editing, encoding, Cool Edit and Sound Forge. Part of the Multimedia Training Kit.

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Message in-a-box: Audio

Developed by: Tactical Technology Collective (TTC)
Type of resource: web site
Target audience: General, Trainers
Cost: Free access

The audio section of Message in-a-box will help you create audio content that is powerful and relevant, and to distribute it to audiences using radio, CDs, public spaces and the internet. It also provides a number of case studies that show the many ways audio can be used in human rights advocacy work. This resource is available on CD for off line browsing.

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Community Radio - Content development

BBC News Styleguide

Developed by: BBC Training & Development
Type of resource: website
Target audience: General, Trainers
Cost: Free access

Avoid clichés and improve your journalism with this PDF version of the BBC News Styleguide. The Guide gives practical suggestions on many aspects of journalism style, including abbreviations, clichés, reported speech - and how to avoid irritating your editor.

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Interviewing for Radio

Developed by: BBC Training & development
Type of resource: Web site
Target audience: General, Trainers
Cost: Free access

A guide to preparing for interviews for radio, including live studio interviews and vox pops.

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MMTK Radio Browsing Unit

Developed by: OneWorld
Type of resource: MS Word files
Target audience: General, Trainers
Cost: Free access

Using the "radio browsing" approach, community radio stations give their listeners access to a wealth of information from the Internet. This workshop kit offers materials which trainers can use as the basis of face-to-face workshops. The handout will be of value to anyone wanting to learn about radio browsing.

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Producing Content for Radio

Developed by: MMTK
Type of resource: MS Word files
Target audience: General, Trainers
Cost: Free access

Developed by AMARC and aimed at trainers in community radio, this workshop kit covers topics including interviewing, presenting and editing. Part of the Multimedia Training Kit.

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Community Radio - Technical tips and tricks

Microphones and sound for radio

Developed by: BBC Training & Development
Type of resource: web site
Target audience: General, Trainers
Cost: Free access

Learn about microphones, sound levels and ways to get the best recordings.

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Minidisc for Radio

Developed by: BBC Training & Development
Type of resource: web site
Target audience: General, Trainers
Cost: Free access

A course for radio programme makers in using the minidisc recorder for interviews, vox pops etc, featuring an interactive 5-minute guide to using the Sony MZ-R55 mindisc model.

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Video Online - General

Filming for Rural Change: Video in Development

Developed by: Technical Centre for Agriculture and Rural Cooperation (CTA)
Type of resource: downloadable PDF
Target audience: General, Trainers
Cost: Free access

This book is about using video in rural interventions for social change. It gives a glimpse into the many creative ways in which video can be used in rural development activities

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Message in-a-box: Video

Developed by: Tactical Technology Collective (TTC)
Type of resource: Web site
Target audience: General, Trainers
Cost: Free access

The video section of Message in-a-box will show you how to make videos, how to use them to support your work and how to distribute them, with examples, case studies and useful online resources. This section also tells you how to make a video in support of your activism while taking steps to ensure all participants are safe and secure, and avoiding unnecessary risks.

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Resources for Internet Trainers - Training in a development context

ICT for Library and Information Professionals: A Training Package for Developing Countries - Module 3

Developed by: Lourdes T. David
Type of resource: Website with downloadable resources
Target audience: General, Trainers
Cost: Free access

This package with downloadable resources is intended to provide the knowledge and skills required to deal with the application of ICT to library and information services. It is meant for library and information personnel who may become trainers in the area.

By the end of Module 3, learners should be able to:
Appreciate the impact of ICT on the information industry, services and professionals; Understand the information- seeking behavior of users in an electronic environment; Know how to search and browse using a range of information systems (OPACs, CD-ROMs, Web); Know how to apply a variety of search techniques; Understand the importance of interface design; Search using both controlled and natural languages (as appropriate); Know how to support users' information-seeking needs

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Telecentres - Starting up and sustaining

ICT for Teacher Training Portal

Developed by: UNESCO
Type of resource: Portal
Target audience: General, Trainers
Cost: Free access

The Information and Communication Technology Portal (ICT) for Teacher Training is the gateway to Internet resources and websites dedicated to training the teachers in utilizing information and communication technologies to enhance their teaching skills. Links to topics related to: ICT in education, teachers’ role in ICT environment, ICT training strategies and online courses as well as curriculum materials are provided

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Telecentres - Education and training

Curriculum Evaluation for CTCs and Other Organizations

Developed by: TechSoup
Type of resource: Web article
Target audience: General, Trainers
Cost: Free access

Annotated list of sites where you can find inexpensive or free training materials and curricula, including self-paced learning and instructor-led classes.

