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Home > ItrainOnline newsletter > December 2003

ITO-Announce December 2003

The following resources were added to ItrainOnline during December:

  1. For trainers - Multimedia Training Kit
  2. Computer basics
  3. Open source software
  4. Web development
  5. Radio/audio online
  6. Multilingual computing
  7. Ressources en franšais
  8. Recursos en espa˝ol

1. For trainers - Multimedia Training Kit

Supported by ItrainOnline partner UNESCO, the MMTK is a series of modular training materials for use in face-to-face workshops:
http://www.itrainonline.org/itrainonline/mmtk/ 

The MMTK materials listed below were released in December:

OPEN SOURCE SOFTWARE
- Introduction to open source and choosing open source software
- Introduction to OpenOffice.org Writer
- Moving over to OpenOffice.org Writer from MS Word
- Using the OpenOffice.org Writer bibliography database tool
- Introduction to OpenOffice.org Impress
http://www.itrainonline.org/itrainonline/mmtk/opensource.shtml

OLDER AND REFURBISHED COMPUTERS
http://www.itrainonline.org/itrainonline/mmtk/refurbished.shtml

HIV/AIDS JOURNALISM AND COMMUNICATION SKILLS
http://www.itrainonline.org/itrainonline/mmtk/hivaids.shtml

RADIO BROWSING
http://www.itrainonline.org/itrainonline/mmtk/radiobrowsing.shtml

RADIO SCRIPTING
http://www.itrainonline.org/itrainonline/mmtk/radiocontent.shtml

2. Computer basics

DAVE'S GUIDE TO BUYING A HOME COMPUTER
Extensive guide covering basic questions to ask yourself before buying a computer, operating systems and software, hardware, internet connectivity, and configuration requirements.
http://www.css.msu.edu/PC-Guide/PC-Guide1.cfm

DAVE'S GUIDE TO BUYING A USED COMPUTER
Overview of things to take into account when buying a used computer.
http://www.css.msu.edu/PC-Guide/PC-Guide2.cfm

3. Open source software

OPEN SOURCE SOFTWARE: PERSPECTIVES FOR DEVELOPMENT
infoDev-supported report aimed at decision makers.
http://www.infodev.org/symp2003/publications/OpenSourceSoftware.pdf

LICENCE FEES AND GDP PER CAPITA: THE CASE FOR OPEN SOURCE IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES
This article argues that the open source development community provides an environment of intensive interactive skills development at little explicit cost, which is particularly useful for local development of skills, especially in economically disadvantaged regions.
http://firstmonday.org/issues/issue8_12/ghosh/

OSDIR.COM 2003 "EDITOR'S CHOICE AWARDS IN OPEN SOURCE"
From OSdir.com, a directory of stable open source applications for various platforms and functions.
http://osdir.com/Article198.phtml

OPENOFFICE.ORG TUTORIALS
Tutorials which take you through the basics of OpenOffice.org Writer, Calc and Impress.
http://www.openofficesupport.com/tutorials.html

MMTK TRAINING MATERIALS ON OPEN SOURCE SOFTWARE
Training materials and extensive lists of additional resources on open source software.
http://www.itrainonline.org/itrainonline/mmtk/opensource.shtml

4. Web development

WEB PAGE CONCEPT AND DESIGN - GETTING A WEB SITE UP AND RUNNING
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.
http://www.unesco.org/webworld/publications/ictlip6/index.htm

THE CSS KNOW-HOW SITE
Everything you ever wanted to know about CSS.
http://www.mako4css.com/index.htm

W3C HTML VALIDATION SERVICE
This free service checks HTML documents for conformance to W3C HTML and XHTML standards.
http://validator.w3.org/

5. Radio/audio

INTERVIEWING FOR RADIO
A guide to preparing for interviews for radio, including live studio interviews and vox pops.
http://www.bbctraining.co.uk/onlineCourse.asp?tID=2555&cat=2772

BBC NEWS STYLEGUIDE
Avoid cliches and improve your journalism with this PDF version of the BBC News Styleguide.
http://www.bbctraining.co.uk/onlineCourse.asp?tID=5487&cat=2772

MINIDISC FOR RADIO: FIVE-MINUTE GUIDE TO THE SONY MZ-R55
A course for radio programme makers in using the minidisc recorder for interviews, vox pops etc.
http://www.bbctraining.co.uk/onlineCourse.asp?tID=5514&cat=2772

MICROPHONES AND SOUND FOR RADIO
Learn about microphones, sound levels and ways to get the best recordings.
http://www.bbctraining.co.uk/onlineCourse.asp?tID=2508&cat=2772

DARKICE
DarkIce is an IceCast, IceCast2 and ShoutCast live audio streamer which takes audio input from a sound card, encodes it into mp3 and/or Ogg Vorbis, and sends the streams to IceCast, ShoutCast and/or IceCast2 servers.
http://darkice.sourceforge.net/

ICECAST
Icecast is an audio broadcasting system that streams music in the Ogg Vorbis format.
http://www.icecast.org/

6. Multilingual computing

BROWSER & OPERATING SYSTEM SUPPORT
Annotated links to resources on configuring browsers and operating systems for use in different languages.
http://www.humnet.ucla.edu/humnet/itc/resources/multiling_brows.html

MULTILINGUAL RESOURCES
Links to resources on using special characters and diacritics, browser and operating systems support, support for specific languages, Unicode, and fonts.
http://www.humnet.ucla.edu/humnet/itc/resources/multiling.html

ASIA-PACIFIC ASSOCIATION FOR MACHINE TRANSLATION
The association is comprised of three entities: researchers, manufacturers, and users of machine translation systems, and endeavors to develop machine translation technologies to expand the scope of effective global communications.
http://www.aamt.info/

7. Ressources en franšais

LA PUBLICATION DE ź WEBLOGS ╗
Informations sur la publication de weblogs pour ceux qui cherchent Ó devenir leur propre Úditeur sans connaţtre une ligne d'HTML ni d'XML ni de PHP.
http://www.internenettes.fr/savoir/weblogs.html

AIDE LINUX
Linux entre amis est un site web d'aide Linux contenant un forum de discussion, un service de liste de diffusion, des ressources Ó tÚlÚcharger et beaucoup plus !
http://lea-linux.org/

FORMATION SUR POWERPOINT
Vous voulez faire des prÚsentations de vos projets de travail ou de vos photos de vacance ? Cette formation vous montrera comment utiliser le logiciel PowerPoint Ó ces fins.
http://www.memoclic.com/data/powerpoint/index.php

LYNX
Pour les utilisateurs ayant des limitations visuelles ou techniques (connexions trop lentes pour tÚlÚcharger les images), Lynx permet de visualiser les sites Internet en mode texte. Vous pouvez tÚlÚcharger le navigateur ou consulter le manuel d'utilisation dans ce site.
http://perso.wanadoo.fr/winaide/lynx.html

8. Recursos en espa˝ol

Una gran cantidad de nuevos recursos en espa˝ol se agregaron al sitio de
"ItrainOnline" en el mes de diciembre. La lista completa es tan extenso que no la incluimos aquÝ. Favor de consultar
http://www.itrainonline.org/itrainonline/spanish/novedades.shtml para ver
los nuevos recursos.

 

 
 
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