Apologies for cross-postings The following courses offered by the iSchool Institute are coming up online this winter and spring. For course descriptions and full schedule of courses offered in Toronto, Ottawa, Edmonton (RM) and online visit our website: institute.ischool.utoronto.ca. While our website is being updated not all functions will be available. If you can't find something, or need additional information, please send us an e-mail or give a call - we will get back to you asap - our apologies for the inconvenience! Please note that the University of Toronto will be closed between December 22 and January 7. For frequent updates, news and trends follow us on Twitter @iSchoolInst and join us on Facebook! JANUARY Online LAST TIME! Mastering Web Searching <http://www.plc.ischool.utoronto.ca/MWS.web.asp> Mon 28 Jan - Sun 17 Mar, 2013 7 weeks Instructor: Gwen Harris Fee: $450.00 Certificate: add: $50.00 Auditing ( for those who took this course before): $70.00 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 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 ___________________________________________________________ FEBRUARY Online Freedom of Information and Privacy Protection <http://www.plc.ischool.utoronto.ca/FOIPweb.asp> Mon 18 Feb - Sun 12 May, 2013 7 weeks Instructor: Heather Johnson Fee: $450.00 Certificate: add: $50.00 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 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 deliverables. ___________________________________________________________ MARCH Online Legal Research on the Web <http://www.plc.ischool.utoronto.ca/legalresweb.asp> Mon 4 Mar - Sun 21 Apr, 2013 7 weeks Instructor: Erin Murphy Fee: $450.00 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 ___________________________________________________________ Records Management Fundamentals <http://www.plc.ischool.utoronto.ca/rmfundweb.asp> Mon 18 Mar - Sun 5 May, 2013 7 weeks Instructor: David Hopkins Fee: $770.00 Cert: RMFundamentals 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. __________________________________________________________ Records Management Practice <http://www.plc.ischool.utoronto.ca/rmpractweb.asp> Mon 18 Mar - Sun 5 May, 2013 7 weeks Instructor: Caroline Werle Fee: $770.00 Cert: RMPractice This program expands upon the material covered in the 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 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: institute.ischool.utoronto.ca. E-mail us at: [log in to unmask] or call (416) 978 7111.