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Home > ItrainOnline newsletter > May 2005

ITO-Announce May 2005

The following resources were added to ItrainOnline during May:

1. New section: Wireless
2. ItrainOnline spotlight: Secure Online Communications
3. Trainer Resources
4. Localisation
5. Community Radio
6. Suggest a resource

1. New Section: WIRELESS

ItrainOnline introduced a new section on wireless communication in May, aimed at both new and advanced users. Topics covered range from technical skills to examples of community wireless networking projects.
http://www.itrainonline.org/itrainonline/english/wireless.shtml


2. Spotlight: SECURE ON LINE COMMUNICATIONS

ItrainOnline turned the spotlight on secure online communications in May, sharing many resources on different tools, tips and information to keep you and your data safe. The ItrainOnline Security section can be found at
http://www.itrainonline.org/itrainonline/english/security.shtml

DATA BACK UP

BACKING UP YOUR DATA
This guide from OneNorthWest outlines the hardware, software and procedures necessary to back up the key data from your computers effectively.
http://www.onenw.org/bin/page.cfm/pageid/8

MASS STORAGE
Articles on storage devices such as external hard drives, CD and DVD burners and flash drives.
http://www.tomshardware.com/storage/

GUARDING AGAINST LOSS OF DATA
MMTK introduction to guarding against loss of data.
http://www.itrainonline.org/itrainonline/mmtk/security.shtml

HOW FILE COMPRESSION WORKS
File compression is a central component of most back-up tools. This article explains in simple terms how file compression works.
http://www.howstuffworks.com/file-compression.htm/printable

VIRUSES, SPYWARE, AND ADWARE

WHAT ARE VIRUSES, WORMS, AND TROJANS?
Basic guide from Microsoft looking at what viruses, worms and Trojans are, how they spread, and how to protect your system against them.
http://www.microsoft.com/security/articles/virus101.asp

SPYWAREINFO
This excellent site offers a newsletter, forums and other resources to keep you up-to-date on spyware and related malware.
http://www.spywareinfo.com/

VIRUSES
A basic introduction to viruses from Rutgers University. Although it dates back to 2002, the guide's clear, basic explanation of what viruses are and how to deal with them is still relevant.
http://getit.rutgers.edu/tutorials/viruses/index.html

ANTIVIR
AntiVir PersonalEdition Classic is free for individual and private use. AntiVir runs on Windows 98/Me and XP (XP&2000&NT) and Linux/OpenBSD/FreeBSD/Solaris.
http://www.free-av.com/

ACCESS CONTROL: PASSWORDS AND FIREWALLS

PROTECT YOURSELF: PASSWORDS
Basic password tips from Learn the Net.
http://www.learnthenet.com/english/html/72passwd.htm

ACCESS CONTROL
MMTK introduction to passwords and fire walls.
http://www.itrainonline.org/itrainonline/mmtk/security.shtml

MISCELLANEOUS

WI-FI HORRORS: TALES FROM THE CRYPTOGRAPHER
Basic tips for securing your wireless network.
http://reviews.cnet.com/4520-10168_7-5659898-1.html?tag=nav

INFORMATION SECURITY IN THE WORKPLACE: WHAT EVERY
USER SHOULD KNOW

This guide by Melissa J. Dark provides an excellent basic overview of threats to security and practices which promote computer security. Although published in 2000 the principles it outlines are still valid today.
http://www.cerias.purdue.edu/training_and_awareness/downloads/information _security_workplace_preview.pdf

HUSHMAIL
MMTK introduction to the Hushmail secure web-based e-mail.
http://www.itrainonline.org/itrainonline/mmtk/security.shtml


3. TRAINER RESOURCES

ICT FOR LIBRARY AND INFORMATION PROFESSIONALS TRAINING PACKAGE FOR DEVELOPING COUNTRIES
The ICTLIP package is intended to provide the knowledge and skills required to deal with the application of ICT to library and information services. Geared towards librarians and information professionals, the modules cover a variety of themes and are intended as a platform for multiplier training efforts. This UNESCO training
course offers lessons, activities, MS PowerPoint presentations, students' guides and glossaries for each module. Each module represents a 40 hour training course. The Package has been developed by the UNESCO Asia & Pacific Regional Office with funding from the Japanese Fund in Trust for Communication and Information. Modules include:

Information Seeking in an Electronic Environment
http://www.unesco.org/webworld/publications/ictlip3/

The Internet as an Information Resource
http://www.unesco.org/webworld/publications/ictlip5/

Web Page Concept and Design: Getting a Web Site Up and Running
http://www.unesco.org/webworld/publications/ictlip6/

THE VOICE OF THE LEARNER
Appreciative inquiry (AI) turns problem-solving on its head - it focuses on achievements rather than problems. The use of AI exercises as part of a training session opens up channels of communication, generally creates an open and relaxed atmosphere and engages the group. This tool kit provides help and resources for trainers to be able to run Appreciative Inquiry exercises as part of a training
programme. These exercises will provide data and feedback to contribute to the consultation process and allow the voice of the learner to be heard and taken into account.
http://connection.cwru.edu/ai/practice/toolsTrainingDetail.cfm?coid=2522


4. LOCALISATION AND MULTILINGUAL COMPUTING

THE UNIQUE UNICODE
"The Unicode character set is a character set projected to represent the writing schemes of all of the world's major languages. Unicode provides a unique number for every character, no matter what the platform, what the programme, or what the language." Read the full article by Mir Lutful Kabir Saadi for a good basic introduction to Unicode.
http://www.acm.org/ubiquity/views/v6i21_saadi.html


FOSS LOCALISATION PRIMER
This primer introduces the concepts of FOSS and localisation, looks at localisation efforts in Asia Pacific, and finishes with recommendations for localisation initiatives.
http://www.iosn.net/l10n/foss-localization-primer/foss-localization-primer.pdf


5. COMMUNITY RADIO

HOW TO WRITE A RADIO SERIAL DRAMA FOR SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT: A SCRIPT WRITER'S MANUAL
This book by Esta de Fossard is a "practical manual for script writers preparing radio serial dramas for development projects. It will be useful both for novices and experienced script writers who have not yet written drama that educates as well as entertains."
http://www.jhuccp.org/pubs/fg/3/3.pdf


6. SUGGEST A RESOURCE


If you would like to suggest a resource for inclusion in ItrainOnline, please visit
http://www.itrainonline.org/itrainonline/english/submit.shtml or e-mail mmtk@apc.org

 


 
 
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