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Home > ItrainOnline newsletter > October 2006

ITO-Announce October 2006

ITO-ANNOUNCE IS A MONTHLY DIGEST OF
RESOURCES NEWLY LISTED ON ITRAINONLINE
http://www.itrainonline.org/

1) Working together online
2) Computing on the move
3) Trouble-free computing
4) Computer networking
5) Video, audio, images and digital storytelling
6) Online surveys
7) Knowledge management
8) Web site accessibility
9) Tools for facilitators and trainers
10) Recursos en espaņol
11) Suggest a resource
12) ItrainOnline RSS feeds

1) WORKING TOGETHER ONLINE

What is Social Media?
The term "social media" refers to a generation of online tools which promote participation, openness, conversation, community and connectedness. This guide from Spannerworks introduces the concept of social media and looks at how tools such as RSS, wikis, blogs and podcasting work.
http://www.itrainonline.org/r/?cmd[1024]=x-1024-5041249

Screen Sharing Tools and Technology: A Mini-Guide
Screensharing tools enable you to share the contents of your screen with one or more remote users. This article explains what screensharing is, looks at typical features of screensharing applications, and reviews some of the most popular screensharing tools.
http://www.itrainonline.org/r/?cmd[1024]=x-1024-5041762

Instant Messaging Tools and Technology: A Mini-Guide
"Instant messaging is a form of real-time communication between two or more people based on typed text messages. Instant messaging differs from traditional e-mail in the fact that communications can be sent and received instantly." Robin Good describes the basics of instant messaging and reviews some of the most popular IM tools.
http://www.itrainonline.org/r/?cmd[1024]=x-1024-5041322

2) COMPUTING ON THE MOVE

PortableApps.com
"A portable app is a computer program that you can carry around with you on a portable device and use on any Windows computer. When your USB flash drive, portable hard drive, iPod or other portable device is plugged in, you have access to your software and personal data just as you would on your own PC. And when you unplug, none of your personal data is left behind." The PortableApps.com site hosts portable versions of popular open source tools such as Firefox and OpenOffice.org
http://www.itrainonline.org/r/?cmd[1024]=x-1024-5041335

3) TROUBLE-FREE COMPUTING

Helping Others to Help You — Effectively Communicating Your ICT Problems
Getting the most out of your technical support requires explaining the problem in clear terms. The Lasa Information Systems Team shows you what to look for and how to communicate your problems effectively.
http://www.itrainonline.org/r/?cmd[1024]=x-1024-5041134

A Guide to Troubleshooting PCs
"Since computers have so many different functions and so many different elements working together on the same system (software, peripherals, etc.) the potential for problems is quite high. Programs can stop running properly, or even worse, the computer itself can fail to even start. If you are the person with the job of looking after the organisation's PCs and IT infrastructure, then this article should help."
http://www.itrainonline.org/r/?cmd[1024]=x-1024-5041137

Computer Starting or Running Slowly?
"When you first acquired your shiny new PC or laptop you couldn’t believe how quick it was compared to your old one. The desktop appeared as if by magic and files opened at lightning speed. Then, over time, you realised that it was starting to take rather longer than it used to..." This article from the Lasa Information Systems Team looks at why this happens and links to resources to help you deal with it.
http://www.itrainonline.org/r/?cmd[1024]=x-1024-5041131

Spyware: They Came from Cyberspace
A step-by-step guide from the Houston Chronicle to avoiding spyware and removing it from Windows computers.
http://www.itrainonline.org/r/?cmd[1024]=x-1024-5041373

How Do I Stop Getting Spam?
"A couple of simple precautions and software available online can dramatically reduce the amount of spam you get." The BBC's "Ask Bruce" suggests some basic precautions.
http://www.itrainonline.org/r/?cmd[1024]=x-1024-5042259

4) COMPUTER NETWORKING

Planning a Network Installation
"This article provides practical advice to help address the needs of organisations that have a network and are in the process of upgrading it. The article should also be useful to organisations installing a network for the first time."
http://www.itrainonline.org/r/?cmd[1024]=x-1024-5041140

5) VIDEO, AUDIO, IMAGES AND DIGITAL STORYTELLING

Digital Storytelling: A Tutorial in 10 Easy Steps
"Digital storytelling is a craft that uses the tools of digital technology to tell stories about our lives. Done properly, storytelling can be a powerful, evocative, and emotional way of communicating themes and stories, often touching us in deeper ways than one- dimensional videos that rarely probe beneath the surface of people's lives." TechSoup offers tips on creating a polished, professional digital video.
http://www.itrainonline.org/r/?cmd[1024]=x-1024-5041125

Digital Storytelling
This online tutorial from Carnegie Mellon University explores effective digital storytelling using tools such as Quicktime, Shockwave and Flash.
http://www.itrainonline.org/r/?cmd[1024]=x-1024-5041128

