[LIS-Forum] UNESCO-SALIS E-learning Portal formally opened for public on 5.1.08

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Date: Mon, 7 Jan 2008 01:49:37 -0800 (PST)
From: Arunachalam Hariharan <hariharan_ah at yahoo.com>

Dear Friends,

I am happy to inform you that UNESCO-SALIS
e-learning Portal on Awareness Raising on Information
Literacy Competency Skill Development for Southern
Asia was formally opened to public by Padmashree Dr.
Nalli Kuppusamy Chetty in the presence of Mr.
A.Natarajan, former Director, Doordarshan Kendra,
Chennai and Mr. N. Avadaiappan, Director, Connemara
Public Library on 5.1.2008 at Connemara Public
Library, Chennai.

The Society for the Advancement of Library and
Information Science (SALIS), India, in
collaboration with UNESCO has just launched the

The project aims to raise awareness and enhance
information literacy competency skills of laymen as
well as information professionals, educators, students
and general public. Its objectives are fully in line
with UNESCO’s mandate to bridge the digital divide
and UNESCO’s vision of Knowledge Societies.

The e-learning portal will cover a number of
self-learning modules (courses) such as:

1.	Information Communication Technology (ICT)
1.	1. ICT
1.2.	Computers
1.3.	Networks
1.4.	Internet
1.5.	World Wide Web (WWW)

  2. Information Literacy

  3. Information Literacy Models and Standards

  4. Lifelong Learning and Development of Life Skills

  5. Information Literacy Assessment

  6. Information Services for the Disabled People

  7. Freedom of Information/Right to Information

  8. Sample Information Literacy Programmes for

    - 8.1 School Library
    - 8.2 College/University Library
    - 8.3 Special Library
    - 8.4 Public Library
    - 8.5 Community Information Centres

You can also view the video clippings posted in the
site on Information Literacy.

This portal is available at http://salisonline.org and
opened to all for learning.

You are all welcome to visit the site and register
your name.

Visit the site http://salisonline.org
click register, fill-up your personal details such as
name, password, email id, city, country, etc and
create your account.

Kindly pass the information about the portal to your
friends, colleagues and others,

Your suggestions are welcome to improve the portal.

The portal will be maintained continuously.

You are all requested to join with us to promote
Information Literacy Skills among various sections in
the society.

Thanking you,,


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