Empowering People and Communities

LIS601

This online course examines core professional-level techniques used by information professionals to support and empower information seekers in physical and virtual settings.

  •  
    Level
    6
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    Credits
    20
  •  
    EFTs
    0.1667
  • Delivery type
    2019
    Trimester 2 & 3 2019 Online only
  • Workload

    Allow 10-12 hours study time per week for each 20 credit course. 

  • Cost
    2019
    NZ students $730 + $60 annual administration fee
    International students $1,840 + $60 annual administration fee
  • Intakes
    2019
    Trimester 2 enrol by 23 Jun 2019 to start 1 Jul 2019
    Trimester 3 enrol by 20 Oct 2019 to start 28 Oct 2019
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    Prerequisites Check entry and other requirements under the qualification you are studying

You will gain an understanding of key information behaviour theories, and will explore the interview process, advanced search skills, and specific techniques to support diverse groups of information seekers including Māori and Pasifika.

This online course will also examine how to design and deliver training and teaching programmes, and how to facilitate learning through supporting the development of multiple literacies.

Students who successfully complete this online course will be able to

  • Interpret information behaviour theory and practices, including information seeking by particular user groups including Māori and Pasifika.
  • Apply information facilitation skills and interview techniques to determine the information needs of individuals in a range of information service contexts.
  • Develop advanced search techniques to perform specialist and comprehensive information retrieval, using physical and digital tools.
  • Plan, deliver and evaluate a training or teaching programme in an information service context.
  • Support the development of multiple literacies through facilitating the creation of new knowledge and skills.

Assessment

This course is 100% internally assessed

Textbooks

No textbooks are required for this course

Other requirements

Your course is delivered 100% online. To complete this course you will need access to a computer or device, broadband internet and a data plan able to support online learning such as streaming of videos (including YouTube), downloading content and submitting online assessments. If you are unsure if your current computer/device or internet access allows you to complete your online learning with us, please contact us before applying to enrol. 

How to enrol

Before enrolling in this course you need to:

  • choose the qualification you will study the course under
  • check the order that courses in the qualification should be studied in the Qualification Structure table. This is in the Choose courses and apply tab on the qualification page.

Lecturer / Tutor

You can do this course as part of these qualifications:

Certificate
Bachelor's Degree
  •  
    Level
    6
  •  
    Credits
    20
  •  
    EFTs
    0.1667
  • Delivery type
    2019
    Trimester 2 & 3 2019 Online only
  • Workload

    Allow 10-12 hours study time per week for each 20 credit course. 

  • Cost
    2019
    NZ students $730 + $60 annual administration fee
    International students $1,840 + $60 annual administration fee
  • Intakes
    2019
    Trimester 2 enrol by 23 Jun 2019 to start 1 Jul 2019
    Trimester 3 enrol by 20 Oct 2019 to start 28 Oct 2019
  •  
    Prerequisites Check entry and other requirements under the qualification you are studying