ERIC Number: EJ831792
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Mar
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Developing Instructional Technology Products Using Effective Project Management Practices
Allen, Stephanie; Hardin, Paul C.
Journal of Computing in Higher Education, v19 n2 p72-97 Mar 2008
Delivering a successful instructional technology (IT) product depends on more than just having an extremely creative instructional solution or following an instructional systems design (ISD) model. Proper planning, direction, and execution of the project are require, as well. We present a model of management that encompasses the ISD process. Five general phases of the project life cycle are presented and their relationship to the ISD process explained. We discuss how to effectively organize the work of instructional design projects in preparation for design, development, and deploying of the finished work. We also present a process for evaluating the risks or success factors of the project and how to manage changes throughout the project that may threaten the project's success. Additionally, this article examines how to manage the scope, schedule, costs, and human resources associated with instructional design projects. We explain and provide examples of communications plans, checklists, analysis matrices, and other practical tools that are of help to the designer/manager.
Descriptors: Instructional Design, Instructional Systems, Information Technology, Educational Technology, Models, Higher Education
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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