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ITO-Announce July 2004
The following resources were added to ItrainOnline during July:
- Resources for trainers
- Open source
- ICTs for development
- Suggest a resource
The ItrainOnline MMTK offers "workshop kits" for trainers on topics ranging from
technical skills to organizational development. Two new units were added to the
MMTK in July:
Finding and evaluating HIV/AIDS information on the internet
Introduction to mailing lists
USING ICTS FOR GOVERNMENT TRANSPARENCY
This site is aimed at a trainer who wishes to train a group of e-government
practitioners from developing/transitional economies about e-transparency
projects. The site would need to be modified somewhat for use in different
situations; for example for use by an e-government practitioner as a self-study
guide; or for use in training postgraduate students who lack public sector
WRITING FOR CHANGE: A GUIDE FOR
Notes drawn from handouts developed for Fahamu's Writing for Change trainers' workshops. The notes don't constitute a
complete manual on training, but are drawn from A Trainer's Guide for
Participatory Learning and Action, by Pretty N, Guijt I, Scoones I and Thompson
J, International Institute for Environment and Development, London, 1995.
GENDER AND PHOTOJOURNALISM IN
SOUTHERN AFRICA - A MANUAL FOR TRAINERS
Picture our Lives, a publication by Gender Links and SAMSO, provides penetrating
insight into gender and photojournalism in Southern Africa. Developed by experts
and practitioners in the field and targeted at trainers, the manual contains
fifty handouts, a wealth of exercises and examples that will be an eye opener to
those who make and take images, as well as those who daily consume them. An
invaluable tool for photojournalists, media training institutions and gender
trainers in Southern Africa and further a field.
Whether you spend five minutes or five hours using your mouse or trackball,
these suggestions can help you stay comfortable and productive.
The Koha open source library system is a full catalogue, OPAC, circulation,
member management and acquisitions package.
USER GUIDE TO USING THE LINUX DESKTOP
Introductory user guide to PCs running the Linux operating system. The main aim
is to provide a self-learning guide on how to use a modern Linux desktop system.
It assumes that the user has no prior knowledge of Linux or PC usage.
ICT4D - INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION
TECHNOLOGIES FOR DEVELOPMENT
This is the self-paced version of the "ICTs for Development" course CD-ROM. It
is meant as a self-contained set of training materials to allow people to learn
at their own pace, without the need to submit assignments and without
communication with a facilitator or instructor. The goal of the course is to
familiarize participants with key concepts and issues related to the potential
and real impacts of information and communication technologies on the social,
economic and political development of the less developed countries of Asia,
Africa and Latin America. Modules include: 1. What is ICT4D? 2. What is the
Digital Divide? 3. Addressing the Digital Divide 4. ICTs and Learning 5. ICTs
for Better Health 6. ICTs and Agriculture 7. eCommerce 8. eGovernance 9.
Telecenters 10. Knowledge Networking
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