Apologies for cross-postings
The following online courses are coming up this fall and winter at the
iSchool Institute, Faculty of Information.
We are very pleased to offer a brand new online program Certificate in
Social Media Engagement.
The first course, Social Media Planning for Organizations,
is currently in progress, the second course: Social Media Tools and
is scheduled to start online on Nov 4. For complete schedule of our
online, Toronto, Ottawa and Edmonton courses please check our website:
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NEW this fall: Certificate in 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.
Coming up online this fall:
Engaging Adult Learners: Strategies for Information Professionals
Mon 14 Oct - Sun 1 Dec, 2013
Instructor: Juanita Richardson
Cert: optional; add $50.00
This seven-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.
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.
Social Media Tools and Tactics
Mon 4 Nov - Sun 22 Dec, 2013
Instructors: Connie Crosby and Daniel Lee
Cert: Social Media Engagement optional; add $100.00
Based on “23 Things” method of teaching social media giving students a
chance to develop a range of skills.
Instructors will use tools such as:
Blogs and wikis
Twitter, Facebook, Linkedin and Google Plus
RSS feeds and feedreaders ( and related tools such as Yahoo Pipes for
Social media monitoring tools
Expand your social media skills; learn about online collaboration by
working with others in the class.
Freedom of Information and Privacy Protection
Mon 13 Jan - Sun 2 Mar, 2014
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
Legal Research on the Web
Mon 20 Jan. - Sun 9 Mar, 2014
Instructor: Erin Murphy
Certificate: optional; 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.
Mastering Web Searching
Mon 27 Jan. - Sun 18 Mar, 2014
Instructor: Gwen Harris
Certificate: optional; add: $50.00
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? What is social media search and how does it fit in?
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 six-week course conducted entirely online.
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.
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