Posts Tagged ‘Web2.0’

This one-day Pre-conference eventat 2014 E-Learning Africa International Conferencewas organized by NetSquared Ugandaand was held at Speke Resort on 28th May 2014 from 09:00am to 05:00pm in Kampala, Uganda. It was sponsored by NetSquaredand Techsoup Global.

The one-day NetSquared-Uganda workshop explored, shared live experiences and provided practical hands-on training in Developing Practical Skills in Blogging for selected 2014 E-Learning Africa Delegates. To learn more about the event please visit our Meetup Group at this Link. You can have a look at the event agendaand a one page presentation about NetSuqared Ugandaby NetSquared Uganda Local organizer.

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Ari(Editors note: This article is a modified web-version of my article printed in A Flying Finn : Finnish Civil Society Actors in the Global Sphere Melasuo, Tuomo; Nissinen, Petter; Tomperi, Outi (ed.), 2013, published by Tampere Peace Research Institute; ISBN: 978-951-44-9191-7.

Ari Rusila, MA SocSc, is a Finnish freelancer and project management expert who lives in Jyväskylä, Finland. He has worked mostly in the Barents region, the Murmansk region of Russia and Kosovo/Serbia (Balkans). His main blog, Ari Rusila’s BalkanBlog, covers issues such as conflicts, crisis management and geopolitics.

Introduction

Blogging is a part of the social media and Web 2.0 environment. While the first-stage web mainly included websites where people were limited to passive viewing of the content, the new-generation Web 2.0 creates highly interactive platforms that allow the creation of user-generated content, discussion and sharing in the virtual community. Besides blogging, the social media includes social networking sites (Facebook, LinkedIn…), microblogs (e.g. Twitter), wikis (wikipedia, wikimedia, wikileaks…), video sharing sites (e.g. Youtube), folksonomies (social bookmarking, tags) and other web applications (e.g. JavaScript). In conclusion, Web 2.0 has created a totally new level for communication between organizations, communities and individuals, far from the still-existing traditional and industrial media.

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For many business owners, social media has become an integral part of their marketing efforts. Facebook, Twitter and now even Google+ have taken on prominent roles within a robust and ever-growing marketing strategy.

Pinterest, however, is still finding its way into the hearts and business plans of countless others struggling to understand the true value.

A unique, image-based networking platform, Pinterest is a tool designed with the creative marketer in mind. Below are 7 ways to use Pinterest to cross-promote your business and support your additional online marketing efforts.

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By Robert Kibaya, Director Communications Without Borders Ltd and Executive Director Kikandwa Rural Communities Development Organization; P.O.BOX 705 Mukono, Uganda; E-Mail: robkib@gmail.com, Twitter: @rob_kib, Skype: rob_kib; Blog: www.ruralafricafacts.wordpress.com

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Training Workshop in Practical Innovative Blogging and Online Group Collaboration for Development (E-Learning Africa2013 Pre-conference training session on 29th May 2013)

  • You can follow on for the next four days @eLAConference, #eLA13 and #web2icm

Abstract
Looking for, Identifying, Linking with and coordinating collaborations easily and cheaply with potential donors and groups worldwide has always been a great challenge to majority of rural community Development Organizations in Uganda and Africa in general. On the other hand, the utilization of modern communication tools that are mostly hosted on the internet has always been hindered in rural communities by lack of: connectivity and electricity, access to affordable ICT equipment and technologies, among others.
Passing on the web2.0 practical skills by CTA and partners has once more restored hope to majority of hopeless Rural Organizations’ managers who for the first time can be able to coordinate most of their respective organizations’ activities online through blogging and group innovative online collaboration
with the utilization of group wares. The workshop will explore, share live experiences and provide practical hands-on training in innovative utilization of blogs and online group collaborative tools for fostering local organizations’ community development programs.

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WEB2.0 Training Sessions

The morning of 28 Sept. 2012, all trainees, facilitators and CTA managers had a Joint CTA Ink4Dev Lessons Learned, Action Point & Closing Remarks session at Imperial Resort Beach Hotel, Entebbe, Uganda.

Remember, The CTA  organised two side events during the RUFORUM Biennial Meeting –

  1. Scientific Writing for shortlisted participants of the Women in Science competition – managed by JAF, and
  2. InK4Dev Week – consisting of 3 parallel sessions on

The sessions were sub-divided as follows below:

(a)  Training of Trainers on ICM Strategy development at ARD institutions – including pre-launch of the ICM Strategy development Facilitator’s and User’s manual. Discussions will also be held on best approaches to making use of the manuals (Wiki of manuals for flexible updating)

(b)  Training of Trainers on Monitoring and Evaluation of Information Projects, Products and Services, using the Smart Toolkit as reference material. Discussions will also be held on best approaches to…

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