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APC ItrainOnline Multimedia Training Kit
Jan 14th, 2009 - 23:39:00
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ItrainOnline is a joint initiative of eight organizations with exceptional expertise in computer and Internet training in the South.
While there is an abundance of information on using ICTs on the web, our experience has shown that is difficult to locate high quality and appropriate information that is suited to the ways development organizations and civil society groups in the South learn about and use ICTs. ItrainOnline responds to the need for a single source on the web containing a selection of the best and most relevant computer and Internet training resources for development and social change.
By pooling our resources to create this site, the ItrainOnline partners can reduce any overlaps in our online content and training programs, learn from each other, and better focus our investments in ICT training. Most importantly, we can ensure that learners and trainers in the South have a convenient entry point on the web for the resources and tools they need.
Objectives and target users
The ItrainOnline initiative aims to assist civil society organizations (CSOs) and other development actors in developing countries to confront the challenges posed by new information and communications technologies (ICTs). In seeking to overcome skills gaps in development, it connects people and know-how with the needs of ICT learners and trainers. ItrainOnline aims:
To provide a selection of the best and most relevant computer and Internet training resources for development and social change.
To provide access to high quality and appropriate information that is suited to the ways development organizations and civil society groups in the South learn about and use ICTs.
To concentrate on training and "how-to" guides for development organizations and civil society groups.
What you'll find
Materials and annotated links to high-quality resources in English, Spanish, French and other languages, on topics ranging from computer and Internet basics to highly technical areas and the ways that civil society and development organizations can increase their impact using these tools.
Scope policy and selection criteria - for materials or links for inclusion within ItrainOnline
Selection criteria and cataloguing guidelines - used to guide ItrainOnline partners and editors
An Open Content site
ItrainOnline is committed to the free and fair sharing of development information. The information and annotations on our site are free, and can be reproduced, translated, and disseminated without restriction. Most of the material described in the collection is free. Please respect the copyright restrictions on the external sites described on this site.
Association for Progressive Communications (APC)
Bellanet International Secretariat
International Institute for Communication and Development (IICD)
International Network for the Availability of Scientific Publications (INASP)
Content/editorial partners include:
APC Women's Networking Support Programme (International)
Making IT Work for Volunteers (Canada)
Panos Institute - West Africa
Women'sNet (South Africa)
Radio for Development (UK)
The ItrainOnline logo represents the collaboration of the founding partners in this initiative. Each organization contributes unique expertise and the product of its experience. Each is committed to collaboration and free and open sharing of information for the benefit of the development community as a whole.
ItrainOnline content has been funded in part by infoDev, DFID, DGIS, IDRC and OSI.
ItrainOnline Multimedia Training Kit
The ItrainOnline MMTK is a growing collection of "workshop kits" for face-to-face training. The materials use a standard set of templates, and offer building blocks for trainers to build their own courses.
But don't think you need to be a trainer to use the ItrainOnline MMTK! The handouts are valuable information resources for anyone who wants to teach themselves about any of the wide range of topics covered.
Materials are distributed under one of the Creative Commons licenses for easy redistribution.
MMTK in English
MMTK en français
MMTK in Arabic
MMTK en Español new
MMTK in Russian
to the MMTK
xVid / avi format - resolution 320x240 (19.1M)
xVid / avi format - resolution 640x480 (27.1M)
xVid / avi format - resolution 720x756 (27.6M)
Windows Media / wmw format - resolution 320x240 (20.6M)
Contact: mmtk (at) apc.org
ICT Policy for Civil Society: Training Curriculum
ALL MATERIALS IN
A SINGLE ZIP FILE
The ICT Policy for Civil Society: Training curriculum is for trainers who want to build the capacity of civil society organisations to understand policy and regulation related to information and communication technologies (ICT).
Using it, you'll be able to help others understand, engage and influence policy processes affecting ICT adoption and implementation at national, regional and global levels.
What you'll find here
All the training materials have been produced by ICT policy and/or training specialists familiar with ICTs. They are part of the modular multimedia toolkit (MMTK) developed by APC and partners. The modular structure of the MMTK means that trainers can combine materials in ways which suit their own needs. Individuals can also use many of the materials for self-teaching.
A unit is the content taught in a single session. A module is a comprehensive set of units on a topic. The ICT Policy for Civil Society: Training curriculum mainly contains individual units on ICT policy, though there is one module - on "advocacy".
Units include suggestions for trainers on running the session, a handout for workshop participants, exercises, a list of additional resources, a glossary of terms, a copyright statement and workshop and materials evaluation forms. Many units contain additional resources such as MS PowerPoint presentations, detailed manuals for trainers, and case studies of how the tools in question are being used in different contexts.
Free to use
All MMTK materials are released under a Creative Commons licence which allows their free use and distribution for non-commercial use. However, the exact provisions of the licence vary from module to module and usually if you adapt or translate the materials you are required by the licence to share them back to the community.
Adapting the materials to your local situation
You may find that some materials produced for a particular audience don't work with your public and you need to adapt them. When our Ecuadoran policy trainer translated some materials to use with South American activists she also adapted the material to include cases from Latin America. If you adapt the materials for use in your locality, please send the modified files to apc-policy [at] apc.org and we'll put them on this site. Then you'll be sharing your efforts with other people that may find your changes just what they needed too!
You'll find materials on this site in English (the acronym is EN), French (FR) and Spanish (ES). Look at the left hand menu-bar to see which units have other language versions available. Visit the language version by clicking on the language acronym.
Please remember that not all materials in a unit may be translated, so it's a good idea to take a look at other language versions of the same unit. If you make a translation yourself, please share it!
Get in touch with us
If you have any questions or want to make suggestions to APC regarding current course materials -or materials you'd like to propose for the future-, please contact us using the form available on this site or post a comment. We are always very interested to know how and where you've used the materials and what you thought of them. Please let us know!