Dates: July 11 - 16, 2010
Location: Prague, Czech Republic
Who attended the New Media Course?
Participants working in the non-profit sector from Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Georgia, Russia and the Netherlands attended the summer 2010 course.
The course was led by Douglas Arellanes, head of research and development at the Media Development Loan Fund's Center for Advanced Media in Prague. Guest trainers included Dan McQuillan, Jonathan Marks and Christopher Walker. See the trainers page for more details about the team.
Practical advice for NGOs
Participants learnt how to embrace new media tools to spread their message wider and faster and improve internal efficiency. The course also covered what every manager should know when taking on a new media project, included case studies and how to use social media for social impact. And each afternoon featured practical sessions to introduce participants to numerous new media tools including blogs, social networks, mapping tools and internal management tools, among others.
Feedback from the participants
100% of the participants said they would recommend the course to a friend or colleague.
They rated the course and all of the instructors as 'excellent'.
Here's a selection of their comments:
"After practicing social media I may be in need to learn more, but not at this stage; I’ve got enough to get started."
"I realize that new media tools have huge power if used in the right way."
"I am going to use all the gained knowledge in my daily activities."
"I decided to make a blog and I know how to manage it."
"I wrote notes/reports with many links and ideas. I will summarize this to make a plan of what to do and when and present this to my staff."
"Great videos, great ideas, great projects."
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