Cases on Educational Technology Planning, Design, and Implementation: A Project Management Perspective

Cases on Educational Technology Planning, Design, and Implementation: A Project Management Perspective

Angela D. Benson (University of Alabama, USA), Joi L. Moore (University of Missouri, USA) and Shahron Williams van Rooij (George Mason University, USA)
Indexed In: SCOPUS
Release Date: June, 2013|Copyright: © 2013 |Pages: 435|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-4237-9
ISBN13: 9781466642379|ISBN10: 1466642378|EISBN13: 9781466642386


Whether utilizing electronic tools for K-12 classrooms, learning management systems in higher education institutions, or training and performance improvement for business organizations, technology maintains an important aspect in the delivery of education and training in both school and non-school settings.

Cases on Educational Technology Planning, Design, and Implementation: A Project Management Perspective provides strategies for addressing the challenges and pitfalls faced when planning, designing, and implementing learning and educational technology projects. The case studies in this publication aim to provide instructors, practitioners in K-12 and higher education, business managers as well as students interested in implementing education technology projects.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Campus-Wide Technology Implementation
  • Classroom Level Implementation
  • Department Management
  • Educational Technology in Government Settings
  • Learning and Educational Technology Projects
  • Program Level Technology Implementation
  • Project Management

Reviews and Testimonials

Specialists in instructional design and related areas of education and technology present 18 case studies of educational technology projects conducted in elementary and secondary schools, higher education, healthcare, business, government, and military settings throughout the anglophone world. They use a project management framework, though the projects themselves vary widely in the degree to which formal project management processes and tools were used. Among the topics are producing learning resources for studying information technology with limited project management capacity, project management methods for implementing an online faculty development course, an integrated management approach in a higher education technology support unit, a blended learning approach to refresher training in clinical psychology supervision, and implementing simulators to facilitate learning for initial entry soldiers.

– Annotation ©2013 Book News Inc. Portland, OR

Cases on Educational Technology Planning, Design, and Implementation: A Project Management Perspective is a highly recommendable book that is well-organized, and well-written, and well-integrated. It illustrates the wide range of applications of educational technologies in a way that will inform readers, instructors, students, educators and researchers in scanning the comprehensive spectrum of current trends and investigating ways to improve education quality. The cases, terms and notions covered are described in simple and comprehensible language, using grounded and intelligible examples. In this context, it is only logical to conclude that this book will be of particular interest and utility to a wide range of readers.

– Chia-Wen Tsai, Pei-Di Shen, and Yi-Chun Chiang (Ming Chuan University, Taiwan)

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Angela D. Benson is an Associate Professor of Instructional Technology at The University of Alabama. Her research addresses the influence of educational technology on individuals and organizations. She has given numerous conference presentations and published several academic articles and book chapters on the topic of distance and online learning. She is the co-editor of International Perspectives of Distance Education in Higher Education (2012) and Research on Course Management Systems in Higher Education (2014). Dr. Benson has designed and taught a variety of traditional and distance courses. Her professional experience includes thirteen years as a systems engineer in the telecommunications industry. She holds undergraduate degrees in Math and Industrial Engineering, master's degrees in Operations Research and Human Resource Development, and a doctorate in Instructional Technology.
Joi L. Moore received her B.S. degree in Computer Science and M.S. degree in Management from North Carolina State University, both focusing on a minor in Management Information Systems. She earned her Ph.D. in Instructional Technology from the University of Georgia – with a cognate area of Management Information Systems. She serves as the Associate Division Director in the School of Information Science & Learning Technologies and a Core Faculty member in the Informatics Institute at the University of Missouri. Dr. Moore's current research agenda is the application of appropriate design and evaluation principles for technology environments that support learning and/or effectively improve a desired performance. Additional areas of research include analyzing information architecture and pedagogical usability in distance learning environments; designing performance-centered applications; and Human Computer Interaction. She is specifically interested in designing tools that support the cultural norms of African American youth.
Shahron Williams van Rooij is an Associate Professor in the Instructional Design and Technology program at George Mason University. Her research interests include project management, open source software, e-learning and workplace learning. Dr. Williams van Rooij received her Ph.D. in Instructional Technology with a minor in Software Information Systems from George Mason University in 2007. She also has a doctorate in Quantitative Methods from the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, a Masters in Political Science from the American University of Beirut, and a Bachelors degree in Romance Languages from City College New York. Further, she holds the Project Management Professional (PMP®) credential from the Project Management Institute, Inc., and the Certified Distance Education Professional (C.D.E.P.) credential from Texas A&M University. Prior to joining Mason, Dr. Williams van Rooij worked in the corporate sector for over 20 years.