“The School of Information Studies (iSchool) at Syracuse University, and the School of Continuing and Professional Studies at the University of Virginia (UVA) have signed an agreement to offer transfer credit for graduates of UVA’s Certificate in Cybersecurity Management program into the iSchool’s Master of Science in Information Management program. The agreement, signed earlier this week in Virginia, “will leverage the faculty resources of two highly respected education institutions to prepare professionals to address today’s complex cybersecurity issues,” explained Susan Corieri, Assistant Dean for Enrollment Management and Special Academic Program Initiatives at the iSchool.” (via Syracuse University)
“Aspiring data scientists have a new opportunity opening up to them as the UC Berkeley School of Information launches the country’s first fully online Master of Information and Data Science (MIDS) degree program. “This new degree program is in response to a dramatically growing need for professionals who can organize, analyze and interpret the deluge of often messy and unorganized data available from the web, sensor networks, mobile devices and elsewhere,” said AnnaLee Saxenian, dean of the I School.” (via Berkeley School of Information)
From Ariadne – “Noa Aharony asks whether library and information science schools in the United States are underestimating the opportunities offered by Web 2.0 applications.”
On Library School – “In library school, commentator Jennie Kiffmeyer learned all about the Dewey Decimal system, database design, and storytelling. But as she was to realize on the job as a school librarian in suburban Washington, that knowledge didn’t amount to a handful of jellybeans. Here is her list of ten things they don’t teach you in library school.”
For those that assign a blog as a requirement for a course, do you give the students the option to not have the blog publicly available for all to read? If not, do you tell them how to set it up so that it isn’t?
Does this question make sense? Sorry, I’m running on very little sleep these days. Thank goodness for energy drinks!