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 DATE
 ACTIVITIES
(subject to change)
 READINGS 
(other readings may be assigned)
Class 1
13 Jan.
Course Introduction:
  • Pre-Course Assessment 
  • Overview of Course Syllabus 
  • Course Web Site 
  • Assigned Tasks 
  • Participant Introductions 
  • Mentors
  • "Introduction to Project Management" Presentation
Chapters 1 and 2 - Project Managing E-Learning by Bill Shackleford

Article - E-Learning Competencies by Ethan S. Sanders

Article - How to Manage the E-Learning Development Team by John M. Ivancevich, Thomas N. Duening, and Robert Konopaske


20 Jan.

No Class Meeting

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Remember! Celebrate! Act!
A Day On . . . Not A Day Off
Class 2
27 Jan.
It's all about projects:
  • Review Requirements of Tasks 1- 4  
  • Guest Mentor: Kristie Postero, IBM 
  • Project Management Exercise 
  • Readings Discussion 
Chapters 3 and 4 - Project Managing E-Learning by Bill Shackleford

Online Presentation - Tools and Technologies: A Manager's Guide by William Horton

Article - The Wow Project by Tom Peters

Class 3
3 Feb.
Project planning:
  • Task Status Reports
  • Online Discussion 
Chapter 5 - Project Managing E-Learning by Bill Shackleford

Article - How to make realistic estimates and developmental approaches for e-learning programs by Christina Sevilla and Timothy Wells

Article - The Art of Multitasking by Alison Overholt 

Class 4
10 Feb.
Project Planning:
  • Guest Mentor: Mary Mauldin, MUSC
  • Mini-Lesson Schedule
  • Project Management Exercise 
  • Readings Discussion 
Draft of Task 1 Due - PM Plan
Chapters 6 and 7 - Project Managing E-Learning by Bill Shackleford

Article - Internet applications for PM communications article

Article - Journaling as a PM tool article
 

Class 5
17 Feb.
Project Planning:
  • Task Status Reports
  • Online Discussion 
Chapter 8 - Project Managing E-Learning by Bill Shackleford

Article - 18 Ways to Take Charge - Fast

Article - 25 Rules for Leaders

Class 6
24 Feb.
Managing:
  • Guest Mentor: Daurice Grossniklaus, CDC
  • Mini-Lessons - Miranda 
  • Project Management Exercise 
  • Readings Discussion 
Chapters 9 and 10 - Project Managing E-Learning by Bill Shackleford

Article - Check under the hood: Evaluating e-learning developers by Lori Mortimer

Article - Managing the e in e-learning by Eli Munzer

Class 7
3 Mar.
Managing:
    • Guest Mentor: Mike Buoy, outstart.com
    • Mini-Lessons - Thomas, Greg
    • Project Management Exercise 
    • Readings Discussion 

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  • Task 1 Due - Project Management Plan
Chapter 11- Project Managing E-Learning by Bill Shackleford

Article - E-learning, online learning, web-based learning, or distance learning: Unveiling the ambiguity in current terminology by Susanna Tsai and Paulo Machado

Article - Exploding the e-Learning Myth: Next-Generation, Web-Based Training Is Here Today -- and It Delivers the "Wow" Experience

Class 8
10 Mar.
Reviewing:
  • Guest Mentor(s): Bryan Eldridge & Tommy Murray
  • Field Trip: Sunset Learning

  • Directions
Chapter 12 - Project Managing E-Learning by Bill Shackleford

Article - Basics of CMS Implementation
by Ed Mayberry

Article - Bankruptcy-Proof Your E-Learning Project by Darin Hartley

17 Mar.
    Spring Break
Have fun!
Class 9
24 Mar.
Interviewing Prospective Employees
  • Guest Mentor: Nancy Gathany, CDC
  • Mini-Lesson - Chun-Min
  • Project Management Exercise
  • Readings Discussion 
Article - Ace the Interview! by Leanne Eline

Article - Guidelines for Buying E-Learning Services by Susan Guest and Jennifer Juday

Class 10
31 Mar.
Risk Management & Cross Cultural Communications
  • Guest Mentor: Nadine Sunderland, CDC 
  • Mini-Lessons - Christa & Arthur
  • Project Management Exercise
  • Readings Discussion 
Article - Taking Inventory by Margaret Driscoll 

Article - E-learning Cultures Around the World by Nick van Dam and Eileen Rogers

Class 11
7 Apr.
E-Learning in the Real World
  • Online Mini-Lessons
  • Online Discussion 
Mini-Lessons
 
  • Preparing a RFP by Nina
  • SCORM by Anita
  • XML by Myung Hwa
  • Database in E-Learning by Sangmin
  • Class 12
    14 Apr.
    Time Management 
    • Guest Mentor: Chris Ansellum, outstart.com
    • Mini-Lessons - Julie & Beth
    • Online Mini-Lessons
    • Project Management Exercise

    • Readings Discussion
    Mini-Lessons
     
  • Time Management by Mistye
  • Total Quality Management by Akecia
  • Working with Difficult People by Sarah
  • Knowledge Management by Ting
  • Class 13
    21 Apr.
    The Realities of Training Online
    • Guest Mentors: Mike Law, Home Depot & Bryan Carter, Learning@Play
    • Mini-Lessons - Beate & Dede 
    • Project Management Exercise
    • Readings Discussion
    Mini-Lessons
     
  • Creating a Positive Work Environment by Kim
  • Money Management by Hsiao-Hui
  • Microsoft Project by Reena
  • Diversity by Kevin

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    Class 14
    28 Apr.
    LMS & LCMS
    • Task Status Reports
    • Online Mini-Lessons
    • Online Discussion 
    Article - Learning Management Systems and Learning Content Management Systems Demystified 

    Article - Scenario-Based E-Learning Model: A CDC Case Study by Nancy Gathany and Jeanette Stehr-Green

    Class 15
    5 May
    A Celebration of Learning
    • Online Mini-Lessons
    • Meeting at Professor Reeves Home
    • Last date for handing in assignments is: Wednesday, May 6, 2003, at 5:00 PM

    Enjoy the summer!