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LEARNING FROM YOUR DESKTOP
6 weeks online @ your desktop begins November 1, 2004
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Choosing and Using Business and Investment-related Web Resources
Presented by Denise Bisson


Are you a reference library staff trying to help patrons find business and
investment information? Are you a small business owner or entrepreneur
trying to find good quality, reliable web resources for your specific
interests? We will cover top resources that you can use with confidence.

COURSE DESCRIPTION

 Designed for general librarians and business professionals without an
extensive business searching background, this course will review the top
tools for finding good quality and (mainly) free business information
resources on the web. A new topic will be introduced each week of this
six-week program, together with the key resources plus exercises for
searching these resources effectively.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

 This course is for you if you search for (or help others search for)
business or investment information. You should have some previous experience
searching the web and be interested in expanding your knowledge of good web
resources and related tools suitable for this discipline.

METHOD OF INSTRUCTION

 Each week, you'll receive an email with the lesson for that week, plus
practice exercises that will help you work through the week's sources and
reinforce your learning. A web-based bulletin board will enable you and
other participants to ask question of the instructor and to provide on-line
feedback about problems incurred. The course will include a teleconference
call with you and your fellow participants, hosted by the instructor, to
give advice and clarify the learning experience.

HOW YOU WILL BENEFIT

 Participants will get a highly relevant set of web resources plus tips and
tricks for finding information fast. If you search for good quality
business, company and industry information, or if you provide assistance to
others seeking business-related information, you'll benefit from this high
quality online program.

KEY TOPICS YOU'LL EXPLORE IN THIS COURSE
         Top starter sites for general business information
         Resources for competitive intelligence, including;
    ?      information on private and publicly-traded companies
    ?     company and industry news from independent sources
    ?     industry and sector reports
         Finding financial information -- stock quotes, investment advice,
analysis of mutual funds and stocks
         Resources of special interest to small business owners and
entrepreneurs
         Staying up to date on new resources as well as some key pointers
on how to evaluate those resources

FEES

 Members: $149.00 + GST
 Non-members: $194.00 + GST

REGISTER AT:
http://www.thepartnership.ca/cgi-bin/site/showPage.cgi?page=education/ei04/b
isson_business.html


Instructor Biography

 Denise Bisson retired in the spring of 2003 from Algonquin College in
Ottawa, where she was a senior librarian and co-ordinator of the library's
web user support materials. Denise has extensive experience in developing
and delivering training on selecting and using Internet resources, and has
designed and delivered a variety of online courses for the College. Denise
currently serves on the training and internet resource selection team at
Workingfaster.com.

Our Students Comment on this Online Course...

Excellent content which will be very useful in my work. A great way to learn
I was able to fit it into each week where it worked best for me. The
flexibility was great - being able to do the work on my schedule and at my
speed.

 Very well organized list of resources with annotations -- course well
organized into modules easy to absorb. Very useful orientation to business
online resources -- excellent program.


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The Education Institute
The learning programs of the BCLA-LAA-OLA-SLA Partnership
http://www.thepartnership.ca

If you have questions please contact the appropriate Association
or Meredith Gilbert at Ontario Library Association at [log in to unmask]

Professional development of librarians and information professionals
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