Project Management Tips for E-Learning Designers #383

Project Management Tips for E-Learning #383: Challenge | Recap

How do Course Designers Manage Projects?

Building successful e-learning projects requires more than just a great course design. Course designers also need to be skilled project managers, able to juggle multiple tasks, timelines, and stakeholders. And helping designers manage projects is what this week's challenge is all about!


This week, your challenge is to share your favorite project management tips. Your demo can be static or interactive. You can share a list of project management tips or feature your single favorite tip.

Here are some formats from previous challenges that could work for this week's challenge:

Please summarize your tips in the comments below. I'd like to include your project management tips along with your project's screenshot. You can see what the recap will look like in challenge #333.

Share Your E-Learning Work

  • Comments: Use the comments section below to share a link to your published example and blog post.
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  • Personal blog:  If you have a blog, please consider writing about your challenges. We’ll link back to your posts so the great work you’re sharing gets even more exposure.
  • Social Media: If you share your demos on Twitter or LinkedIn, try using #ELHChallenge so your tweeps can track your e-learning coolness.

Last Week's Challenge

Before you scope this week's challenge, check out the pre-test examples your fellow challengers shared over the past week:

14 Examples of Pre-Test Activities in E-Learning #382

E-Learning Pre-Test Examples RECAP #382: Challenge | Recap

New to the E-Learning Challenges?

The weekly e-learning challenges are ongoing opportunities to learn, share, and build your e-learning portfolios. You can jump into any or all of the previous challenges anytime you want. I’ll update the recap posts to include your demos.

Learn more about the challenges in this Q&A post and why and how to participate in this helpful article

Yvonne Urra-Bazain
Ron Katz
Yvonne Urra-Bazain
Jodi M. Sansone
Daniel Canaveral

Don't know if I would consider these project management-based tips, but they are certainly things a designer/developer must keep in mind for the project to be successful: Work with meaning, direction, and purpose: Summary: 1) Keep the end goal always in mind 2) Design for your target audience 3) Ensure learning objectives provide clear directions both for you (the developer) and the learner 4) Remember who has a vested interest in the success of the project - looping those individuals in makes them accountable 5) Include only the essentials (information/interactions/etc) 6) Consider all possible delivery systems before settling on one Graphics courtesy of Music courtes... Expand

Sharon Plunk
Jake Lipman