Sunday, July 11, 2010

CTA’s Web 2.0 Learning Opportunity 2010

Researchers in agriculture and rural development, natural resource management and biodiversity, agricultural and rural development information professionals, development practitioners and staff of civil society organizations in Africa have been provided with an opportunity to get on the Web 2.0 bandwagon. The Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA) has scheduled a series of training workshops - Web 2.0 Learning Opportunity - for participants in Ghana, Kenya and Nigeria.

The objective the Web 2.0 Learning Opportunity is to improve the skills of development actors in the use of a variety of Web 2.0 applications for information retrieval, collaborative generation of content, information sharing and effective and cost-efficient communication. The workshops’ programme content includes:

  • Introduction to the participatory World Wide Web (Web 2.0);

  • Search Magic: How to conduct advanced multilingual online searches;

  • Information Self Service: How to get selected information served to you via alerts and RSS feeds;

  • Remote collaboration: How to develop content remotely using wikis and Google Docs;

  • Online mapping: How to locate your organisation and your projects on a online Map;

  • How to communicate voice over the internet at no cost

  • Online publishing (Blog)

  • Social networking (LinkedIn and Facebook)

  • Web 2.0 self-instruction (introduction to IMARK)

Considering that very few training opportunities on Web 2.0 applications are available in Africa, the Web 2.0 Learning Opportunity workshops should not be missed. If interested in the training, visit CTA' website for application forms.

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