Information Design - 2016

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Unit summary

INFM110

  • Level of Study: Postgraduate
  • Study load: 0.125 EFTSL
  • Delivery method: Fully Online
  • Prerequisites: No
  • Duration: 13 weeks
  • Government loans available: FEE-HELP
  • Availability for 2016: SP1 , SP3
  • Availability for 2017: SP1 , SP3
  • Assessment: Assignment 1 - Learning journal (25%) , Assignment 2 - Investigation (35%) - Learn more

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2016 Fees
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Domestic 2,450.00
International 2,700.00

Basic principles involved in structuring information objects and creating the metadata which makes them retrievable. Topics include information structures, hypertext, markup languages, databases, automatic and derived indexing, metadata and description, document type definitions and schemas, indexing languages and standards and subject analysis.

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At the completion of this unit students will be able to:

  1. demonstrate an understanding of indexing tools and practice
  2. create metadata records for a range of information objects
  3. apply international standards to produce bibliographic information
  4. research and contextualise technological applications against the theoretical framework in information organisation and retrieval.
  • Assignment 1 — Learning journal (25%)
  • Assignment 2 — Investigation (35%)
  • Exercises (40%)

There are no prerequisites for this unit.

  • Broadband access
  • Other special requirement — Administrative access to computing facilities, including reliable access to the Internet and to a PC computer which runs Windows (including Word).

In order to enrol in this unit, you must be accepted into one of the following courses:

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This unit addresses the following topics.

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1A week-by-week guide to the topics you will explore in this unit will be provided in your study materials.

This unit is delivered using the following methods and materials:

Instructional Methods

  • Discussion Forum/Discussion Board
  • Podcasting/Lecture capture
  • Standard Media
  • Web links

This unit is a core requirement in the following courses:

This unit may be eligible for credit towards other courses:

  1. Many undergraduate courses on offer through OUA include 'open elective' where any OUA unit can be credited to the course. You need to check the Award Requirements on the course page for the number of allowed open electives and any level limitations.
  2. In other cases, the content of this unit might be relevant to a course on offer through OUA or elsewhere. In order to receive credit for this unit in the course you will need to supply the provider institution with a copy of the Unit Profile in the approved format, which you can download here. Note that the Unit Profile is set at the start of the year, and if textbooks change this may not match the Co-Op textbook list.
This unit does not have a prescribed textbook(s).

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