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INSDSG Project Management for Instructional Designers

INSDSG Project Management for Instructional Designers

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This is a proposed syllabus for a Project Management course for instructional designers (hence the "Draft" watermark).
This is a proposed syllabus for a Project Management course for instructional designers (hence the "Draft" watermark).

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INSDSG-697
Project Management Syllabus
Spring2013
Updated: June, 26 2012 Page 1
This Project Management Course Syllabus byApostolos Koutropoulosis licensed under aCreative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.
University of Massachusetts BostonUniversity CollegeInstructional Design Graduate Program
 
Instructor Information
Apostolos Koutropoulos, MBA, MSIT, MEd, MA, CTSEmail: a.koutropoulos@umb.edu 
(Preferred)
 Phone (W): insert herePhone (M): insert hereOffice Hours: By Appointment 
Note:
Throughout the semester, I will communicate with you via your UMB email account. Please reviewthe following website for a job aid that will assist you in forwarding your UMB email account to yourpersonal account if you prefer:http://howto.wikispaces.umb.edu/Forward+Student+UMB+Email+to+Personal+Account 
 
Course Information
Course Title:
Introduction to Project Management
Prerequisites:
INSDSG 601 - or - permission of the instructor
PrerequisiteSkills:
A basic understanding of course design and learner environments.
CourseDescription:
Project Management skills are a requirement for every freelance and senior levelinstructional designer. This course introduces learners to the concepts and techniques of Project Management that would be useful when leading, or directing, learning interventionprojects.
TechnicalRequirements:
Students ought to have access to the Internet, a web-browser capable of running theBlackboard Learning Management System, and Java. In addition, learners will be asked touse project management software, of their choice, to complete certain aspects of thecourse.
RequiredText(s):
 
 
Shwalbe, K. (2009). Information Technology Project Management. Cengage Learning.[Amazon Book Link] 
 
INSDSG-697
Project Management Syllabus
Spring2013
Updated: June, 26 2012 Page 2
This Project Management Course Syllabus byApostolos Koutropoulosis licensed under aCreative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.
 
Woodill, D. & Pasian, B. (2009). Plan to Learn: Case Studies in eLearning ProjectManagement. CeLEA | ACEeL[Free Book Link] 
OtherReading:
 
 
Journal Articles as Assigned
 
RecommendedTexts
 
Publication Manual of APA
. Sixth Edition.
 
Dick, W., Carey, L, Carey, J.O. (2009) The Syste
 
matic Design of Instruction. Pearson.
CourseObjectives:
Upon completion of the course, students should be able to:1.
 
Demonstrate an understanding of the PMBOK (project management body of knowledge) by explaining, comparing and contrasting key dimensions of theframework;2.
 
Evaluate alternative strategies to meet the Stakeholders' demandsDiscuss emerging trends, concepts, and key issues in Project Management;3.
 
Analyze a project plan, or a description of a completed project, for best practicesand lessons learned;4.
 
Demonstrate elementary proficiency in a project management package, such as
Microsoft Project 
,
Omni Plan
, or
OpenProj 
;5.
 
Create a project proposal for an instructional design project that demonstrates masteryof PM concepts including (but not limited to):a.
 
The ability to write accurate, measurable project requirements;b.
 
Decision-making techniques for project work breakdown structures.Generation of appropriate project components such as activities, diagrams,computations ;c.
 
Communication of project details to various levels of management;d.
 
Discussion of the effect of project delays and constraints on project durationand cost.
CoreCompetencies:
The objectives for this course focus on the following (IBSTPI) core competencies:1.
Professional Foundations
 a)
 
Communicate effectively in visual, oral and written form.b)
 
Update and Improve One’s Knowledge, Skills and Attitudes Pertaining to Instructio
nalDesign and Related Fields.c)
 
Apply fundamental research skills to instructional design projects.d)
 
Identify and Resolve Ethical and Legal Implications of Design in the Work place.2.
Planning & Analysis
 
 
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Project Management Syllabus
Spring2013
Updated: June, 26 2012 Page 3
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Conducts a needs assessment.b)
 
Select and Use a Variety of Techniques for Determining Instructional Content.c)
 
Identify and Describe Target Population Characteristics.d)
 
Analyze the Characteristics of the Environment.e)
 
Analyze the Characteristics of Existing and Emerging Technologies and their Use in anInstructional Environment.f)
 
Reflect Upon the Elements of a Situation before Finalizing Design Solutions andStrategies.
3. Implementation & Management
a)
 
Plan and Manage Instructional Design Projec
 
ts.b)
 
Promote Collaboration, Partnerships and Relationships among the Participants in aDesign Project.c)
 
Apply Business Skills to Managing Instructional Design.d)
 
Provide for the Effective Implementation of Instructional Products and Programs.
RequiredAssignments:
 
Participation
 This is a seminar course, implying active engagement in discussions and other classactivities. Participation includes completing pre-class readings, online exercises, andparticipating substantively in online discussions. You should expect to participate in one ormore online discussions focused on applying concepts derived from the weekly topic. Theagenda for each class session will clearly identify required activities for a given week.Participating in weekly discussion on the class discussion board includes both responding tothe posed discussion questions in a substantive way and commenting on the responses of other participants. Again, this participation is not graded, but is required to receive creditfor being
“in class” that week. Each week you will need to make one original post, andrespond to at least two of your classmates’ postings.
 
Team Contract 
 Before you are allowed to work as a team on your semester project, you will be required towork on, and have a team contract approved before you begin your collaborativecoursework. The team contract will ensure that every team member is on the same page,work responsibilities are delineated and mechanisms for remedies for issues that arise arein place. It is good practice, before any teamwork begins, to have the ground rules set, thelines of communication defined, and remedies or corrective mechanisms in place.
Case Analyses
 Throughout the semester there will be various Case Analyses available. Each team isresponsible for completing selecting one case to analyze. Each team will have 3deliverables for the case that they work on:
 
One
case analysis
report 
. This case analysis will be submitted to the instructor forgrading. If you cite information you need to use proper APA style.
 
One quick (10 minute) streaming presentation that serves as an executivesummary of your report. This streaming video will be posted on Blackboard foryour classmates to see. This presentation will serve as a way to get discussion

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