A workshop on the use of an interactive multimedia environment for learning the basics of network diagram construction in project management

Nooriafshar, Mehryar (2015) A workshop on the use of an interactive multimedia environment for learning the basics of network diagram construction in project management. In: 13th International Conference of the Mathematics Education for the Future Project: Mathematics Education in a Connected World, 16-21 Sept 2015, Catania, Italy.

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Abstract

Constructing a Network Diagram using the Critical Path Analysis methods is an important task in planning a project systematically. For details of Project Management, see Burke (2010) and Gido and Clements (2012). This task involves some basic and very practical mathematical modeling in determining the total project time; the earliest and latest start and finish times for activities; and the critical activities which constitute the Critical Path. Hence, procedures such as forward and backward passes would be necessary in these calculations. The interactive multimedia environment presented in this workshop has been based on an approach developed, tested and taught by the author for several years. The approach is structured on the three main phases of Formulation, Solution and Interpretation. In recent years, this approach was incorporated into a multimedia environment. It was then made available as an application for students to download and use it to simulate a typical face to face lecture on their chosen device at their chosen time. The learning outcomes have demonstrated the system’s effectiveness.


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Faculty / Department / School: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Management and Enterprise
Date Deposited: 17 Feb 2016 03:01
Last Modified: 23 Jun 2017 02:10
Uncontrolled Keywords: network diagram, interactive, learning by guidance, basic mathematics
Fields of Research : 08 Information and Computing Sciences > 0806 Information Systems > 080699 Information Systems not elsewhere classified
15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 1503 Business and Management > 150309 Logistics and Supply Chain Management
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Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970101 Expanding Knowledge in the Mathematical Sciences
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/27813

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