Apologies for cross-postings
The following ONLINE courses are coming up this fall at the iSchool
Institute, Faculty of Information. We are very pleased to offer a brand
new online program Certificate in Social Media Engagement
<http://institute.ischool.utoronto.ca/SOC.MED.Cert.asp>. The first
course, Social Media Planning for Organizations, starts on September 9
with Connie Crosby and Daniel Lee as instructors.
For complete schedule of our online, Toronto, Ottawa and Edmonton
courses please check our website: institute.ischool.utoronto.ca.
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Enjoy your summer!
NEW this fall: Certificate: Social Media Engagement
Essential to management, executive and professional level employees in
libraries, archives, museums, non-profits and other organizations that
want to start new social media engagements or improve existing engagement.
A must for marketing or PR staff in information-related organizations
such as libraries, archives and museums who want to strengthen existing
engagement through social media.
Students will receive the certificate upon completion of two-7 week
online courses, based on their participation, exercises, and on
completion of an assignment related to the Social Media Strategy course.
Please note that this Certificate is optional, both courses can be
completed as stand-alone. Content will be delivered through the wiki
platform and supplemented by scheduled video conference meetings.
Social Media Planning for Organizations
Mon. 9 Sep - Sun. 27 Oct 2013
Instructor: Connie Crosby and Daniel Lee
Cert: Social Media Engagement or stand-alone
Bring your organization up to date by learning how to develop a social
media plan, taking into account its larger strategies and objectives.
Learn about monitoring the web for mentions of your organization and
conversations that are of interest, and joining in. Consider your
organizationís key audiences or communities, where they are online and
how to engage them. Learn about online community building, and
measurement that is meaningful. This 7-week course will allow students
to monitor a brand, organization or topic over several weeks to allow
for searching and analysis of data.
Records Management Fundamentals
Mon 16 Sep - Sun 3 Nov, 2013
Instructor: David Hopkins
This program provides a well-rounded introduction to the value and
theory of records management and the basic skills of the profession in
records inventory, retention scheduling, classification, storage, and in
planning and managing a records management program. This certificate
program provides the basics that people need when working with records
whether they are just getting into the field and have no prior knowledge
or are currently records management practitioners without formal
training who wish to strengthen their knowledge and understanding.
Engaging Adult Learners: Strategies for Information Professionals
Mon 16 Sep - Sun 3 Nov, 2013
Instructor: Juanita Richardson
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 itís 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.
Legal Research on the Web
Mon 7 Oct - Sun 24 Nov, 2013
Instructor: Erin Murphy
Certificate: add: $50.00
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 and chat sessions
with the instructor and fellow participants, and complete weekly
assignments based on the material covered. Topics covered include: the
legal systems of Canada, the United States, and the United Kingdom,
law-related reference tools on the Internet, statutes and regulations,
legislative bills, Hansard debates, and committee reports
Case law and legal commentary.
Freedom of Information and Privacy Protection
Mon 14 Oct - Sun 1 Dec, 2013
Instructor: Heather Johnson
Cert: FOIPP Compliance
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 legislative requirements.
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 compliance-related
Records Management Practice
Mon 21 Oct - Sun 8 Dec, 2013
Instructor: Caroline Werle
Prerequisite: RM Fundamentals or background in RM
In this seven-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.
For more information and to register go to our webiste:
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