Anyone who knows me would know that I generally *hate* using power point presentations (or in my case, Open Office Impress presentations). Personally, I think it fosters a one-way relationship between The Trainer and The Participants, where the former shows what she knows and the latter is expected to simply listen. What usually happens is that the trainer has her go with her presentation, everyone else listens, and then afterwards some time is alloted for questions and feedback (one of my pet peeves is when the trainer takes too long with the presentation and as a result the 'open forum' is tacked on at the end for a few minutes as some kind of cursory exercise).
But I think there are instances where having prepared presentations can actually support effective training, especially when they are used within cotext and with interactivity in mind:
That's why I'm a feminist...
Singing, dancing, hand mapping, making networks out of string, cutting out paper faces from cardboard and performance pieces where just some of the activities at the South African Feminist Tech eXchange (FTX) held in Cape Town 11 to 14 November 2009. The FTX is part of a larger project of the APC WNSP called “Strengthening Women's Strategic Use of Information and Communications Technologies to Combat Violence Against Women and Girls” which is being implemented in South Africa by Women'sNet.
The diverse group came from all over South Africa and represent university departments, activist organisations, community based groups, township telecentres, feminist groups but all share one struggle – that of combatting gender-based violence. And the FTX aimed to build the capacity of the groups in using ICTs in creative and strategic ways to enhance and support their activism. The workshop also explored, debated and contributed to developing a feminist practice of technology. The Oxfam Canada Women's Rights Advancement Programme (WRAP) partnered with Women'sNet and APC WNSP and supported the participation of their grantees in the WRAP programme.
Years ago (almost 4 years to be exact, a bunch of us were doing a training for techie-activists in Chang Mai, Thailand. One of the sessions that we had planned was on 'how not to be a bad tech trainer', and we came up with a list of The Top 5 Worst Trainers in the World*:
Del 16 al 18 de noviembre de 2009 se realizó el taller de Intercambio Tecnológico Feminista con la participación de 35 representantes de grupos de mujeres del noreste y sur Argentina, más 8 instructoras a cargo de los módulos de capacitación. Este intercambio tecnológico intensivo abarcó cuatro áreas de comunicación utilizando las tecnologías de la información y la comunicación: audio, imagen y video, arte gráfico digital y trabajo en redes sociales por internet. La actividad se desarrolló en las dependencias de la Librería de Mujeres, en Buenos Aires.
Posted by Jenny but written by Alice Gelderblom-Waddilove during the South African FTX workshop in Cape Town, November 2009.
I interviewed Nicky from Rape Crisis Cape Town about their ‘1000 Hearts campaign’
-Why did you decide on using social networks to fundraise?
At the end of 2008, Rape Crisis faced a huge financial crisis. Rape Crisis was finding that big companies would rather donate their money to animal or child welfare causes than to a cause like Rape Crisis, because rape is in no way cute, fluffy or pretty. Rape Crisis was also finding that there was good infrustructure within their NGO for big companies to make donations, but if individuals wanted to donate they couldn’t do so with ease.
Defines our approach to training. It outlines the core values that comprise feminist technology training. It is based on the experiences and politics of feminists who train other women to use technologies creatively and strategically.
Des programmes de formation, des présentations, des notes des formateurs qui ont été utilisés dans nos ateliers FTX. Certainement utiles dans la planification de votre formation et de vos propres ateliers FTX.
De véritables ressources sur la technologie essayées et testées faites pour et utilisées par des militantes et des groupes à but non lucratif. Garanti pour rendre spéciale votre formation féministe sur la technologie.
Des femmes fantastiques qui savent une chose ou deux (ou plus ...) à propos de l'appropriation la technologie pour les droits des femmes et l'autonomisation. Elles ont été les formatrices / facilitatrices dans nos ateliers FTX.