Our second training seminar took place on 24 June at the offices of Catholic Relief Services in Sodeco, Beirut. The tutorial was attended by a dozen or so members of the CRS staff and covered a selection of topics on Web 2.0. We launched the workshop by familiarizing the audience with the concept of Web 2.0 and the different tools that assist in promoting and communicating developmental work through social media.
- Can a site be Web 2.0 even if it doesn’t encourage a lot of user participation?
- Can a site be a Web 2.0 site even if it has editors?
- Who owns the Internet? How does the Internet compromise our security? Or can it enhance it?
- What exactly is the definition of social media?
- The ethics of using social media in an NGO context
The group created a welcoming, friendly environment (check out the photos at Flickr) where people talked, laughed, and got inspired by the tutorials—one staffer wrote the next day to say she heard a Common Craft video, one of our favorite teaching tools, playing on a colleague’s computer in the next room—and by success stories about how NGOs and individuals have used ICT for peace and positive social change around the globe.
We’re hosting the “Introduction to Web 2.0” seminar throughout July. The next sessions will be on July 3, 8, and 15 at UNESCO Palace, from 9 a.m. to 4:30. Lunch will be provided. Sign up to attend one now!