Web 2 Group Ethiopia
This page is dedicated to giving information regarding the Web 2.0 Learning Opportunity that took place from May 23-27, 2011 at the campus of the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) at Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. This page is also a demonstration of what the training has equipped the trainees with. This will then show our dedication to use web 2.0 applications to share knowledge and enhance our communication system. We thank the ILRI and the CTA for creating this opportunity.
About the Learning Opportunity
Technological innovation is taking place at a breath-taking pace. Simple, open source internet-based applications and services designed to enhance on-line collaboration are now available to the wider public at little or no cost at all. These new online services known as Web 2.0 applications - sometimes called ‘social media’ - enable people to collaborate to create, share and publish information. The Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation EU-ACP (CTA) has a mandate to facilitate access to and dissemination of information in the fields of agriculture and rural development in 78 countries in Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific (ACP). Supporting the adoption of Web 2.0 applications represents a great opportunity for meeting it.
The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), in collaboration with CTA hosted a 5-day Web 2.0 Learning Opportunity starting on Monday 23 May 2011. Participants were introduced to selected web 2.0 applications and learned how to use them hands-on.
The Learning Opportunity covered 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 got a chance to see what others have done, they got hands-on experience on how to use innovative applications, and assessed how they could adopt these innovations within the context of their work and organisation.
The sessions Programme of the Learning Opportunity
- 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 (micro-blogging and blogging);
- Professional / corporate social networking (LinkedIn and Facebook);
- Web 2.0 self-instruction (introduction to iMARK)
There were 41 participants who attended this training all from different universities, governmental and non-governmental organizations.
Best 5 complements made by participants