About the project
IDEA BEHIND THE PROJECT “ITdesk.info”:
Computer literacy is still not accessible to a wider population and there are barriers to computerization and technological progress of society. For this reason it was necessary to launch a website www.ITdesk.info with free access to assist in mastering basic computer skills. In the first place, the project we created is a kind of electronic library that can be accessed at any time to learn and inform yourself. Secondly, we developed it as a course where everyone can come and learn and gain knowledge of basic computer skills.
The project has the following objectives: promotion of free and open source computer programs, promotion of learning via the Internet as the most practical and the most available way to transfer knowledge and promotion of human rights to free access to information and education.
Today, computer literacy has become a basic tool for obtaining, or retaining jobs and therefore for survival. However, the human right of free access to information and education is not extended to the IT area. Individuals are still in a situation that must provide a significant amount of money for education on basic computer skills.
The project is intended for people who wish to acquire or establish the basic skills and knowledge of the computer. In the first place, it is meant for middle-aged and elderly people who did not receive formal computer training and now they need it in order to keep the job they have or find another.
We know from experience that middle-aged and older people have a fear of new technologies because they did not meet with them in their youth. This way, they are able to determine the pace of learning at their home. Also, much of the people does not speak English, and therefore in presentations are given only pronunciation of the command so a person who’s is an English foreign language could concentrate on pronunciation and memory expression. Without knowledge of the English pronunciation of computer commands, it is impossible to communicate the information technologies, whether with colleagues at work or informal occasions..
Target groups are young people who mostly use the computer well but they need an overview of the required material to pass computer exams, and write application, seminar or create a professional presentation.
Through this site they are allowed to choose the pace of learning, because the presentation can pause and re-view.
Target group are also people with disabilities who, among other things, have difficult physical access to IT school or have difficulty following classes. Distance learning can be done from home or from the library that has a computer with internet access. And people with hearing problems can follow the presentation because all explanations in the presentation are given visually.
To summarise, the target group are all people who, for any reason, have difficulty to access IT education.
Open Society for Idea Exchange is a non-profit organization founded with the goal of educating the general public about the existing, defined human rights, especially human right to free access to information and human right to education.
Users can obtain a diploma?
Specifically, our project, enables users to receive free training and review the necessary knowledge and skills which can then be certified in the existing licensed centers.
How to support us?
People can support us by sending suggestions about the site and the materials presented. At this stage we are gathering feedback on which we will improve the existing presentations, and record additional. Our desire is to gather as much feedback as to better adapt the site to individual needs.
Secondly, you can support us by recommendation of this site to other people that will find this site helpful. We are inviting users to join us on social networks Facebook and Twitter where we inform about news and plans for the project.
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