Apologies for cross-postings The following courses offered by the iSchool Institute are coming up online. NEW courses, including online - under development! 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! For frequent updates, news and trends follow us on Twitter @iSchoolInst and join us on Facebook! Our Winter/Spring 2013 Catalogue is available - let us know if you would like your copy or pick it up in person at 140 St. George Street. Our NEW ONLINE course: Social Media Planning for Organizations - with Connie Crosby and Daniel Lee as instructors - will be announced and posted in the near future. ONLINE Courses: Spring 2013 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. _________________________________________________________ Engaging Adult Learners: Strategies for Information Professionals <http://www.plc.ischool.utoronto.ca/Engaging%20Adults.asp> Mon 22 April - Sun 2 June, 2013 6 weeks Instructor: Juanita Richardson Fee: $499.00 Cert: optional Those working in information-intensive organizations, including libraries, records and information management, consultancies, legal and health research, IT and other functions, 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 leaders. 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. ________________________________________________________ Also coming up online: NEW course TBA Social Media Planning for Organizations Instructor: Connie Crosby and Daniel Lee 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.