Project Management-Based Design for Online Learning

Project Management-Based Design for Online Learning

Gulsun Kurubacak (Anadolu University, Turkey) and T. Volkan Yuzer (Anadolu University, Turkey)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-4153-2.ch028
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Abstract

Designing an online learning milieu by utilizing project management-based design has different dimensions, such as the responsibility assignment management, implementation management, time management, cost management, procurement management, risk management, quality insurance management, human resources management, and communication management perspectives of online learning design and its models. The main purpose of this chapter is to elucidate the dimensions, components, and characteristics of Project Management-Based Online Learning Design (PMBOLD). This chapter, therefore, focuses on how to design and deliver online learning based on utilizing project management approach. Based on the main purpose of this study, the authors consider on how to plan, organize, secure, and manage resources to bring about the successful completion of online learning goals and objectives. They also discuss online learning design and its models from a progressive and transformative viewpoint of project management-based design. This is vital for distance education designers to examine online learning models how to bring a global and multicultural partnership of faculty, administrators, professionals, teachers, community activists, researchers, and parents as well as understand and challenge the injustices digital societies face.
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Dimensions, Components, And Characteristics Of Project Management-Based Online Learning Design (Pmbold)

The project management based approach brings a unique focus shaped by the goals, resources and schedule of each online learning design project. The value of that focus helps distance workers to establish a flexible, accessible, knowable and egalitarian of online learning design through a project management understanding. PMBOLD, therefore, can strongly focus on how to provide digital citizens with diverse online cultural backgrounds, and also to deal with poor sharing e-resources and inadequate e-facilities as well as underpaid e-labors. This transformation of power sharing can extend beyond any proper justification to the digital citizens themselves. Not only do digital citizens and distance workers become active promoters of the well-being of their online societies, but also they collaborate with those people who improve their skills, knowledge and experiences. In this context, PMBOLD refers to ideas of social justice and liberal distance education applied to a complete online society based on not only giving digital individuals and groups’ fair action, but also sharing the benefits of free online society.

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