Stories about Learning and Opportunities
Fill Your Summer With Learning: 7 New Online Courses
We've trolled the web to come up with seven ways you can make sure you don't get bored over summer vacation... new courses available online focus on journalism, computer science, and creativity-boosting.
Citizen Media How To: Boosting Visibility For Your Videos
The Video4Change network recently produced three more freely available guides, including a "Video Compression Guide", a "Guide to Video Distribution Sites", and "How to Host a Film Screening".
Off to Burkina Faso! The Niger Team OpenStreetMaps their way to Ouagadougou
The 2013 Rising Voices' micrograntee Mapping for Niger is continuing on with their work, traveling around their region to meet with other OpenStreetMap teams and learn new skills.
Building the Handheld Revolution in Closed Communities: Mycitizen.net
A guest post by the creator of Mycitizen.net, a free and open-source platform that facilitates social networking in local communities. Designed for Burma, it can be used where the safety of civil society actors requires special privacy protection.
Senior Citizens Write Wikipedia
Breaking down barriers to technology is the first step to involve society's most experienced members. This Czech Wikimedia Foundation project will involve seniors in the online Wikipedia community.
10 Essential Resources for Arabic-Speaking Activists
A list of key Arabic-language resources for digital media activists.
Creative Commons 101 : Are You Doing it Right?
Are you using your Creative Commons images appropriately? More than 90% of Creative Commons images are not attributed at all! Here is a great infographic to get you up to date.
Online Course: Digital Tools for Community Radio Stations
Join Radio Libres for a free online course for community radio stations interesting in using digital tools to share their content and better interact with their audience. The course will be conducted in Spanish.
HacksLab Announces Data-Focused Support for Latin American News Outlets
The first incubator for data-driven journalism in Latin America launched last week with HacksLabs Challenge 2014, which will grant a total of US $100,000 for Latin American projects.
5 Resources for Citizen Journalists
New and noteworthy resources for citizen media reporters (and teachers) about staying safe, working in humanitarian disasters, focusing on women's rights, and making sure what you publish is true.
Resources for Video Activism: Witness
Are you using video to make your campaign a reality? Are you telling stories or filming actions with cameras - or your phone? On March 28th, we host a #GVFace with Witness to talk about tips on using video for advocacy. Here are some of their tips sheets and toolkits.
Winning a Grant, Growing a Community: Orsolya Jenei
To get a sense of how it was to be a micrograntee, we asked Orsolya Jenei, the lead for the Mapping for Niger project, to share some of her experiences about the process. The project was a recipient in 2013 and is ongoing.
Ten Ways Educators Can Use Wikipedia
Wikipedia is meant to be a starting point, not a final source of knowledge. It is permanently incomplete and evolving, with continuous formal and informal review. Delving into that process, learners can explore critical reading, digital literacy and deep questions of knowledge. From Wikipedia's blog, a discussion of how educators can use wikipedia.