INF 2176 Information Management in Organizations:
Models and Platforms

2020 Winter Term Course Schedule

1. Jan 6, 2020. Course Introduction and Overview.

Course overview and introduction to information management and intranets.
Information use in organizations: problems and challenges.

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2. Jan 13, 2020. How Organizations Use Information (1): Sensemaking

Theoretical overview of organizational sensemaking.
Case studies and examples of organizational sensemaking.
Discussion of implications for information management.

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3-4. Jan 20, 27, 2020. How Organizations Use Information (2): Knowledge Creation and Knowledge Sharing

Theoretical overview of types of organizational knowledge. Models of knowledge creation.
Case studies of organizational knowledge creation, sharing, and use.
Discussion of implications for information management.

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Case Studies:

Toolkit:

5. Feb 3, 2020. How Organizations Use Information (3): Decision Making and the Knowing Organization

Theoretical overview of organizational decision making.
Synthesis of sensemaking, knowledge creation, and decision making.
Case studies of organizational knowing.
Discussion of implications for information management.

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6. Feb 10, 2020. Workshop on Website Design.

A workshop on authoring web pages and designing websites.

Guest speaker: Ivan Sestak

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Assignment 1 due on Feb 10, 2020.


Feb 17 Family Day; Feb 18 - 21, 2020 Reading Week: no classes.


7. Feb 24, 2020.

Intranets as Platforms for Information Management

Overview of intranets. Intranets as value-adding information systems situated in an organizational information ecology. Framework for the functional design of intranets.

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8. Mar 2, 2020.

Intranet Design Project Tutorial


9. Mar 9, 2020.

Information Architecture in Intranet Design

Introduction to the principles, processes, and tools that may be used to manage content and to implement navigation systems on the Intranet in order to make information easier to find and use.

Guest speaker: Colin Furness

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10-12. Mar 16, 23, 30. 2020. Student Intranet Project Presentations