The Journal of the Southern Association for Information Systems

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The number of project management courses in institutions of higher education is increasing to meet the high demand of effective project managers in organizations. Many institutions offer graduate degrees and certificates in project management. Therefore, more online courses in project management are offered in addition to the traditional mode of classroom setting. The purpose of this research is to present the challenges associated with teaching an online project management course, and discuss approaches to enhance learning. The need for a methodology is discussed and components of this methodology are identified for designing and delivering an effective online project management course. The suggested components of the methodology are based on the literature, best practices and experience of the course instructors. Two important propositions in the paper are: a different approach is necessary when teaching an online project management course, and teaching effective teamwork, is a significant challenge in an online environment.