id: 06606585
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an: 2016d.00923
au: Nooriafshar, Mehryar
ti: A workshop on the use of an interactive multimedia environment for learning
the basics of network diagram construction in project management.
so: Rogerson, Alan (ed.), The mathematics education for the future project.
Proceedings of the 13th international conference ‘Mathematics
education in a connected world’, Catania, Sicily, Italy, September
16‒21, 2015. Münster: WTM-Verlag (ISBN 978-3-942197-44-1/pbk;
978-3-942197-86-1/ebook). Conference Proceedings in Mathematics
Education 1, 275-277 (2015).
py: 2015
pu: Münster: WTM-Verlag
la: EN
cc: U50
ut: network diagram; interactive multimedia environment; learning by guidance;
basic mathematics
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ab: Summary: 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 [{\it R. Burke}, Fundamentals of
project management: tools and techniques. Melbourne, Victoria: Burke
Publishing (2010)] and [{\it J. Gido} and {\it J. P. Clements},
Successful project management. 5th edition. Mason, OH: South-Western
Cengage Learning (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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