The Proceedings of the Information Systems Education Conference 2004: §3134
|Sat, Nov 6, 9:00 - 9:25, Commodore Perry Paper (refereed)
|Recommended Citation: Subramanian, R. Practicing What We Preach: Experiences in Teaching IT Project Management in 30 Days. In The Proceedings of the Information Systems Education Conference 2004, v 21 (Newport): §3134. ISSN: 1542-7382.
Practicing What We Preach: Experiences in Teaching IT Project Management in 30 Days
This paper discusses in detail the experience of the author in teaching an online graduate course in IT project management. This was the first time that the author had taught this course in the online format. One of the main constraints was that the course was restricted to a duration of 30 days. The author used a "project management approach" to designing, developing and delivering the course. In doing so, the author closely followed most project management principles, but ignored some others due to various reasons. The author explains why this was done, and the consequences of not following all the project management principles in the process of preparing and delivering the course. The paper provides the details of the course, as well as "what went wrong" and "what went right" with the course. Detailed reflections of the author as he went through the various stages of the process are given. The paper concludes with lessons learned from this exercise, which could prove to be beneficial to academics who are contemplating offering a course in IT Project Management in an online format.
Keywords: project management, pedagogy, online course delivery, teaching experience, course preparation, teaching experiences
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