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Minimal profile info needed!

Hello all,

First of all: thanks to all of you for signing up so quickly, I think the start-up phase of introducing ning as a communication tool in the community can already be called a success!

But let's move on to make this tool as useful as possible...! First step I think is to enable other members to identify and contact ourselves easily by checking our profiles.

So please check if you filled in following informationfields:

- your first name AND… Continue

Added by Unite-IT Manager on April 21, 2008 at 23:00 — No Comments

Telecentre Network Resource Mobilisation Training: How I got more…

I joined the training workshop in Bangkok to learn, share, co-facilitate and connect with telecentre practitioners in Asia. Seven days after, I feel all was achieved and more… I always like more!

From regular contacts with telecentre networks around the world and personal experience, I know that networks have not, most often taken full advantage of the resources available. Did I say full..? It could even be a generous estimate. Fast forward; this is all due to inadequate… Continue

Added by Meddie Mayanja on April 19, 2008 at 7:54 — No Comments

First rule: English for public communication

Hi there everybody!

I am happy to announce the result of a fruitful discussion we had inside the Language Champions group. As we all care for transparancy, we decided that in this online workspace, English should be used as the only language for public commenting (through the comment wall), blogging, discussing, etc...

As we understand language is a sensitive issue, we decided local languages could be… Continue

Added by Unite-IT Manager on April 17, 2008 at 18:00 — No Comments

Our online community is growing fast!

Hello all,

Let me introduce myself to all of you. I am Lize De Clercq, assigned by and Esplai Foundation to be your online communication facilitator. (Those that were at the Telecentre Leaders Forum in Riga will certainly remember me as lize-the-cameragirl.) This blogpost is a little report on the community’s activity of last week:

Back home from the Telecentre Leaders Forum in Riga, a lot of participants inmediately signed in as a member of… Continue

Added by Lize De Clercq on April 17, 2008 at 12:00 — No Comments

Lessons from Riga | Networks are about personal relations and trust

There are so many interesting things that happened during these two days of the Telecenters Forum... many lessons and ways for the network to move forward. The most relevant learning I am taking with me back to Seattle is that networks are about people who care for each other personally, first and foremost.

It is difficult to convey in few words how relevant this lesson is. Networks, as a form of organization, do not provide much value if personal relations, trust, and care for each other… Continue

Added by Maria Garrido on April 15, 2008 at 20:09 — No Comments

Telecenter Leaders Forum in Riga | Building a network for collaboration in Europe

My work has brought me once again to this wonderful city for a gathering of Telecenter leaders representing almost every country in the European Union + some others. The effort to bring together organizations from around the EU working on e-inclusion programs started last year in Barcelona. In this second meeting of this nascent EU telecenters network these organizations will discuss ways to strengthen collaboration, establish venues to learn from each other, and find a common voice to promote… Continue

Added by Maria Garrido on April 15, 2008 at 20:00 — No Comments

TLF-Europe outcomes | How I see it

The structure of the event meant that firm decisions and actions were agreed throughout the 2 days. Every group session and plenary was potentially bring back an action. In several cases, participants agreed to undertake joint activities such as Bulgaria (icentres) and Romania (EOS) who went as developing a proposal. In the case of EUTA, it was dissolution of the Association and participate in Telecentre-Europe network. Other outcomes include:

1. Expansion of the steering committee… Continue

Added by Meddie Mayanja on April 15, 2008 at 18:39 — No Comments

TLF - Europe underway – all eyes on knowledge sharing and the network

The day started with introductory remarks from (Meddie), Microsoft (Melissa) and LIKTA (Prof. Imants Freibergs).

It had earlier been intimated to me that the audience is a mix of experienced telecentre practitioners and new birds - that were unsure if their technology centres and public libraries are indeed telecentres. In my remarks therefore, I underlined the operational definition of telecentres, consisting a place where technologies are accessed for training and… Continue

Added by Meddie Mayanja on April 15, 2008 at 18:36 — No Comments

Telecentre Leaders' Forum - Europe | day 2

...then it was Wednesday, and the TLF-Europe run its final day. It was time to take stock and firm up outcomes.

Overall, I was impressed with this event. A couple of weeks earlier, the taskforce was grapping with the agenda and nature of participants that would make the main objectives of the event come alive - knowledge sharing and consolidating the telecentre network.

By Wednesday afternoon (day 2), I could see momentum among participants; they wanted the network and… Continue

Added by Meddie Mayanja on April 15, 2008 at 18:30 — No Comments

Welcome kit for new members

These are some lines of observations I want to share with you after the first days of learning together how to use this tool:

Privacy of comments and/or messages between members?

For recently joined members, there seems to be a bit of confusion on sending messages between members. Most members start doing this on the "comment wall", which is great because all members can see how people start conversations and might be motivated to engage one… Continue

Added by Unite-IT Manager on April 15, 2008 at 18:30 — No Comments

An exciting first day at the European Telecentre Leaders Forum, Riga 2008

The European Telecentre Leaders Forum started today in Riga, Latvia. The Latvian Information Technology and Telecommunications Association (LIKTA) — the event's host — is ridiculously well organized. Registrations went smoothly and, along with the regular papers and swag, we even got Latvian history books and Black Balsam in our welcome kits.…


Added by Christine Prefontaine on April 8, 2008 at 18:30 — No Comments

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