Vol. 27 No. 2 (2013)
Special Applications

Managing Education at a Distance: An Interim Review of Instructional Project Management at the University of West Indies Open Campus

Stephanie Elaine Hunte
The University of the West Indies Open Campus
Published December 19, 2013
  • online course development,
  • instructional design,
  • project management methodology,
  • instructional project management,
  • online teaching and learning,
  • efficiency,
  • timeliness,
  • academic practice,
  • business processes and procedures,
  • community of learners
  • ...More
How to Cite
Hunte, S. E. (2013). Managing Education at a Distance: An Interim Review of Instructional Project Management at the University of West Indies Open Campus. International Journal of E-Learning & Distance Education / Revue Internationale Du E-Learning Et La Formation à Distance, 27(2). Retrieved from https://www.ijede.ca/index.php/jde/article/view/844


The Course Development Department of the University of the West Indies Open Campus (UWIOC) was experiencing challenges with developing online courses in a timely and efficient manner. These challenges included insufficient infrastructure and human resources, diverse experience in online environments, and delivery across geographically dispersed sites. In an effort to address these and other challenges, UWIOC employed project management strategies specifically tailored to online environments. This reflective case study reports how these strategies facilitated improvements with online course development in one university setting. The findings support the nexus between project management strategies and instructional design principles, and its potential to create an online community of learners.


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