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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.