The iSchool Institute: Faculty of Information, University of Toronto

ISI Professional Learning Certificate Programs
Designing for the Internet of Things

The Professional Learning Certificate in Designing for the Internet of Things focuses on the emerging content products, services and devices that do not depend upon an application or screen display for interaction, but instead are embedded technologies. These will have diverse and distributed modes of interaction. ThingTank Lab (formerly DDiMIT) is the iSchool Institute's partner in offering this certificate which develops both ideational and technical design skills for the Internet of Things and which uses the capabilities of ThingTank to provide hands-on project work in addition to the theory of design for products and services of this type. By the end of this certificate program, students will have built a fully-functioning Internet of Things project.

Information Management - Ottawa

The Professional Learning Certificate in Information Management focuses on the integration of information resources throughout the organization. It is directed at individuals with responsibility for IM programs and policy development, for quality control, efficiency, and integrity of information. Appropriate students might be implementing an EDRMS or content management system, or acting as a liaison between technical and administrative staff. They are project managers, business analysts, and CIOs. The program is also directed at information professionals in traditional settings (records managers, library managers, archivists, web content managers) who need to integrate their information systems.

Information Management - Toronto
The Professional Learning Certificate in Information Management as taught in Toronto aims to train Information Management staff and managers in all aspects of the discipline. It is offered in three parts allowing flexibility and addressing specific needs of any organizations. The full certificate will be granted upon completing requirements for all three parts. Partial certificates will be issued to recognize completion of each IM stream
Legal Research on the Internet

This 7-week web course delivering this professional learning certificate program teaches legal research skills using Internet resources. The focus is on Canadian legislation, case law, and guides to legal research. British, United States, and International legal resources are also covered.

Records Management

The iSchool Institute offers two certificate programs in records management. These are available in Toronto (in conjunction with the Association of Records Managers and Administrators chapter in Toronto), in Ottawa (in conjunction with the ARMA National Capital Region chapter), in Edmonton, and via the web.
In any location or learning mode, the iSchool Institute's Professional Learning Certificate in Records Management Fundamentals and the Professional Learning Certificate in Records Management Practice provide a solid foundation in the principles and practice of records management.
Both programs are available as a five-day classroom-based course. The Fundamentals Certificate may also be taken as an 7-week web course.

Web Search Strategies

A 6-week web course delivers the professional learning certificate program in web search for people who already conduct research on the Internet but who want to improve their efficiency and effectiveness. The course covers syntax, boolean operators, and the special features of the leading search engines. Become familiar with meta-searchers and specialty search tools. Learn strategies for developing and refining a search.

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