Thursday, June 1, 2017

Project Management for Instructional Development

Project Management for Instructional Development

EDUC 768 Project Management for Instructional Development

Online Course 3 semester hours graduate credit
Instructors: Dr. Paul Coverstone or Jane MacKenzie 
Summer: June 26 - August 18, 2017

Who Should Enroll

NOTE: This is the final required course in the sequence for individuals pursuing the Graduate Certificate in Instructional Design.
This course is an approved elective in the Master of Science in Education online degree program. 

What Will You Learn

Course Description: Examination of the initiation, planning, and closure of instructional development projects and practical knowledge on managing project scope, work breakdown structure, schedules, and resources including budgeting. Analysis of instructional development project life cycle.
This course replicates projects in the "real world," and you will complete all work in teams. Your peers will depend on you for timely feedback as you interact via email and the discussion board during team and small work groups to complete assigned tasks. Therefore, students need to login and participate with their group several times each week. 

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
  1. Break down the project management process and relate it to the instructional development process.
  2. Demonstrate an understanding of and application of components of the initiation phase by producing deliverables for the phase.
  3. Assess the value of a Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) and create a WBS.
  4. Develop detailed schedules for instructional development projects.
  5. Select and organize resources necessary for successful project completion.
  6. Plan and apply the steps in project closure.
  7. Adapt project management and instructional design principles to scale single projects to multi-course production models.
Course objectives are aligned with the following standards:
Wisconsin Standards for Teacher Development and Licensure (WI DPI): # 4
International Society for Technology in Education, National Educational Technology Standards (NETS-T) # 3a, 5b
Because this class is asynchronous and open to you 24/7, you may participate from your home or work computer during hours that are best for your work and family schedule.
The class is highly interactive with a significant discussion component. All projects/assignments will be submitted via the course Dropbox and discussion board.


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The School of Education reserves the right to cancel classes that do not meet minimum enrollment requirements.

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