Apologies for cross postings
Welcome to 2009/2010 academic year at the PLC. This fall we will offer
three online courses - registration is currently open. Register early!
Our full fall schedule for online, Toronto and Ottawa courses is available at www.plc.ischool.utoronto.ca.
Fall 2009: Online
Mastering Web Searching
Mon. 19 Oct 2009 - Sun. 6 Dec 2009
Instructor: Gwen Harris
Aimed at those who want to hone their research skills on the Web.
How can I find answers to my questions more quickly? Which Web search
engines are the best? How are they best used? What tool should be used
for what purpose? This in-depth course will help build skills in using
the main web search tools and applying effective strategies for
searching the Web. The course is completely updated for each session to
include the latest features and rising stars among search tools.
"Mastering Web Searching" is a 7-week course conducted entirely via the
Internet. The tours, exercises and assignments in this course along with
direct tutoring from the instructor will give you the hands-on
experience you need to search the Web more effectively. Aimed at those
who want to hone their research skills on the Web.
"I thank you for your support and your advices all the way. I really
loved this course, I learned so much. It was my first experience of
distance learning and I must say that I did not feel the distance at
all. You were always there, very generous of your time and expertise."
"I sure enjoyed learning a lot of new types of searches, strategies &
using search engines I'd never heard of before. Lots I'm putting to use
now in my daily work & getting better & quicker results."
Legal Research on the Web
Mon. 19 Oct 2009 - Sun. 6 Dec 2009
Instructor: Clare Mauro
This is an in-depth instructor-led web course focusing on legal research
skills using Internet resources. Weekly classes cover a variety of
law-related topics: participants are expected to read the weekly online
course readings, use the web to practice the skills taught each week,
participate in interactive online discussion groups with the instructor
and fellow participants, and complete short written assignments based on
the material covered including: the legal systems and legal research
tools of Canada, Britain and the United States; law-related reference
tools on the Internet, including search engines, directories, listservs
and dictionaries; case law on the Internet; online statutes, online
regulations and orders-in-council, legislative Bills, Hansard debates,
Aimed at librarians, articling students, researchers, government
employees and those conducting legal research particularly within a
legal environment. The course is at the introductory to intermediate
level and assumes basic knowledge of using web resources.
"I am becoming addicted to the chase and can hardly wait to see what
each Monday will bring. I am also amazed at how comprehensive your
"I would recommend this course to everyone. I wish there were more like
it. I went to the Internet sites and accessed information I never knew
was available and which will be most useful in my job."
Records Management Practice
Mon. 19 Oct 2009 - Sun. 29 Nov 2009
Instructor: Caroline Werle
Cert: RM Fundamentals
This program expands upon the material covered in the RM Fundamentals
Certificate program and is directed towards individuals who have either
completed the Fundamentals program or who have worked at the Records
Technician or Analyst level within the Records Management field.
Instructors in the Practice program will assume that students are
already conversant with the topics covered in the Fundamentals program.
In this six-week course you will build on the fundamentals of records
and information management by focusing on the challenges facing the
profession today as it relates to effectively managing electronic
records. The course focuses on the major components in managing the
electronic information of an organization and will provide an
understanding of what is involved in developing and managing an
electronic records management program. Trends affecting the world of
electronic information management will also be explored.
"This course exceeded my expectations in every way...thank you"
"I can't believe it was only six weeks...I felt like I learned a
semester's worth of useful information"
For more information and to register go to www.plc.ischool.utoronto.ca.
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