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Web 2.0 and Social Media Learning Opportunity - Zimbabwe

The National University of Science and Technology (NUST) in collaboration with CTA will host a 5-day Web 2.0 Learning Opportunity on 26-30 May 2014. Participants will be introduced to selected web 2.0 applications including social media and will learn how to use them hands-on.The Learning Opportunity will cover advanced online searching, getting information served via alerts and RSS, collaborating remotely using wikis and Google Docs, using VoIP, online mapping and social networking. Participants will get a chance to see what others have done, get hands-on experience on how to use innovative applications, and assess how they could adopt these innovations within the context of their work and organisation.Programme of the Learning Opportunity
  • Introduction to the participatory World Wide Web (Web 2.0) and to social media;
  • 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 an online map;
  • How to communicate voice over the internet at no cost;
  • Online publishing (micro-blogging and blogging);
  • Professional / corporate social networking (LinkedIn and Facebook);
  • Web 2.0 self-instruction (introduction to IMARK).
Participation in the Learning Opportunity is free of charge, but subject to acceptance by the organisers. 25 participants will be accepted for the event.Eligibility criteria
  • be computer literate and conversant with browsing the Internet;
  • have regular access to a computer (ownership of a computer is an advantage);
  • be in a position to take along a WIFI-enabled laptop to the training;
  • be competent in the use of the English language;
  • have an active e-mail account;
  • be actively engaged in agriculture and rural development / natural resource management / biodiversity conservation in the domains of ICT for development (ICT4D), policies, markets; publishing, communication and media; and
  • be resident in Zimbabwe.
Accepted participants will be responsible for all costs related to their travel to and from the venue at the National University of Science and Technology, Bulawayo, Zimbabwe, accommodation, breakfast and supper, daily subsistence allowances, and for bringing their own WIFI-enabled laptop to the event.If you are interested in applying, please click on this link to complete the online form.Deadline for applications: 28 April, 2014