Wednesday, November 11, 2009

How to Create On-line University Courses in Electronic Archiving: Part 16 - Redesign for 2010

After the success of my Green ICT Strategies course (which will be run again in 2010) , the Australian National University has asked me to design and run "Electronic Data Management" (COMP7420) as well in 2010. This is an expanded and accredited version a short intensive course I ran in 2007 at the request of National Archives of Australia. The notes for that course are online. I started preparing for the course in mid 2008 but it was not clear if there was a demand for such a course so it was put on hold for two years. In the interim much has happened with e-document management and I know more about e-learning.

COMP7420: Electronic Data Management

Summer session (1 February 2010 to 31 March 2010)


Record keeping and data management are essential to support the efficient and accountable performance of business and government yet up until now there has been no training available for a systems approach to this important area.

To fill this gap, the ANU has developed several short courses that provide people in government agencies with the critical skills needed to manage government information and records in a manner that keeps pace with international trends and changing technology.

This course aims to teach students how they can manage electronic data. Students will learn about electronic data management through online learning, which includes tutoring, mentoring, student discussion forums and weekly feedback.

For more information on the course design and content e-mail Tom Worthington.

Delivery: On-line with no attendance required.

Students undertake the course entirely online via the web from anywhere in the world. Available:

For information on enrolling in this course including fees, please see enrolment information. If you have any queries concerning enrolment e-mail Debbie Pioch (phone 6125 8020).

The StudyAt entry for Course Description and Learning Outcomes and the Course Flyer provide more information.

COMP7420 is a three unit course and is offered subject to sufficient enrolments.


The course is designed to assist the student to see how the course material applies to their world, to compare and select different data mining techniques appropriate to a problem and to understand the implications of those decisions.

Assessment is through:

  • 10% Online quizzes
  • 20% Online Discussion/ In-class participation/ Learning Journal
  • 40% Exam
  • 30% Case studies project

Designer: Tom Worthington FACS HLM, consultant to government and industry.

The course is designed by Tom Worthington, a past President, Fellow and Honorary Life Member of the Australian Computer Society. Tom headed an Australian Government committee which developed electronic document management policy for government agencies.

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