ict@innovation offers free advanced training material on African "Free and Open Source Software" (FOSS) Business Models. The training materials have been collaboratively developed by a group of experts from Africa and Europe and are titled "ict@innovation: Free your IT-Business in Africa! Advanced Training Material on African "Free and Open Source Software" (FOSS) Business Models for IT-SMEs"
The training materials have been specifically created for African small and medium ICT enterprises interested in creating or adapting business models with Free and Open Source Software (FOSS).The material is modular and includes specific African case studies. It can be used by small and medium company managers and employees, as well as by ICT-associations, universities, training institutions and freelance trainers who are interested in training or consulting small and medium enterprises on or working with FOSS Business Models.
The material is suited for self learning or preparation for one of the ict@innovation FOSS Business Model courses. All ict@innovation training material is published under Creative Commons Share Alike license and available for free download.
You can also find the material and it's modules under www.wiki.it-inwent.org . You are free to discuss on the material as well as extend, improve and adapt it. On this way the community will have up2date stuff which of course can be distributed during your trainings. If you prefer the french version of the FBT Training material, please click here.
All modules of the ict@innovation: "Free your IT-Business in Africa! Advanced Training Material on African Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) Business Models for IT-SMEs" can be used online or downloaded here:
All modules are available and can be read online in a wiki format:
A full set of training material, including the
can be found here: Download page.
If you would like to study the training materials within an e-Learning environment, the link below is the right one for you. The e-Learning platform provides the FOSS Business Model training materials as well as a number of localized versions. The e-Learning platform is available to individual learners as well as to trainer who wish to conduct or support their trainings with this e-Learning environment.
The National Course Directory pays tribute to the “localization of training material” and provides links to localized versions of the training materials. To find localized course versions just browse the National Course Directory.
If you are a trainer or contributor and would like to learn exchange experiences or share information with the community of FOSS Business Model Trainers, this is the section for you.
For newcomers: Contribute to the "Advanced Training Material on African FOSS Business Models" in terms of content, advocacy, support and community - If you want to know more, just click here and learn how to contribute!
For ict@innovation FOSS Business Model Trainers: If you are already familiar with the course content and structures, just go directly ahead and add your course to the National Course Directory. We would be pleased if you can take the time to follow instructions at the top of the course template. If you want to engage in the steering of the FBT trainers community, please check the "FBT Self Governance Group - growing the ict@innovation community around African FOSS Business Models Trainings".
The training material has been developed collaboratively by FOSS experts from Africa and Europe for use as training material for experts and executive staff from IT businesses in Africa, ICT-associations, their member organisations, ICT-training institutions as well as universities and their trainers.
The Advanced African FOSS Business Models training material was developed by the "Content Creation Community" and consists of 6 modules, spread along three thematic parts. Part one introduces basic FOSS concepts and provides practical case studies of FOSS business models across the African continent. Part two covers knowledge and skills for FOSS entrepreneurs; introducing innovative and cost effective business tools and techniques, components of business management skills, community building and networking, and FOSS strategies which are vital for starting and sustaining a viable FOSS business in Africa. As FOSS is becoming more and more mainstream, many businesses see training as a viable business. The learning objectives of part three are aimed at fostering understanding of some of the requirements for becoming a trainer, and identifying the opportunities that exist for FOSS training as a business in African as well as a global look at Linux training and certification worldwide.