Practical Innovative Blogging and Online Group Collaboration for Development

Event Leaders:

Content:

Social media applications make it easy to publish and setup a website with text, video, audio, photo and advanced navigation features. By attending this workshop, one will not only be introduced to practical and innovative ways of sharing and publishing information online but also depart ignited with a desire to reorganize their respective content to assume an online presence and visibility. Concentration for the day will be on blogs and online group collaboration for development.

Blogging is a great way to share information on Internet. It is evolving and provides the opportunity for anyone to expand their boundaries and write with freedom. The scope is widened when we include online group collaboration. Here, focus will be on development and use of wikis. These are collaborative applications that enable a group of people at different locations to develop, capture and discuss knowledge, share files and manage projects within a secure and reliable online environment.

Proposed Agenda:

09:00 – 09:30   Introduction
09:30 – 10:00   Introduction to Practical Innovative Blogging
10:00 – 11:30   Blogs
11:30 – 12:00   Coffee break
12:00 – 13:00   Blogs
13:00 – 14:00   Lunch
14:00 – 14:30   Introduction to online group collaboration
14:30 – 16:00   Wiki
16:00 – 16:15   Coffee break
16:15 – 17:00   Google docs

Prerequisite Knowledge:

  • Knowledge on how to use computers
  • Interest in communicating using the internet

Outcomes:

  • Trained persons in ability to use blogs and engage in group online collaborative communication

Note: Participants are required to bring their Wi-Fi enabled laptops. Participants without laptops will not be able to participate in workshop activities.

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