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As an online unit provided by Curtin University and Open Universities Australia, Information Design introduces the basic principles of creating retrievable information structures. You will explore topics such as metadata and description, markup languages, hypertext, databases, automatic and derived indexing, document type definitions and schemas, indexing languages and standards, subject analysis and more.
On completion of this unit you will demonstrate an ability to analyse websites, texts and databases and extract relevant information. You will also learn how to formulate this information for use in context, and create applications based on information theory, principle and technology.
This unit is delivered via a range of instructional methods including podcasting and lecture capture, streaming multimedia, web links and discussion boards. Assessments take the form of two assignments and presentation of a learning journal.
Applicants must meet the following criteria to be eligible to enter this program:
The topics you will study will be provided in your unit outline.
This unit is part of a major, minor, stream or specialisation in the following course:
This unit is also an approved elective in the following course:
Content may also be relevant to other courses, and could qualify you for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for a course offered by another institution.
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Storage and retrieval of online data is increasingly central to our day to day lives. A strong working knowledge of information design processes and applications can be a highly desirable skill in a wide range of fields, from technical support to project management and administration.
This unit is part of the Bachelor of Arts (Librarianship and Corporate Information Management) course. This is a professionally accredited qualification that provides graduates with the necessary tools to pursue careers in librarianship, knowledge and information management, archives and records management.
Information Design is also an approved elective for the Bachelor of Arts (Internet Communications) course. This course enables you to pursue career opportunities in a variety of areas including marketing and public relations, online content management, research and analysis, internet policy and regulation, web publishing and more.
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If you are an Australian citizen, you may be eligible to receive a government HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP loan, meaning you can defer payment of your fees.
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This course can be paid for through the HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP government loan schemes. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.
Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).Find out more about government study loans here.
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