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  • 2 Participatory Techniques
    0LEVEL
    Society/sociology 

    2 Participatory Techniques

    Participatory techniques are particularly important when engaging with your community or another community. They allow all voices, opinions and practices to be shared from all different sections of the community.

  • 3 Digital Skills
    0LEVEL
    Technology/computing 

    3 Digital Skills

    Digital skills are important to be able to use the range of technologies we have available for collecting, organising, processing and sharing data. They include having a basic understanding of digital technologies including mobile devices and computers, being able to use a range of software applications and having an awareness of how to use digital devices safely and ethically.

  • An Introduction to the NVDA Screen Reader
    0LEVEL
    Technology/computing 

    An Introduction to the NVDA Screen Reader

    A  course for tutors wanting to present a set of workshops introducing NVDA to their learners.

  • Being an OU Tutor in STEM: Computing and Communications
    3LEVEL
    Science 

    Being an OU Tutor in STEM: Computing and Communications

    A short online course to support those looking to apply for the role of an OU Tutor.

  • Building Your First OpenLearn Create Course
    0LEVEL
    Education 

    Building Your First OpenLearn Create Course

    A step-by-step meta-guide to creating your very first course in OpenLearn Create. This course was developed to enable ALPHAS-registered SMEs in the Milton Keynes area to get started with OpenLearn Create and use it as a platform to showcase knowledge and skills used within their organisations by providing educational opportunities to the general public. It can be delivered in conjunction with a training webinar, but is freely available as a standalone resource for anybody with an interest in using this site to build and host their own courses.

  • #defyhatenow Identify & Report Hate Speech Online
    1LEVEL
    Communications and media 

    #defyhatenow Identify & Report Hate Speech Online

    #defyhatenow Identify & Report Hate Speech OnlineThe #defyhatenow Social Media Hate Speech Mitigation course on How to Identify & Report Hate Speech Online is aimed at people who want to have a positive impact on their communities through developing social media skills to become a positive influencer. The #defyhatenow course series supports those working as individuals or in collaboration with youth, civil society, peace-builder and media organizations, international agencies, churches and schools. The course offers practical hands-on information to understand, identify, counter and report hate speech and dangerous speech online.The Field Guide focuses on the following areas to build awareness & skills through the responsible use of social media: Identify & Report Hate Speech Online (Current Course)Social Media Fact Checking StrategiesResponsible Use of Social Media and Positive CampaignsHow to Counter Dangerous SpeechGender Equality: Safety of Women & Girls and mitigation of gender-based violence

  • #defyhatenow Social Media Fact Checking Strategies
    1LEVEL
    Communications and media 

    #defyhatenow Social Media Fact Checking Strategies

    #defyhatenow Social Media Hate Speech Mitigation Field Guide offers resources and strategies for peacebuilding to education, civil society, NGO and community organisations raising awareness of dangerous speech online and mitigating incitement to violence. The Field Guide uses self-paced learning with grassroots tools that can be used by anyone wishing to mitigate and combat hate speech and the incitement to violence, online and offline. The Social Media Fact Checking Strategies course enables learners to build awareness & skills through the responsible use of social media. Gain understanding of the differences between fake news, rumour, misinformation and propaganda, along with tools to verify images and stories, how to report false stories and misinformation, and further resources.#defyhatenow Social Media Mitigation Field Guide is a long term product of the #defyhatenow initiative for combating hate speech. The guide contains an overview of selected grassroots projects, initiatives and strategies designed for use in the field with training materials, workshops resources and toolkits for raising awareness, developing counter narratives and mitigating violence related to online hate speech.Course Activities Required for Successful CompletionRead through the articles, guidelines and definitionsWatch all video content Contribute to the online discussion with fellow studentsRead closely and in detail all the lesson informationFinish and submit all exercises, quizzes and testsTo complete the course successfully, plan to spend around 2 hours on each lessonPrerequisite Knowledge & SkillsComputer LiteracyBasic knowledge of Social MediaCommunity engagement, leadership and capacity to moderate discussions#defyhatenowdefyhatenowhttps://www.facebook.com/defyhatenow/https://twitter.com/defyhatenow

  • Design Summer School
    1LEVEL
    Design 

    Design Summer School

    An opportunity to develop skills in a design software whilst working on a design challenge.

  • Empowering methodologies in organisational research
    3LEVEL
    Business and money/finance 

    Empowering methodologies in organisational research

    Learn how to use creative, participatory, embodied methods to empower research participants and researchers in the study of organisations and management.

  • Grassroots Visual Storytelling
    0LEVEL
    Communications and media 

    Grassroots Visual Storytelling

    This course is about empowering people to create their own radically hopeful, uplifting stories of community food growing during the Covid-19 pandemic and beyond.

  • How to make an open online course
    0LEVEL
    Education 

    How to make an open online course

    A short guide to how to create a good open online course.

  • Identify network hardware and protocols
    0LEVEL
    Technology/computing 

    Identify network hardware and protocols

    Introduction to the TCP/IP protocol suite, identifying the protocols used to support IP network communication, and briefly discussing their purpose.  Network hardware devices are introduced, and their relationship with TCP/IP protocols is discussed. The www transfer between web browser/server is revisited, introducing the basic concepts of network address translation (NAT) in small home networks. Internet security is further developed, with an emphasis on protecting network devices from external threats.

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