Training reporting: CAPACITY TRAINING ON ICT FOR YOUNG SCHOOL LEAVERS

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What?

During this training we were aiming to introduce the topic of Social media (Harnessing the power of Social media) to Young School Leavers and as a result to enable them the access for knowledge and skills of how does social media work and to make them agents of development who will continue to educate other underprivileged youths or adults in the communities.

Why?

Social media can provide a wide range of benefits to the user, but it requires specific skills and knowledge to use it effectively. People who are lack of skills and knowledge about Social media are unable to use them for connecting with friends, family, employers, employees, for business, campaigns, to staying in touch with what’s up, etc.

How?

The basic Social media vocational training was delivered over the course of two days from 26.1. to 27.1. 2017 and three hours were intended for each day. The training was attended by government workers, students, librarians, youths, public speakers, ICT experts and general public.

The main topics covered during the training:

– Introducing of social media (what is social media, what are its purposes, categories with examples, most popular social media, advantages and disadvantages, use of social media, use of social media in business by companies)

– How do the most popular social media work, practical use of them

– Definition of blog, what are its purposes, categories with examples, how to search for relevant blogs, practical use of blogs, how to create a blog

Outcome

The participants are now aware of its purposes, categories with examples, the most popular social media, advantages and disadvantages, why should they be careful on any social website, the use of social media and its use in business. The participants learned what is blog and blogging and they are capable to name many categories of blogs with examples. They are aware of how to search for relevant blogs, how to use them practically, what are the characteristics of a good and well-arranged blog and they are capable to create own blog.

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