NGO-in-a-Box: Audio and Video edition
"The Audio and Video edition of NGO-in-a-Box is a toolkit that lowers the entry level for NGOs, non-profits and media activists wanting to use audio and video for social change. It is a collection of Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) tools, documentation and tutorials that introduce you to the world of FOSS and the low-cost technology that is transforming the balance of forces in the realm of media production."
http://www.itrainonline.org/r/?cmd[1024]=x-1024-5041889

Size Matters When Emailing Photos
Large images sent by e-mail can be a serious inconvenience for the recipient, particularly those on dial-up internet connections. Terry Lane explains the basics of file size reduction in a range of free and commercial tools.
http://www.itrainonline.org/r/?cmd[1024]=x-1024-5042319

6) ONLINE SURVEYS

Use Online Surveys to Get the Feedback You Need
Online surveys can help you gather information and feedback to assist with project design and monitoring and evaluation. In this TechSoup article Yann Toledano looks at features to consider when choosing an online tool and at the steps involved in conducting an effective online survey.
http://www.itrainonline.org/r/?cmd[1024]=x-1024-5041156

SurveyMonkey
SurveyMonkey enables anyone to create surveys online quickly and easily. A basic subscription is free, but limits you to 10 questions and 100 responses per survey; a fee- paying subscription offers advanced options.
http://www.itrainonline.org/r/?cmd[1024]=x-1024-5041152

Zoomerang
Zoomerang is a tool for developing online questionnaires. A free version permits 100 or fewer respondents and 30 or fewer questions. Various fee-paying options are also available, including special rates for educators and non-profits.
http://www.itrainonline.org/r/?cmd[1024]=x-1024-5041149

7) KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT

KM4Dev
"KM for Development (KM4Dev) is a community of international development practitioners who are interested in knowledge management and knowledge sharing issues and approaches."
http://www.itrainonline.org/r/?cmd[1024]=x-1024-5041146

8) WEB SITE ACCESSIBILITY

Web accessibility articles & resources
Webcredible offers articles on a range of web site accessibility topics, from basic to advanced.
http://www.itrainonline.org/r/?cmd[1024]=x-1024-5041869

The future of web accessibility
Trenton Moss considers a few of the new challenges to accessibility posed by evolving web technologies and makes some predictions about the factors which will shape web accessibility in future.
http://www.itrainonline.org/r/?cmd[1024]=x-1024-5041870

9) TOOLS FOR FACILITATORS

IRC Facilitation Toolkit
The Facilitator's Notes collection is a series of fact sheets and how to's around facilitation: concepts, tools, methods, skills, special assignments and exercises etc. It provides practical information on the most common methods, skills and tools for the facilitation of group interventions (meetings, workshops, trainings, seminar, etc.) in a learning-by-doing process. Originally developed with the water and sanitation sector in mind, the large majority of these files can be used in any other context.
http://www.itrainonline.org/r/?cmd[1024]=x-1024-5041287

Change Management Toolbook
The Change Management Toolbook is a collection of more than 60 tools, methods and strategies which you can apply during different stages of personal, team and organizational development, in training, facilitation and consulting. It is divided in three principle sections: Self, Team and Larger System.
http://www.itrainonline.org/r/?cmd[1024]=x-1024-5042012

10) RECURSOS EN ESPAŅOL

Libro Electronico de Seguridad Informatica y Criptografia
Material muy completo sobre seguridad y criptografia de tipo academico. Ideal para fortalecer los conocimientos de la comunidad de capacitacion.
http://www.itrainonline.org/r/?cmd[1024]=x-1024-5041056

Consejos para registrar un dominio
Comprar un dominio para tu organizacion es un tramite relativamente sencillo. Sin embargo debes tener en cuenta algunos aspectos que ayudaran a no complicar las cosas cuando desees renovarlo, o quiza migrar tu sitio web a otro servidor.
http://www.itrainonline.org/r/?cmd[1024]=x-1024-5041058

Biblioteca de conocimientos sobre informatica y web
Una compilacion de conocimientos a nivel introductorio sobre informatica y sobre todo publicacion y herramientas en linea.Incluye informacion sobre creacion y alojamiento de sitios web, wiki y blogs, entre otros topicos.
http://www.itrainonline.org/r/?cmd[1024]=x-1024-5041060

Software libre en America Latina
Un video reportaje sobre el software libre en america latina. Contiene entrevistas a personas expertas en el tema, asi como segmentos que cubren los aspectos mas formales sobre el tema. Excelente material de divulgacion.
http://www.itrainonline.org/r/?cmd[1024]=x-1024-5041741

11) 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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http://www.itrainonline.org/itrainonline/spanish/sobre-rss.shtml

 

 
 
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