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Recent News

Over the past few days, there have been a lot of things happening at ARKH:

  • We’ve received our new Online Centre hardware
  • We’ve started a new campaign for funding (see: “ARKH Needs You”)
  • We’ve decided to upload, and share, our course resources

Online Centre

It’s still a few weeks away from launch, but we’ve recently received funding to become and Online Centre. This means that members of the public can come along to ARKH and use one of our dedicated computers to gain access to The Internet.

And, yes “The Internet” is a proper noun and thus requires capitalization
– Jamie

If you head over to the UK Online Centres website [LINK], you can find out more about UK Online Centres.

Sharing Course Resources

Over the past few days, Jamie has been uploading all of the presentations used for the three courses that ARKH offers (Employability Skills, It Skills & Understanding UK Workplace Culture) onto the cloud. This means that learners, funders and the public can read through the presentations and gain a little insight into the level of teaching offered at ARKH.

Not only have all of these presentations been uploaded onto the cloud, but Jamie has created pages on the ARKH website with links to each of the presentations (and other course materials). These materials are all being offered “as is” but under a Creative Commons Share Alike licence.

This means that ARKH retains the copyright on all of the materials, but are offering them to all for free. Anyone can use or adapt the materials, as long as they say that ARKH were the original authors.

For more information about the licence we have chosen, you can head over to the Creative Commons Share Alike 3.0 webpage [LINK].

All of these resources can be found on the “Course Resources” page [LINK]


E-Mail Masterclass

On Wednesday 12th January 2011, we at ARKH will be running a free introductory lesson on E-Mail as part of the Employability Skills for New Communities programme.

We’re planning for it to be completely interactive, focusing on using E-Mail to find and apply for jobs. We’ll be providing a laptop for each learner to use during the session, so you don’t need to bring anything with you.

The following subjects will be covered:

  • Setting up an E-Mail account
  • Send an E-Mail
  • Reading / Replying to an E-Mail
  • Attaching documents
  • Sending mass E-Mail messages
  • “Net etiquette”

We will be working with learners on a one-to-one basis to help teach some of the more abstract techniques.

We will also be including advanced techniques for learners who find the above easy, or have experience with E-Mail.

There’s no need to contact us in advance, we only ask that you turn up by 10am (when the lesson starts) on Wednesday.

(Posted by: Jamie)