Every year the world is responsible for creating more than 281 million GB of information. This sheer volume of information is overwhelming. Thorough study of the users and the uses of information at the University of Washington iSchool help to answer questions like: how can people be connected with the right information at the right time, how can information be used to help people achieve their full potential, how can we grasp information capacity as a vehicle for positive change? The University of Washington iSchool is a model for other information schools across the globe. This university's iSchool approaches information instruction and scholarship building upon traditional roles that have been filled by information professionals and brings with it a strong emphasis on the new and old technologies that information is delivered. The University takes on important social and technical problems in the information field and has become an important link between the user's information and the designers of information systems.
In practice, the way that this information is positioned will provide a focus on the social issues in Oregon and they should not issues that are related to the ways that people create, store, find, change, and distribute information. Graduates from information schools are skilled in designing, refining, and building information systems. They are familiar with the needs that will drive people to look for information. They find concern in issues like privacy, access, and usability and they understand the complex organizational and social environments in which people who will seek to fill their information needs.
The informatics program brings upon student innovation as they work to evaluate the intersection of human values and technology. They have a passion for analyzing problems as this is reflected in the creativity that they bring to the design and creation of user interfaces, information systems, mobile technologies, and social media. Within this program, students will learn how to design and build information systems that are effective yet easy to use, designed the information architecture that is necessary to store and access caches of information, analyze national and global informational policies, and guarantee the security and integrity of all information systems. This program is more about expanding the possibility of students' future careers by drawing upon things like psychology, sociology, design, and information management. These graduates turn out to be very well-rounded professionals. http://ischool.uw.edu/informatics/prospective/information_architecture?quicktabs_1=0
The master of library and information science program will prepare the professionals to have a strong background in the theory and practice that is necessary to build the libraries and organizations that will stand tomorrow. Students will explore the uses, contexts, individuals that use information they will develop the skills that are needed to play a vital role in any industry that is knowledge intensive. This program offers a college atmosphere among students and faculty, a low student to faculty ratio, and an option to select independent study, research projects, directed fieldwork, and other opportunities to grow with area professionals, and a strong track record for post-graduation employment in corporations, libraries, and nonprofits. Students will complete 63 quarter credit made up of core courses, electives, and a final project. Aside from the strict required courses there is a lot of flexibility regarding the electives so that students can design their own program of study specific to their career goals.
The Master of Science in information management program develops leaders to have the skills necessary to manage information that will meet the needs of organizations of any size or type. This curriculum will build the students foundational skills through the vast expanse that is the information management field, while providing opportunities for specialization in various areas. Those who graduate will have the ethical awareness, analytical capabilities, and leadership skills to contextualize information so that they may successfully find and gather information from multiple sources, and then may model, organize, and analyse information, and use it for decision-making and communication. http://ischool.uw.edu/