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Themes and Issues in Telecentre Sustainability

Developed by: Raul Roman & Royal D. Colle
Type of resource: Web article
Target audience: General, Trainers
Cost: Free access

Abstract: The initiation, diffusion and adoption of the telecentre idea has been an enormously eclectic process, largely devoid of systematic research and planning. The approach has generally been one of pilot projects — trying out models to see what works to achieve a diversity of objectives. In some cases the approach has been simply entrepreneurial, with enterprising business people exploring new opportunities for profit-making.

A range of important issues is linked to the operation and success of telecentres. These include: sustainability, community relevance, government policy, information and communication technology (ICT), research, community partnerships and participation, telecentre objectives, and business planning. Often mentioned but largely undeveloped is the training associated with telecentre management, an issue that relates to all of the issues mentioned.

While each of the issues deserves systematic analysis, this chapter concentrates on sustainability and training. Based on data collected from Australia and South Africa to Hungary and Canada — and from various project documents — we describe some of the strategies being used to sustain telecentres. We put this discussion especially in the context of developing nations because of the intense interest in the early 21st century in incubating telecentres in places where individual connectivity to information access is most problematic.

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Telecentres - General

Telecentre.org

Developed by: Telecentre.org
Type of resource: Web site
Target audience: General, Trainers
Cost: Free access

Telecentre.org makes social investments and provides services that build the capacity of telecentre operators around the world. The telecentre.org site is the first site in what is hoped will grow into a global community of telecentre network sites.

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The Telecentre Training Manual

Developed by: R.D. Colle and R. Roman
Type of resource: PDF file
Target audience: General, Trainers
Cost: Free access

"Modules for Training Telecentre Staff: An interim report with sample modules."

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Technical Skills

Computer Networking - Introduction to networking

CTC Apprenticeship Toolkit Trainer's Manual

Developed by: TechSoup/Compumentor
Type of resource: PDF file
Target audience: General, Trainers
Cost: Free access

The Toolkit is designed for Community Technology Centres interested in teaching their students desktop support and basic systems administration tasks required for managing a lab. It does not include all that needs to be known about all of the tasks related to systems administration, but provides a solid foundation of best practices in this area.

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Computer Networking - General

Bandwidth optimisation training resources

Developed by: INASP
Type of resource: Web site
Target audience: General, Trainers
Cost: Free access

Briefing packs, workshop materials and information resources on bandwidth optimisation.

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Databases - Introduction

Introduction to Databases and MS Access

Developed by: APC
Type of resource: MS Word files
Target audience: General, Trainers
Cost: Free access

This workshop kit for trainers includes an introduction to databases and MS Access. Part of the Multimedia Training Kit.

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Databases - Content management systems

ActionApps Admin Training

Developed by: APC
Type of resource: MS Word document
Target audience: Trainers
Cost: Free access

Guide by Anna Feldman aimed at trainers who running workshops on ActionApps administration.

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Databases - General

Managing Information Using Databases

Developed by: AWORC
Type of resource: MS Word and PowerPoint files.
Target audience: Trainers, General, Women
Cost: Free access

Materials from the Asian Women's Resource Exchange's 2001 WENT training course. Modules consist of handout and PowerPoint presentations on topics including database concepts, the database development cycle, developing database specifications and Web-database integration.

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Yenza! Taking Databases Online

Developed by: National Research Foundation, South Africa
Type of resource: Web site, downloadable MS PowerPoint presentation
Target audience: Trainers, General
Cost: Free access

This site is intended to help users decide whether and how to develop online databases and database-driven web sites. Includes resources and links on Cold Fusion, MS Access, PHP and other web database-related tools.

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Secure Computing and Online Communications - Privacy, anonymity, and encryption

Hushmail

Developed by: APC
Type of resource: Trainers' kit
Target audience: General, Trainers
Cost: Free access

MMTK introduction to the Hushmail secure web-based e-mail.

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Protection of Privacy and Personal Data in a Networked Society

Developed by: Bridges.org
Type of resource: Trainers' notes
Target audience: Trainers
Cost: Free access

Lesson outline and links for trainers.

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Secure Computing and Online Communications - In the workplace

Information security planning

Developed by: APC
Type of resource: MS Word files
Target audience: General, Trainers
Cost: Free access

Developed by APC member Ungana-Afrika, this ItrainOnline MMTK unit aims to help NGOs plan for more secure use of information and communications technologies.

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Secure Computing and Online Communications - General

Access control

Developed by: APC
Type of resource: Trainers kit.
Target audience: General, Trainers
Cost: Free access

MMTK introduction to passwords and firewalls.

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Web Programming - General

Informit Reference Libary

Developed by: INFORM.IT
Type of resource: Web site - Reference manuals
Target audience: General, Trainers
Cost: Free access

A reference website offered in collaboration with Sams Publishing, the site offers free online versions of selected "Sams Teach Yourself" series, featuring "Teach Yourself" in 24 hours, 10 minutes, or 21 days tools in operating systems, programming, databases and productivity software. Tutorials cover Microsoft Office, Visual Basic, SQL, HTML, and JavaScript, among others.

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