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Teaching project management on-line: Lessons learned from MOOCs
Journal Article
Open Praxis
Volume 8, Issue 4, Number 4, Pages 351–358, Start page 351
Published December 2016

ABSTRACT
Creating a course for teaching project management online in a full online distance-learning environment was a challenge. Working with adult learners from different continents that want to complete a Master degree was an additional challenge. This paper describes how different MOOCs were used to learn about teaching -(meta) e-learning. MOOCs provide diverse opportunities for teachers to learn and innovate in e-learning. From the analysis of 5 MOOCs in the broad field of project management we took important lessons on how to structure contents, how to prepare complex assignments and, the most important lesson of all, how to help students to learn. This paper describes our journey of learning from MOOCs how to be better online teachers.


ISSN: 2304-070X

Refereed: Yes



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