Title: 3D navigation of Olympic Games venues: a term project for a project management course

Authors: James K. Ho, Yi Chen

Addresses: Information and Decision Sciences, College of Business Administration, University of Illinois, Chicago, USA. ' School of Computer Science and Engineering, Beijing Technology and Business University, Beijing, China

Abstract: Project management skills are in high demand in all types of business, industry, as well as government and non-profit organisations. At the undergraduate or MBA level, it is important that a course in this topic provides a stimulating, challenging, and comprehensive learning experience, in contrast to professional training and certification programs that focus on procedural templates. While a term-wide project calling for all aspects of the syllabus is obviously desirable, it must not be overly involved to become a |projects course| rather than a course in project management. The intricate issue is then to design such assignments as meaningful and interesting projects, without their actual implementation. A case in 3D navigation of Olympic Games venues is presented. It fits the academic requirements and is well received and appreciated by students.

Keywords: experiential learning; project management education; term projects; 3D navigation; Olympic Games venues; course design; higher education.

DOI: 10.1504/IJIOME.2007.015281

International Journal of Information and Operations Management Education, 2007 Vol.2 No.2, pp.152 - 166

Published online: 01 Oct 2007 *

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