About This Book

Project Management for Instructional Designers (PM4ID), the First Canadian Edition, is a textbook designed for graduate students to enhance their knowledge of project management and instructional design. PM4ID is a derivative of a pre-existing, openly licensed project management book donated to the commons by a benefactor who prefers anonymous attribution.

This textbook offers new features and improvements, including:

  • New cover design, updated fonts, and enhanced list of Glossary terms.
  • Addition of four new case studies, written to deepen reader comprehension.
  • Inclusion of images with diverse skin tones, body shapes, abilities, and gender to increase representation.
  • Revised content to feature Canadian spelling and contexts.
  • Overall review of all written material in the textbook with detailed notes documenting content revisions.
  • Comprehensive revisions based on peer reviews collected by the Open Textbook Library.
  • Significant revisions to Chapter 6, with major updates to content on communication and scheduling (project management) software focusing on web-based solutions.
  • Multiple versions of the book, including PDF, EPUB, HTML, MOBI, and all chapters are available in natural voice audio recordings.
  • A series of video cases with interviews of Canadian instructional design experts (video and audio recordings).
  • Interactive reviews of three chapters using H5P activities.

The First Canadian Edition of PM4ID was revised and updated by an elite team of graduate students in Paula MacDowell’s ETAD 874: Advanced Instructional Design course. The goal was to create an affordable and accessible text intended to improve how students learn about instructional design in graduate programs at the University of Saskatchewan and beyond.

The  student and faculty contributors include Alicia Accettura, Kurt Bergsma, Tyler Boszak, Jennifer-Lynn Callaway, Nicholas Cote, Chris Doepker, Matthew Harbidge, Shua Her, Trevor Hlushko, Jordy Holmes, Michael Knight, Paula MacDowell, Carole Marshall, Lee McDougall, Anthony Prima, and Thomas Story.

We are grateful for the ongoing guidance, technical support, and expert insights from Heather Ross (Gwenna Moss Centre for Teaching and Learning) and Jordan Epp (Distance Education Unit) at the University of Saskatchewan. We thank Dr. Richard Schwier and Kristine Dreaver-Charles, who both provided valuable instructional design expertise to enhance this textbook’s knowledge contribution.

Other Editions

We acknowledge the first edition of PM4ID was created by students in David Wiley’s IPT 682: Introduction to Project Management class at Brigham Young University during Fall term 2011. The team included: Maya Amado, Kevin Ashton, Scott Ashton, Jay Bostwick, Vera Nan, Tony Nisse, and Dan Randall.

We acknowledge the second edition of PM4ID was created by students in David Wiley’s IPT 682: Introduction to Project Management class at Brigham Young University during Fall term 2012. The team included: Geri Clements, Jeffery Drysdale, Jenifer Francis, Buck Harrison, Joseph Rino, Jared Robinson, and Aaron Snyder.

License and Rights

Project Management for Instructional Designers is published under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike license. This license states that:

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  • Attribution — You must attribute the work in the manner specified by the author or licensor (but not in any way that suggests that they endorse you or your use of the work).
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  • Share Alike — If you alter, transform, or build upon this work, you may distribute the resulting work only under the same or similar license to this one.

When attributing derivatives of Project Management for Instructional Designers, the First Canadian edition, please use the following attribution:

Accettura, A., Bergsma, K., Boszak, T., Callaway, J.L., Cote, N. Doepker, C. Harbidge, M., Her, S., Hlushko, T., Holmes, J., Knight, M., MacDowell,  P., Marshall, C., McDougall, L., Prima, A., & Story, T. (2021). Project Management for Instructional Designers, First Canadian Edition. Retrieved from http://pm4id.ca. Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution NonCommercial ShareAlike (BY-NC-SA) license.

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