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A self-learning educational framework for online delivery

Author(s): Hemanta Doloi

Journal: ITALICS
ISSN 1473-7507

Volume: 6;
Issue: 1;
Date: 2007;
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Keywords: competency development | flexible delivery | progressive learning | project management

Today virtual educational programs with online delivery are in abundance and continue to grow rapidly. The need for this is due to varied stakeholders and open job market across the globe. This has been partly aided by the rapid pace of development in internet technology, such as web-based education management systems. The development and delivery of online project management education programs has emerged to a new era in catering the global needs without restricting to a geographical location.This paper presents a research based self learning framework, to ensure participants addressing and meeting project challenges with their inherent professional and managerial skills. Flexible delivery and self-learning mechanisms have proven to be one of the best learning approaches among professional project managers within dynamic corporations. The framework put forward in this paper has been developed specifically for project management education at a higher level than commonly available. Progressive learning and competency development for effective utilization of project management knowledge and methodologies have been redesigned to match the needs of the future. Team-learning approach, coupling with self and peer assessment exercises, has facilitated such development, within a controlled learning process. Significant learning has been experienced among the professional project managers across various project management disciplines through this distinct learning mechanism whilst bulk of the knowledge is with reference to the global competency frameworks from major professional bodies.
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