Overview of WwW training opportunities
February & March 2008
We offered a one-day video editing workshop for our WwW Scottish partners. The purpose of the workshop was to help partners with unedited footage, to finish those films and get them up on the website as soon as possible. Lunch was provided and a good opportunity for fellowship was available to all. The new films are already n the website.
The WwW sponsored a workshop on Digital storytelling. We were very fortunate in having received the advice of the Scottish Storytelling Centre in developing the workshop and helping us secure the participation of Michael Williams, a storyteller, singer songwriter and peace educator who lead us in storytelling techniques. Nancy Mwanga our WwW partner inKenya came over for the workshop and she also practiced her skills with our toddler's group later on in the week. The outcome of the workshop was the agreement of participating churches to pilot-test storytelling within their own organisations and to report back to the WwW team in November. Some of our own WwW experiences in storytelling are recounted in the Digistory blog. The workshop took take place September 1st and 2nd and was free of charge for all partner organisations of the WwW project.
July 2007 Training course
Thank you so much for the great response to this video traning opportunity.
The 2-day video editing club for young people was oversubscribed. The training was given by Rae Manger and Neil MacLennan run from 10am to 5pm both days. We had a wonderful opportunity to meet with Scottish partners from Edinburgh, Glasgow and St. Andrew's. We were also delighted to have young people from one of our local primary schools in Bo'ness. All the participants finished the workshop with flying colours and finished their own DVDs. More training opportunities will be advertised on the website soon.
We started this year with a two week training on IT literacy, computer literacy, video filming and video editing. This training was scheduled from the 11th-24th of February. Partners from Bolivia, Uganda, Kenya, South Africa and of course, Scotland, attended.
We had an opportunity to meet everyone during the training but also at informal opportunities, like our welcoming WwW party. All the partners had a very good time in Bo'ness and were happy to spend some time with their partner Churches in Scotland. Everyone is now safely back home and hopefully, busy planning new and interesting videos for all of us!
Training on VOIP Technology : Nov 25th 2006
The World Without Walls team conducted a training workshop on Voice Over Internet Protocol (VOIP). The training focused on the use of SKYPE for videoconferencing with webcams and achieving cheap telephony over the world. The training took place in Murrayfield's Parish Church, St John's Road, Corstorphine, Edinburgh. If you want more information on VOIP please follow the link to our virtual learning environment.
Training for Zambian Partners in September 2006
We were very happy to welcome five representatives from the Chipembi School for a mini training session on video making techniques. We look forward to having an enlarged team of budding video makers in Zambia!
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