EDUC 768 Project Management for Instructional Development

Online Course 3 semester hours graduate credit
Instructors: Dr. Paul Coverstone or Jane MacKenzie
Spring and Summer 2018 Tuition: $441 per semester hour graduate credit ($1,323 per course)
Spring: March 12 - May 18, 2018
Tuition due February 28, 2018

Summer: July 9 - September 14, 2018

Fall: October 22, 2018 - January 11, 2019

How do I register?

Complete the Online Registration Form.

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If you need a copy of the syllabus for your employer to approve enrollment in the class, email: Online Professional Development or call 715-232-2693.

When is the registration deadline?

Reserve your spot now. This program is very popular, and courses fill well before the start date. This course is offered three times each year (spring, summer, and fall).

Withdrawal and Refund Policy

Who Should Enroll

Students who have completed the three prerequisite courses:
EDUC 765 Trends and Issues in Instructional Design
EDUC 766 Instructional Strategies and Assessment Methods
EDUC 767 Designing Computer-Based Training (CBT)

NOTE: This is the final required course in the sequence for individuals pursuing the Graduate Certificate in Instructional Design.

This course is an approved elective in the Master of Science in Education online degree program.


Examination of the initiation, planning, and closure of instructional development projects and practical knowledge on managing project scope, work breakdown structure, schedules, and resources including budgeting. Analysis of instructional development project life cycle.

  • This course replicates projects in the "real world," and you will complete all work in teams.
  • Your team will depend on you for timely feedback as you interact via email, a weekly "live" team meeting, and the discussion board to complete group tasks.
  • Therefore, students need to login and participate with their group several times each week.

Learn how to

  1. Break down the project management process and relate it to the instructional development process.
  2. Demonstrate an understanding of and application of components of the initiation phase by producing deliverables for the phase.
  3. Assess the value of a Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) and create a WBS.
  4. Develop detailed schedules for instructional development projects.
  5. Select and organize resources necessary for successful project completion.
  6. Plan and apply the steps in project closure.
  7. Adapt project management and instructional design principles to scale single projects to multi-course production models.

No travel to campus - 100% Online

  • The class is highly interactive with a significant discussion component.
  • All discussion postings, projects, and assignments will be submitted via the course discussion board and Dropbox.
  • Activities are conducted according to a schedule with specific due dates each week.
  • This is not a self-paced class.

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Our Students Say. . .

"I learned so much about working with people and designing truly impactful instruction. This course has changed my career. I started my own instructional design and human resource organization, and I use the concepts you taught about good project management every day."
~ Meica Hatters, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

"I have been so happy with the ID education I received from Stout as I can see I was prepared for this job. Going through the entire process in a case study during the Project Management course gave me so much insight into what we are doing in my current position. Thank you so much for helping me prepare for this! Working at Google is awesome! "
~ Kathleen Bagmanov, San Francisco, California

"I am glad a course in project management was included in the ID certificate program. I did not imagine it was THAT important! I learned so much in a field that I barely knew existed. And if I get this job I interviewed for today, it will be because of your course!"
~ Patricia David, Zephyrhills, Florida

"Yesterday was my first day in my new career as an Instructional Designer, and the first thing we did was review the four project charters for the projects I'd be working on or exposed to. You can't imagine how great it felt to look at four very complicated documents and understand them at the outset due to the training I received in this course."
~ Erin Sumpter, Cypress, Texas

"To someone unfamiliar with project charters, project plans, mind mapping and facilitator guides, each week created an opportunity to learn something new. I learned the importance of each step and how it impacts the success of the project."
~ Monica Kar, St. Charles, Missouri

"The interview was tough (5 manager panel), but the ID certificate program had me fully prepared for any question they threw my way. When asked "Is there anything we didn't cover that you hoped to share about yourself?" I paused then said ‘Yes, I was hoping you would allow me to share my PM experiences with you.’ Then I proceeded to pull examples of the work created in this class. The range of documents created for the course gave me an extra advantage.”
~ Ray Meyer, Newport News, Virginia

"Our group used some wonderful collaboration tools allowing us to work on our projects simultaneously through Google docs and to see each other while we worked together via Google hangouts. We used Team Gantt which integrated with our project, and Google communities allowed us the ability to be able to share information privately among our closed group."
~Robin Kellogg, Lakeville, Minnesota

"The instructor provided excellent guidance, instruction and feedback and spelled everything out with instructions that were easy to follow. The live online class meetings were crucial and archived for students who were unable to attend online. The instructor challenged the class with discussion questions and provided timely and relevant feedback. "
~ Larry Murphy, Training Specialist, Virginia

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