PROJECT MANAGEMENT LEARNING IN A COLLABORATIVE DISTANT LEARNING CONTEXT - An Actual On-going Experience

Enrique Crespo, Fernando Alba-Elías, Ana González-Marcos, Joaquín Ordieres-Meré, Manuel Castejón-Limas

Abstract

The goal of this paper is to show the results of an on-going experience on teaching project management to grade students by following a development scheme of management related competencies on an individual basis. In order to achieve that goal, the students are organized in teams that must solve a problem and manage the development of a feasible solution to satisfy the needs of a client. The innovative component advocated in this paper is the formal introduction of negotiating and virtual team management aspects, as different teams from different universities at different locations and comprising students with different backgrounds must collaborate and compete amongst them. The different learning aspects are identified and the improvement levels are reflected in a rubric that has been designed ad hoc for this experience. Finally, the effort frameworks for the student and instructor have been established according to the requirements of the Bologna paradigms. This experience is developed through a software-based support system allowing blended learning for the theoretical and individual’s work aspects, blogs, wikis, etc., as well as project management tools based on WWW that allow the monitoring of not only the expected deliverables and the achievement of the goals but also the progress made on learning as established in the defined rubric.

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@conference{csedu11,
author={Enrique Crespo and Fernando Alba-Elías and Ana González-Marcos and Joaquín Ordieres-Meré and Manuel Castejón-Limas},
title={PROJECT MANAGEMENT LEARNING IN A COLLABORATIVE DISTANT LEARNING CONTEXT - An Actual On-going Experience},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 2: CSEDU,},
year={2011},
pages={105-110},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0003336701050110},
isbn={978-989-8425-50-8},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 2: CSEDU,
TI - PROJECT MANAGEMENT LEARNING IN A COLLABORATIVE DISTANT LEARNING CONTEXT - An Actual On-going Experience
SN - 978-989-8425-50-8
AU - Crespo E.
AU - Alba-Elías F.
AU - González-Marcos A.
AU - Ordieres-Meré J.
AU - Castejón-Limas M.
PY - 2011
SP - 105
EP - 110
DO - 10.5220/0003336701050110


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Crespo E., Alba-Elías F., González-Marcos A., Ordieres-Meré J. and Castejón-Limas M. (2011). PROJECT MANAGEMENT LEARNING IN A COLLABORATIVE DISTANT LEARNING CONTEXT - An Actual On-going Experience . In Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 2: CSEDU, ISBN 978-989-8425-50-8, pages 105-110. DOI: 10.5220/0003336701050110