Apologies for cross postings
The following online courses are coming up at the iSchool Institute, Faculty of Information, U of T.
Please note that Engaging Adult Learners, our new online course with Rebecca Jones starts Nov 1 - there is still some space available.
Our Spring schedule will be posted in November - check www.institute.ischool.utoronto.ca.
The iSchool Institute is now on Twitter. Follow us @ischoolinst. We also have a Facebook page - join us there - there is a direct link from our website.
Engaging Adult Learners: Strategies for Information Professionals <http://www.plc.ischool.utoronto.ca/coursedescription.asp?courseid=257> (replaces: Information Professional as Educator)
Mon. 1 Nov 2010 - Fri. 10 Dec 2010
6 Weeks (18 hours)
Instructor: Rebecca Jones
An essential course for Consultants and information professionals
(librarians, records and information managers, archivists, museum
professionals, legal and health researchers, etc.), IT professionals
and those who currently or will in the near future train adults to “do”
or “know” or “use” something; this includes those educating students in
Those working in information-intensive organizations are
increasingly helping clients or colleagues learn to “use” or “do”
something. Life-long learning isn’t just a slogan, it’s critical for
all adults in their jobs, or finding a job, or expanding their personal
or professional options. Information professionals, with their
specialized knowledge of all types of content, tools, images, the
Internet and processes, are well placed to play key roles as learning
This six week course guides you through the whole training
process, from assessing learning needs of the targeted learners to
selecting the right delivery method (face-to-face? E-learning?
Blended?), to designing an engaging program, whether it’s an hour or
multi-week. Working with the instructor and other students, you learn
and practice strategies for making learning for adults interactive and
relevant and gaining decision-maker support for learning programs.
“I would recommend this course to any trainer. When one is
working full-time it is nearly impossible to attend a F2F course on a
schedule. I found the content very helpful and I learned a lot that
will help me in my daily work. It's also a great value for a
Freedom of Information and Privacy Protection <http://www.plc.ischool.utoronto.ca/coursedescription.asp?courseid=176>
Mon. 17 Jan 2011 - Sun. 6 Mar 2011
Instructor: David Hopkins
Cert: FIPP Compliance (optional)
All corporations and organizations in Canada must comply with
legislation concerning how they collect, use and disclose information
about identifiable individuals and third parties. Public-sector
institutions are also legally obligated to provide public right of
access to their information resources. Ignorance of and/or failure to
comply with legislative provisions concerning the use of these
resources may expose an organization to financial, legal and public
relations risks. This instructor-led online course discusses, in
practical terms, best management and protection of personal and
sensitive information as well as access to public-sector information.
Participants are provided with knowledge and tools to ensure proper
control over organizational information resources and compliance with
This is a comprehensive course balancing text, online group
discussions, and exercises that allow participants to practice what
they're learning. Participants are provided with practical materials to
use at their respective worksites, including access to information and
privacy protection audit tools, sample forms, and sample
"The course was extremely beneficial at explaining all components
of FIPP….I now feel confident in applying what I have learned in my
job" ""I recommend this course to everyone. Not only to those who may
be involved with Protection of Privacy issues directly, but everyone
who values their personal information."
Taxonomy Guide: Online Resource & Learning Tool <http://www.plc.ischool.utoronto.ca/coursedescription.asp?courseid=33>
1 year subscription
Enterprises are increasingly turning to taxonomies to navigate
through structured and unstructured information dispersed through the
organization. Taxonomies, based on classification, controlled terms,
and assigned metadata, provide the topical views for representing and
navigating an organization's knowledge resources on a network. The
Taxonomy Guide is a web resource of organized, structured, and clearly
written content on building and implementing an enterprise taxonomy.
The Guide is both a learning tool and a reference resource designed to
help you master the concepts, relationships and essential steps for
taxonomy design and project planning. The Guide consolidates and
improves the usability of information about taxonomies that is
typically fragmented and dispersed and, in many cases, difficult or
expensive to acquire.
You may register at any time throughout the year; your
subscription fee covers access to The Taxonomy Guide for 12 months from
date of registration. You can renew your subscription for as long as
you wish in order to keep up-to-date in this rapidly developing area.
For more information, course descriptions, bios and to register go to:
institute.ischool.utoronto.ca; call: (416) 978 7111 or e-mail: [log in to unmask]