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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - EME6235

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Current Status: Approved by SCNS - 2013-02-01
Campus: Tampa
Submission Type: New
Course Change Information (for course changes only):
Comments: to GC 12/3. For C&I M.Ed. - Sec Ed-IT Conc. Changes. GC approved 12/17/12; to USF Sys 12/17/12; to SCNS 1/8/13. Appd eff 2/1/13. Nmbr 6631 apprd as 6235

  1. Department and Contact Information

    Tracking Number Date & Time Submitted
    2890 2012-07-03
    Department College Budget Account Number
    Secondary Education ED 172400000
    Contact Person Phone Email
    Ann Barron 8139741631

  2. Course Information

    Prefix Number Full Title
    EME 6235 Technology Project Management

    Is the course title variable? N
    Is a permit required for registration? Y
    Are the credit hours variable? N
    Is this course repeatable?
    If repeatable, how many times? 0

    Credit Hours Section Type Grading Option
    3 C - Class Lecture (Primarily) R - Regular
    Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum)
    Technology Project Management
    Course Online? Percentage Online
    B - Face-to-face and online (separate sections) 0




    Course Description

    Introduction to the basic processes of project management for instructional design projects. Students will be introduced to organizational issues, methods of planning, and techniques for managing the business and creative processes.

  3. Justification

    A. Please briefly explain why it is necessary and/or desirable to add this course.

    Needed for program/concentration/certificate change

    B. What is the need or demand for this course? (Indicate if this course is part of a required sequence in the major.) What other programs would this course service?

    The demand is quite high. Many students in Instructional Technology are studying to be instructional designers in industry. This course is very popular and beneficial for them.

    C. Has this course been offered as Selected Topics/Experimental Topics course? If yes, how many times?

    D. What qualifications for training and/or experience are necessary to teach this course? (List minimum qualifications for the instructor.)

    Experience managing technology projects in an industrial, commercial, military, medical, or academic environment.

  4. Other Course Information

    A. Objectives

    The experiences provided in the class will provide “real-world” examples and ask students to apply and expand their academic program of study. The overall purpose of the class is to blend theoretical aspects of project management with pragmatic situations students will face in industry or in academic environments.

    B. Learning Outcomes

    By the end of the course students will have opportunities to:

    1. Understand the role of Project Management in instructional technology and project development

    2. Apply theoretical aspects and approaches to managing technology based projects

    3. Identify major stakeholders and organizational dynamics in a projects life cycle

    4. Identify potential factors that impact successful project management including scope creep, budgeting, team dynamics and working with overseas development vendors

    5. Recognize the importance of evaluating emerging technology in technology project management

    6. Recognize the importance of consulting skills in working with clients and teams to properly manage and guide technology based projects

    7. Apply knowledge and skills to create a formal project planning document

    8. Students will dialogue with experts to acquire real-world insights into project management

    9. Create and manipulate a projects specifics using Microsoft Project ™

    10. Identify the technical requirements of project management using MS Project™

    C. Major Topics

    Topic 1:

    Introduction, Syllabus, Text and Software

    The Role of a Project Manager

    Topic 2:

    Project Initiation and Planning

    Topic 3:

    Identifying and Understanding the Project Scope

    Developing a Work Breakdown Structure

    Topic 4:

    Estimating /Budgeting and Establishing Quality Metrics

    Topic 5:

    Project Planning, Scheduling and Execution

    Topic 6:

    Working with Vendors and Overseas Development Houses

    Topic 7:

    Managing Communication, Leadership Styles and Personality Styles, Assigning People

    Topic 8:

    Review of MS Project Plan and Midterm Assignment

    Topic 9:

    Managing Development Tools

    Topic 10:

    Topic 11:

    Change Orders and Project Tracking

    Topic 12:

    Testing, Deploying & Closing the Project

    Managing Emerging Deliverables

    D. Textbooks

    Project Management for Mere Mortals

    Claudia M Baca.


    ISBN-13: 978-0-321-42345-0

    E. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases

    MS Project is suggested (not required), Microsoft office suite and computer with fast, reliable Internet access

    F. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy

    Attendance/Discussion Board /Assignments 16%

    Quizzes (20 pts x 2) 4%

    Communications/Presentation 10%

    Mid-Term Project 30%

    Presentations 10%

    Final Project Plan 30%

    G. Assignments, Exams and Tests

    Attendance/Discussion Board /Assignments 16%

    Quizzes (20 pts x 2) 4%

    Communications/Presentation 10%

    Mid-Term Project 30%

    Presentations 10%

    Final Project Plan 30%

    H. Attendance Policy

    Course Attendance at First Class Meeting – Policy for Graduate Students: For structured courses, 6000 and above, the College/Campus Dean will set the first-day class attendance requirement. Check with the College for specific information. This policy is not applicable to courses in the following categories: Educational Outreach, Open University (TV), FEEDS Program, Community Experiential Learning (CEL), Cooperative Education Training, and courses that do not have regularly scheduled meeting days/times (such as, directed reading/research or study, individual research, thesis, dissertation, internship, practica, etc.). Students are responsible for dropping undesired courses in these categories by the 5th day of classes to avoid fee liability and academic penalty. (See USF Regulation – Registration - 4.0101,

    Attendance Policy for the Observance of Religious Days by Students: In accordance with Sections 1006.53 and 1001.74(10)(g) Florida Statutes and Board of Governors Regulation 6C-6.0115, the University of South Florida (University/USF) has established the following policy regarding religious observances: (

    In the event of an emergency, it may be necessary for USF to suspend normal operations. During this time, USF may opt to continue delivery of instruction through methods that include but are not limited to: Blackboard, Elluminate, Skype, and email messaging and/or an alternate schedule. It’s the responsibility of the student to monitor Blackboard site for each class for course specific communication, and the main USF, College, and department websites, emails, and MoBull messages for important general information.

    I. Policy on Make-up Work

    o incomplete grades will be awarded without extenuating, documented circumstances, such as death in the family or extended illness. If you request an Incomplete you will be assigned the grade that you have currently earned, which will be updated when you complete the requirements of the course. If you do not update this grade within the specified time period, you will automatically be assigned this grade. If you believe that there is a possibility that you may not be able to complete the requirements and your current grade is not acceptable, then you should officially withdraw from the course.

    J. Program This Course Supports

    Instructional Technology

  5. Course Concurrence Information

    Ph.D. in Second Language Acquisition/Instructional Technology - elective

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