Information Design - 2016

Unit summary

LIM225

  • Level of Study: Undergraduate Level 2
  • Study load: 0.125 EFTSL
  • Delivery method: Fully Online
  • Prerequisites: Yes
  • Duration: 13 weeks
  • Government loans available: FEE-HELP, HECS-HELP
  • Availability for 2016: SP1 , SP3
  • Availability for 2017: SP1 , SP3
  • Assessment: Assignment 1 - Learning Journal (25%) , Assignment 2 - Metadata creation & indexing (40%) - Learn more

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2016 Fees
AUD$
Domestic 782.00
HECS 782.00
International 1,032.00

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. analyse websites, databases and texts
  2. extract relevant information and formulate for use in context
  3. create applications based on information theory, principle and technology
  4. use international standards to produce information products.
  • Assignment 1 — Learning Journal (25%)
  • Assignment 2 — Metadata creation & indexing (40%)
  • Journal — Facet analysis & thesaurus (35%)

Mandatory co-requisites

You must either have successfully completed the following unit(s) before starting this unit, or currently be enrolled in the following unit(s); or enrol in the following unit(s) to study at the same time or prior to this unit:

If you have completed equivalent study at another university, please contact a Student Advisor for advice.

  • Broadband access — You need to have access to a PC which allows you administrative privileges. This unit uses software which will only run in a Windows environment with access to Microsoft WORD.

This unit addresses the following topics.

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1Students will be provided with a list of topics in their unit outline.

This unit is delivered using the following methods and materials:

Instructional Methods

  • Discussion Forum/Discussion Board
  • Podcasting/Lecture capture
  • Streaming Multimedia
  • Web links

This unit is part of a major, minor, stream or specialisation in the following courses:

This unit is an approved elective 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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