Thursday, August 14, 2014

Forthcoming Web 2.0 & Social Media training events in sub-Saharan Africa

Particiapnts at a Web 2.0 Learnining Opportunity training,
 in Accra, Ghana in 2013
The Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation ACP-EU (CTA),  in collaboartion with national partner organizations, has the following Web 2.0 & Social Media face to face training events in the pipeline for sub-Saharan Africa:

  • 01-05 Sept 2014, National Library Service (NLS), Lilongwe, Malawi. Application closing date: 11 August, 2014. More info.
  • 08-12 Sept 2014, Department of Information and Communication Studies, University of Namibia, Windhoek, Namibia. Application closing date: 11 August, 2014. More info.
  • 08-12 Sept 2014, National University of Lesotho (NUL), Roma, Lesotho. Application closing date: 11 August, 2014. More info.
  • 15-19 Sept 2014, Mananga Centre for Regional Integration and Management Development; Ezulwini Campus, Ezulwini, Swaziland. Application closing date: 25 August, 2014. More info.
  • 22-26 Sept 2014, Bowen University, Iwo, Osun State, Nigeria. Application closing date: 1 September, 2014. More info.
  • 22-26 Sept 2014, SomaliREN c/o SIMAD University, Mogadishu, Somalia. By invitation only.
  • 20-26 Oct, 2014, National Institute for Freshwater Fisheries Research, New-Bussa, Niger State, Nigeria. To be announced
  • Date t.b.d. UNIPORT, Port Harcourt, Nigeria. To be announced
  • Date t.b.d. Democratic Republic of Congo. To be announced
In general, the Web 2.0 and Social Media Learning Opportunity cover the folloiwng:

  • Web 2.0 and Social Media: concepts and principles;
  • Selective access to information via (i) advanced multilingual search options; (ii) RSS and (iii) automated alerts;
  • Content curation: Tagging and Social Bookmarking;
  • Photos for the web;
  • Remote collaboration (e.g. GoogleDrive, Dropbox);
  • Online conversations (Skype, Google Hangouts, Viber, Whatsapp);
  • Online mapping (New Google Maps);
  • Blogging (Blogger or Wordpress);
  • Micro-blogging (Twitter);
  • Social networking (LinkedIn and Facebook), risks and mitigation measures;
  • Online Communities of Practice;
  • Web 2.0 and Social Media for Agri-business and marketing.
 
Vist the Web2forDev website for more information.

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