E-Learning Project Management Workshop Resources

Resources for the Planning and Project Managing an E-Learning Project Workshop.    


Project Managing E-Learning (ASTD E-Learning Series) >

Launching and managing a successful e-learning project is much easier when you use the proven steps and strategies in this practical guide. This guide focuses on project management issues that can bring an e-learning project to a halt. Includes hands-on exercises and worksheets.   Bill uses his years of IT project management experience to provide readers with solid skills and know-how to better manage risk, deadlines, roles, client satisfaction, and learning.

Bill is an authority on IT project management, presenting at conferences, workshops, and seminars throughout North America and abroad. He served as editor of Best Practices in IT Leadership, and teaches online in Keller Graduate School of Management’s Project Management MBA Program.

The website for this book, http://www.projectmanagingelearning.com, allows you to download the templates and forms from the book as well as an article on 18 Reasons E-Learning Projects Fail

The One-Page Project Manager: Communicate and Manage Any Project With a Single Sheet of Paper

The One Page Project Manager gives you a template to manage the timeline, resource and financial aspects of your projects on a single sheet of paper.  This allows you to quickly communicate these essential details to management, team members, customers and stakeholders.  

The templates from this book can be downloaded at https://www.oppmi.com/

The Fast Forward MBA in Project Management (Portable Mba Series)

A great general reference book for Project Management.   We use it in our standard project management class.  There is a strong use of graphics with tables, charts cross-heads, and bullet points. Important passages are flagged in bold and/or emblazoned with the words key concept. When you read it, you realize that there is nothing magical about project management, just the application of careful common sense. The book covers all the basic stuff like planning, time-tabling, quantity and price estimation, resource allocation, and scheduling. But it also acknowledges that there is inevitably a political dimension to every project, no matter how small. So it has important sections on how to ensure that all the stakeholders in the project are kept “on board” and the importance of communication.. 



Web Resources

Many Projects, Many Hats – How Bloomington Hospital implemented Project Management best practices for its core project teams

Early Warning Signs of IT Project Failure

Project Management and E-Learning: MORE is Worse

Turning IT Project Failure into IT Project Success




Sanjay Nasta is the CEO of MicroAssist. MicroAssist is passionate about creating effective training and e-learning.

Resources from Sizzle & Substance: Creating Brain-Friendly Presentations

Presentation screenshotLast week, DIR and E-Learning Council held a webinar on engaging the online learner with powerful and effective presentations. Jeff Hurt of Velvet Chainsaw Consulting shared his expertise during the webinar, and is sharing his resources with you now. Log in and download his presentation below!

Check out Jeff’s blog for more insight from Jeff and Velvet Chainsaw. 

A recording of today’s webinar is free and available for 30 days.

Visual Thinking Workshops at MicroAssist

MicroAssist is excited to welcome back Allison Crow of Crow Hill Conversations to our classroom! Her workshops at E-Learning Symposium were so popular that we’ve opened another session August 3rd! The morning will cover the basics of Visual Thinking, and the afternoon will delve deeper into involved learning and push and pull visual thinking methods. Both sessions will be held at MicroAssist – the first from 8:30 – 12:00, and the second from 1:00 – 4:30.

Join Allison for a workshop on the value of using visuals to clarify ideas, ignite inspiration and ambidextrous thinking, to tell stories, and to capture attention and emotion for enhanced learning. Pick up the pen and start learning to get visual thoughts on paper. Learn the Visual Thinking Alphabet and other shortcuts to doodling well, as well as methods to launch your graphic note taking/presenting skills. Students will also discuss application and using visuals in sharing online. 

Students are encouraged to bring their iPad, favorite stylus (Allison recommends the BOXWAVE or POGO), and the Notes+ app, but an iPad is by no means required!

Allison’s second session will teach students to engage their audience with graphics, how to begin taking sketch notes, and how to create a visual template. Students will also cover the Push method of presenting content and Pull visual thinking methods to engage audiences.

Check out her E-Learning Symposium presentation, get more information, or register for the workshops on August 3rd!