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Project Management of Educational Technology Projects

Author(s): Shahron Williams van Rooij (George Mason University, USA), Joi L. Moore (University of Missouri, USA) and Angela D. Benson (The University of Alabama, USA)
Copyright: 2013
Pages: 10
EISBN13: 9781466648326

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Abstract

Technology plays an important role in the delivery of education and training in school and non-school settings. Educational technology projects range from providing electronic whiteboards in K-12 classrooms to implementing campus-wide learning management systems on college campuses to deploying mobile devices for training delivery in non-profit organizations to developing performance improvement interventions for business organizations. These projects are carried out using a variety of tools, methodologies, and process, both formal and informal. In general, these projects can be described using the project management framework. This chapter introduces the project management framework and draws conclusions about its use in education and training from the 18 cases of educational technology projects presented in this book. The cases represent a range of project management approaches, from the generic and foundational to the highly complex and sophisticated.

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