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Home > ItrainOnline newsletter > June 2005

ITO-Announce June 2005

The following resources were added to ItrainOnline during June:

1. ItrainOnline Spotlight: Document Management
2. PDF
3. Online Video
4. RSS
5. ICT Energy Solutions
6. Web Programming
7. Recursos en español
8. Suggest a resource

1. ITrainOnline Spotlight: DOCUMENT MANAGEMENT

INFORMATION AS AN ORGANISATIONAL ASSET
This article outlines the impact of disorganised information in any initiative, the benefits of seeing information as an asset, and gives pointers to becoming an "information leader" and ensuring that effective information management procedures and staff information management training are in place.
http://www.techsoup.com/howto/articlepage.cfm?ArticleId=349&topicid=11

LISTING FOLDER CONTENTS IN AN MS WORD FILE
These easy instructions are useful for creating an editable index or listing of the files on your computer.
http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,1895,1814463,00.asp


QUICK REFERENCE GUIDE: SETTING UP FOLDERS AND NAMING FILES FOR MULTIMEDIA AND WEB PAGE PROJECTS
"All too often we have wonderful projects that run perfectly on the machine on which they were created, but when we try to play them on another computer or upload them to the web, we find that files or pictures are missing, and/or the project will not will not run properly." This guide shows you how to organize and name files in ways that avoid these problems, and which help you to have quick and
organized access to your files in general.
http://pblmm.k12.ca.us/TechHelp/MediaGuidelines/folders.htm


DIGITAL DIRECTIONS: ORGANIZE YOUR PC FILES

This simple document, though prepared in 2000, still gives good advice for basic document management in a PC setting.
http://www.njcu.edu/dept/its/support/pdfs/Organize_Your_PC_Files.pdf


7 TIPS TO MANAGING YOUR FILES BETTER
Simple tips for file management in Microsoft Windows, such as keeping document files separate from programme files, using thumbnail images for easy file identification, and storing similar file types in the same places to facilitate easy access.
http://www.microsoft.com/atwork/manageinfo/files.mspx


2. PDF

OPTIMIZING PDF FILES
Tips for optimizing PDF creation in Adobe Acrobat and other PDF writers. Tips include the use of preset file sizes and using "space audit" to see what might be making your PDF file too big to be manageable.
http://www.pcmag.com/print_article2/0,2533,a=154248,00.asp


3. ONLINE VIDEO

WEBCASTING AND WEBSTREAMING: GET YOUR VIDEOS OUT TO YOUR ONLINE AUDIENCE
This article from TechSoup looks at the potential of video production for nonprofit promotion and advocacy work, and at what you need to get started, formats, and how the video should be prepared for use on the internet.
http://www.techsoup.com/howto/articlepage.cfm?ArticleId=522


4. RSS

RSS FOR NON PROFITS: WEB CONTENT ON YOUR TERMS
This resource explains how to get the content you want, when you want it and how you want it, without suffering from information overload. Keep up-to-date on new and relevant information for your organisation using "RSS" - really simple syndication. It is also a good tool to keep people informed about updates on your own web page.
http://www.techsoup.com/howto/articlepage.cfm?articleid=594


5. ICT ENERGY SOLUTIONS

ENERGY SOLUTIONS TOOL KIT FOR ICT PROJECTS
An interactive tool kit prototype to help rural ICT initiatives find cost-effective energy solutions. It features an overview presentation of the tool, which provides information about energy requirements of ICT equipment, decision-making support tools in the form of spreadsheets, web-based calculation tools and case studies from around the world.
http://www.dot-com-alliance.org/Toolkit.htm


6. WEB PROGRAMMING

AN XML PRIMER FOR TECHNICAL COMMUNICATORS
Part One of Sean Hower's primer provides a conceptual and technical introduction to XML and answers questions such as "What is XML?", "Why should I care about XML?". Part Two looks as some XML-related technologies and tools.
http://www.techwr-l.com/techwhirl/magazine/technical/xml_primer_part1.html


7. RECURSOS EN ESPAÑOL

INTRODUCCION A LOS SISTEMAS DE GESTION DE CONTENIDOS
Una panoramica de los diferentes sistemas de gestion de contenidos, incluyendo el wiki y el blog.
http://geneura.ugr.es/~jmerelo/tutoriales/cms/

INTRODUCCION A LOS SISTEMAS DE GESTION DE CONTENIDOS (CMS) DE CODIGO ABIERTO
Qué es un un sistema de manejo de contenidos? Por qué es necesario? Con que criterio seleccionamos uno?
http://www.uoc.edu/mosaic/articulos/cms1204.html

TECNOLOGIA WIFI PARA REDES LOCALES Y EXTENDIDAS
Curso en línea diseñado de manera que pueda ser utilizado con o sin la ayuda de un instructor. Cubre topicos como: Introducción a Redes, Sistema de Comunicación, Señales y Modulación, Medios de transmisión, Medios no guiados, Antenas, Multiplexaje y Acceso, Redes Inalámbricas, Voz sobre IP, y Energía y protección.
http://tutor.wilac.net/index.php


8. 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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