• Technical (5)

    These pages provide resources and information on more technical topics - but  they are not exclusively for technical staff!

    Online Security This section points to  materials which will be of use to both those new to online security and privacy  issues, as well to more advanced users. Topics covered include viruses, network  and server security, encryption, and Internet security in the workplace.

     Computer Networking The term  "computer network" can refer to anything from two computers connected together,  to large-scale Local Area Networks (LANs), to the Internet itself - the "network  of networks." This page offers a small collection of links to introductory and  general resources on the topic.

    The high cost of  conventional "wired" infrastructure is an obstacle to those looking to harness  the potential of ICTs for development and social change. Wireless technologies  offer tested, low-cost options to complement conventional infrastructure.

     Web programming  allows you to add greater interactivity to the visitors of your site. This  section will take you to resources ranging from basic topics such as javascript  and style sheets (CSS) to programming languages such as PHP and ASP.

    Databases Databases are an important tool for managing information, keeping track of contacts and projects, sharing information with remote users, and even automating the updating of your web site. This section provides resources on databases from basic to advanced levels, including information on content management systems.

  • Basic Skills (4)

    The pages in this section offer tools and resources to help build the basic  skills needed to make effective use of computers and the Internet. 

    Computer Basics Resources to help you  understand how your computer works, how to maintain computers and use them  safely, and how to protect your computer from viruses.

    Office Productivity This  section takes you to articles and tutorials which will help you use common  office productivity software such as MS Word and Excel. You will also find  information on Open Source alternatives to mainstream commercial software.

    Internet and E-mail Basics This  section contains a number of resources on Internet and e-mail basics, selected  for their clarity and ease of use. Topics covered range from general  introductions to the Internet, to guidance on specific tools such as e-mail and  web browsers. 

    Finding Information on the Internet Finding  useful information on the Internet requires a combination of familiarity with  the search tools and resources available, an understanding of search strategies  and language, and persistence. This ItrainOnline section aims to provide tools  and resources to help guide you find the information you need, and to evaluate  the quality of that  information.

  • Multimedia (4)

    Audio Online This section offers  resources on the general, technical and content aspects of taking audio online  and broadcasting via the web.

    Video Online This section provides  general information about the current applications and future opportunities of  video on the Internet. These links will introduce you to new multimedia terms,  help you understand different online video formats and highlight innovative  examples of websites that successfully use video.

    Community Radio This section  provides resources on community radio basics, technical tips and tricks, along  with programming ideas and resources.

    Telecentres This section points to  resources on setting up, sustaining and evaluating telecentres, or "community  multimedia centres", as they are sometimes known.

  • New Courses (1)

    This  section takes you to tutorials which will help you how to type faster without looking the keyboard.You will also find information about software.

  • Web Development (4)

    These sections offer resources on the basics of web design and management, as  well as more advanced resources on web programming.

    Web Design Resources to take you through  the whole process of designing a web site, from learning HTML and page design  tools, to designing usable web sites and writing for the web.

    Web Site Usability and Accessibility Resources to help you make your site easy-to-use and accessible to the  widest possible range of users. Topics include usability and usability testing,  writing for the web, and designing for accessibility.

    Web Site Management Resources  relating to the ongoing management and maintenance of web sites, including site  promotion, evaluating sites and using web statistics, web servers, and site  security and privacy.

    Web Programming Web programming  allows you to add greater interactivity to the visitors of your site. This  section will take you to resources ranging from basic topics such as javascript  and style sheets (CSS) to programming languages such as PHP and ASP.

  • Strategic Use (4)

    Using Information and Communications Technologies "strategically" means to  get what you or your organization needs from the many possibilities offered by  the latest online software and tools. 

    Strategic Internet Use Topics include using the Internet  for activism, knowledge management, conducting research online, and strategic  technology planning. 

    Building Online Communities Internet-based group collaboration tools range from  simple e-mail to sophisticated multimedia environments. The resources in this  section will help you choose and use appropriate software for your groups and  help you develop the facilitation skills needed to build an online  community.

    Multilingual Computing This  section offers resources on a wide range of issues which face Internet users,  from non-Latin character sets and encoding to developing web sites for  multilingual audiences. 

    Open Source A growing number of  organizations are turning to Free/Open Source software for everything from  computer networks to office productivity tools. This section includes articles  on the importance of Open Source, links to source of Open Source software, and  resource on Open Content.