Monday, November 07, 2011

Education Pathways for Records and Information Management Professionals

The Records Management Association of Australasia is hosting "ACT Education Pathways" at the National Archives of Australia offices in Canberra, Thursday 10 November 2011. I will be speaking about options at ANU. The ANU has two courses specifically designed for records/information managers (offered subject to demand):
  1. Electronic Document and Records Management (COMP7420): An open access copy of my Notes for Electronic Document and Records Management Course are available on-line.
  2. Data Mining and Matching (COMP7410)
The ANU also runs Public Policy Short Courses: One half to three day courses. Credit towards Diploma, Certificate, or Master of Studies, for two and a half or longer days study.

The Graduate Studies Select program allows a student to custom design their own Certificate, Diploma and Masters program, incorporating the above courses and others from ANU. This includes the option of on-line courses from ANU , University of Southern Queensland (USQ) and Charles Darwin University (CDU).


Education Pathways for Records and Information Management Professionals

By Tom Worthington FACS CP

Adjunct Senior Lecturer, Research School of Computer Science, The Australian National University

For "ACT Education Pathways" by the Records Management Association of Australasia iat the National Archives of Australia offices in Canberra,

Thursday 10 November 2011



The ANU has two courses specifically designed for records/information managers (offered subject to demand):

  1. Electronic Document and Records Management (COMP7420): http://studyat.anu.edu.au/courses/COMP7420;details.html

    Web 2.0 and social networking have created a demand for rapid access to information in commercial and not-for-profit organisations. Government 2.0 provides open access and greater involvement in the decision making of government. Smart phones and tablet computers using wireless networks allow mobile access to cloud computing resources world wide. This poses a challenge for organisations to provide access and input, while maintaining the security and integrity of records, and the privacy of personal information. This course investigates how traditional records management techniques and document formats have been adapted to the Internet era.
    An open access copy of my Notes for Electronic Document and Records Management Course are available on-line: http://www.tomw.net.au/emanagement/

  2. Data Mining and Matching (COMP7410): http://studyat.anu.edu.au/courses/COMP7410;details.html

    Large amounts of data are increasingly being collected by public and private organisations, and research projects. The Internet as well provides a very large source of information about almost every aspect of human life and society. This course provides an overview of the technologies and concepts used for data mining and matching. It focuses on the practical aspects of these techniques rather than the mathematical and statistical foundation.

The ANU also runs Public Policy Short Courses. One half to three day courses. Credit towards Diploma, Certificate, or Master of Studies, for two and a half or longer days study http://publicpolicy.anu.edu.au/education/courses.php


These courses are general workshops with 15–20 participants per session. These courses do not need prior knowledge or experience in public policy and are a foundation for an understanding of public policy and developing further knowledge. They are suitable for APS officers 4, 5 and 6, or staff at higher levels who may be unfamiliar with the policy process or are moving into a policy role from another area in the APS.

The
Graduate Studies Select program allows a student to custom design their own Certificate, Diploma and Masters program, incorporating the above courses and others from ANU. This includes the option of on-line courses from ANU , University of Southern Queensland (USQ) and Charles Darwin University (CDU): http://studyat.anu.edu.au/graduate_studies.html


Graduate Studies Select is a new option for graduate studies at ANU. It recognises that graduate students have a range of professional and personal needs and that these cannot always be met by following a program of study in a single academic discipline. Subject to meeting course entry requirements, you will be able to select courses from across the graduate course offerings available.

This opportunity increases the flexibility and choice available to you. Graduate Studies Select allows you to structure your studies and direct your learning in a way which meets your academic, personal and professional interests and enables you to develop skills and expertise in a range of learning areas.

For example, you could construct a program of study comprising courses in art history, environmental science, finance and management.

A suite of new academic awards has been created for students who choose Graduate Studies Select. Students will be enrolled in the Graduate Studies Program, and may elect to take out the Certificate of Graduate Studies, the Diploma of Graduate Studies, the Master of Studies, the Master of Advanced Studies or the Master of Studies with Research.

Labels: , , ,

0 Comments:

Post a Comment