This unit covers basic research methods in an easily accessible way, and includes research tips and pros and cons for each method. It also takes learners through a step-by-step approach to planning research.
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This "Back Home Action Planning" unit offers an opportunity for individuals to plan how they will apply their new Cooperative Problem Solving skills in their back-home environment.
Cooperative Problem Solving is sometimes the best way to deal with a problem. However, sometimes other strategies are desirable. This unit looks at how it is possible to assess a situation and choose an appropriate approach.
The message of this unit that by understanding the difference between positions and interests, you greatly increase your ability to find common ground.
The message of this unit is that once we have discovered the interests of the parties to a conflict, it is often useful to generate options before developing an agreement.
The message of this unit is that it is only by listening to understand that we create the possibility of then being understood.
The way we raise an issue has a significant effect on the entire problem-solving process. By raising an issue in a constructive way, we set the stage early for resolving the conflict productively. The purpose of this unit is to give participants an opportunity to practice and explore this type of problem solving.
The message of this unit is that emotions are normal in a conflict situation, and they can contribute to problem solving if you learn how to manage them.
The message of this unit is that there are certain techniques available that can make it easier to develop agreements: one of them is using standards.
This unit deals with one of the "non-linear" dimensions of cooperative problem solving - perceptions. If we understand that each of us experiences the world differently, then we can use our different perceptions as sources of creativity and understanding, rather than as sources of dissent.
The ICT Policy for Civil Society training materials build the capacity of civil society organisations to understand policy and regulation related to information and communication technologies (ICT) so that they can begin to engage and influence policy processes affecting ICT adoption and implementation at national, regional and global levels.
This unit provides an introduction to digital archiving and issues to take into consideration when planning an archive. It is aimed primarily at community media producers, but should be of wider interest.
This unit forms gives participants an understanding of the concepts behind database development, a sense of how database work can be applied to information projects and how to start thinking about the database planning process. It is primarily about developing an awareness of databases which can form a basis for future training in more practical aspects of database development work.
This unit introduces participants to the idea of open source software for use on servers, desktops and web sites.
Six units are currently available in this module: Scripting, Interviewing, Presentation, Editing, Radio formats, Audience participation, Content for exchange
Two units and a selection of supplementary materials are currently available for this module, developed by Julie Clayton, HIV/AIDS co-ordinator for the Science and Development Network, with contributions from TV Padma and Joe Thomas.
HIV/AIDS journalism and communication skills (unit)
Finding and evaluating HIV/AIDS information on the internet (unit)
HIV/AIDS-related mailing lists (supplementary materials)
Core materials (shared across units)
This unit takes learners through the process of understanding the priorities involved in finding information on the Internet.
A general introduction to planning for a more secure information and communications environment. Three units are currently available in this module: Access control (passwords and firewalls), Guarding against data loss, Hushmail, Information security planning.
This unit introduces the learner to the strategic technology planning process for community radio development.
This unit covers the basics of older and refurbished computers: what they are, the benefits and risks of using them, who should use them, and where to get them.
Three units make up this module on "Violence Against Women in the Context of War, Conflict and Militarisation", all developed by APC's Women's Networking Support Programme (APC WNSP). Background, issues, and main trends, Identifying Internet and other resources on Violence Against Women, Developing resource collections
These materials were developed as part of the Capacity building for community wireless connectivity in Africa initiative which was funded by IDRC and coordinated by APC.Training units Network planning, WiMax and non standard solutions, Energy for telecommunications systems, VoIP, Long distance wireless link, Community, gender and technology and Sustainability strategies were developed between 2007 and 2008 as part of the project TRICALCAR which was funded by ICA and coordinated by Wilac.net.
This is the second public release of the materials, which have undergone undergoing revision over the course of a pilot workshop series of both above mentioned projects.
The materials assume a good understanding of TCP/IP networking and some experience as a network administrator. See the ItrainOnline Wireless section for links to further resources on wireless networking.
Basic radio physics
Basic wireless infrastructure and topologies
Access point configuration
Wireless client installation
Radio link calculation
Antennas and cables
How to build a cantenna
Budgeting and planning
Outdoor radio simulation
How to shop
Network planning (added August 2008)
Network management and monitoring
WiMax and non standard solutions (added August 2008)
Energy for telecommunications systems (added August 2008)
VoIP (added August 2008)
Long distance wireless link (added August 2008)
Community, gender and technology (added August 2008)
Sustainability strategies (added August 2008)