Web-based Information Science Education (WISE) is a unique opportunity for students to take online elective Library and Information Science accredited courses from other universities. Students have the opportunity to access digital learning courses through WISE member schools who have met the quality bar in online education. As such, students may access courses from a wider base of faculty and research than may be normally available within their home school. WISE students have the ability to select from a wide array of courses, regardless of their location, and take courses with faculty who are highly regarded in their area of expertise. WISE students pay tuition at their home school at their regular credit hour rate.

There is one membership level for the program which is $4,500 annually and is billed in January each year.

New membership requests are reviewed on a rolling basis. To apply, send an email to support@wiseeducation.org and include the syllabi of courses you are interested in offering for the upcoming semester. Courses will be reviewed for learning outcomes, course content, and presentation. We do ask for access to one course for our review.

WISE courses are ever changing based on courses offered and availability. In Spring 2020, the following courses were offered:

• Introduction to Text Mining
• Introduction to Information Analytics
• Introduction to Metadata Architectures and Applications
• Digital Libraries: Principles and Applications
• Introduction to Digital Curation
• Information Assurance
• Storytelling for Information Professionals
• Copyright for Information Professionals
• Library Services to Diverse and Special Populations
• Information Literacy and Library Instruction
• International and Comparative Librarianship
• Knowledge Management
• Metadata for Information Organization and Retrieval II
• Introduction to Information Architecture and Interaction Design for the Web
• Digital Tools, Trends, and Databases
• Cataloging and Classification
• Electronic Resource Management and Licensing
• Museum Informatics
• Theological Librarianship
• Advanced Bibliographic Metadata
• Resources and Information Services in Professions and Disciplines: Legal Resources
• Information Technology Tools and Applications: Information Visualization
• Seminar in Services to Children and Young Adults: Intellectual Freedom and Youth
• Seminar in Library Management: Political Advocacy
• Seminar in Information Science: User Experience
• Seminar in Archives and Records Management: Encoded Archival Descriptions
• Planning and Delivery Young Adult Services in the Public Library
• Games in Libraries
• Seminar in Contemporary Issues: Indigenous Librarianship
• Seminar in Library Management: Project Management
• Resources and Information Services in Professional Disciplines: Maps and GS
• Seminar in Library Management: Change Management