Friday, January 15, 2010

Training : 3RD Penplusbytes Global Online Course in ICT Journalism (April 20 to July 20 2010)

After successfully pioneering an online course in ICT Journalism in 2006, The International Institute for Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) Journalism Penplusbytes second online course took place in 2007. Participants from Africa, Asia, North America Europe and Australia have taken advantage of this unique learning opportunity to grow their knowledge of ICT Journalism.We are pleased to announce the 3rd Global Online Course in ICT Journalism (April 20 to July 20 2010). Course details are provided below :

Course Objective: Participants will be exposed to the wider context of ICTs assisted journalism including its history, how these technologies are impacting on the world of journalism, how ICT can be used in producing stories and how to manage change process in using innovative ICT tools.
Course Description and Goals: This course teaches the theory and concept of ICTs journalism; the impact of ICTs on Journalism and how to increase excellence in journalism using ICTs as a tool.

At the end of the course, the participants will learn four main set of skills:
You will learn and understand broad spectrum of ICTs tools available for journalism
You will learn how to research and publish content online
You will learn that despite that the proliferation of technology for journalism the fundamental principles of journalism still apply.
You will learn how to use a selection of ICT tools for journalism

Prerequisites: This course does not have any special prerequisites though participants will need to have basic computer skills such sending and receiving mails, managing files and browsing the Internet. The course assumes participants are practicing journalists who have mastered journalism skills.

Class Meeting:
Participants are expected to meet online via group discussion weekly, it is expected that a participants must devote at least five hours per week online.

Course Content

Introduction to ICT Journalism – concept, theory and definition
ICT tools for Journalism – web 2.0/3.0, wikis, blogs, podcasting, online collaborative tools, newsroom content management system and publishing platforms
The role of information and knowledge management in the newsroom
Specialization in ICT Journalism
Online Research
Business Models of Online Journalism
Future of ICT Journalism

Materials :
Participants will be provided with regular resources during the duration of the course, these resources will available mostly online or via CD ROM.

Participants are expected to undertake weekly assignment, participate in online discussion, make use of ICT tools and produce a final project work to be published on Penplusbytes website.

All participants who fully successfully complete the course and would be awarded a certificate.

Please complete application form and write a separate one-page statement on how this seminar will help you in meeting your journalistic and leadership goals.

To fill out your application form online and submit your statements PLEASE CLICK HERE

Alternatively you can email completed form and statement to or for your inquires :
EMAIL : training AT

Closing date for receipt of application and statement is 20th March 2010.

Notification of acceptance: 2nd April 2010

Engaging, informative, and high-quality online training course created and offered by Penplusbytes.