Dear IPM101 participant.

Welcome to this micro-course in the Introduction to Project Management series.

Role of the project manager (IPM101) is hosted at the OERu. The OERu envisions a world where all learners will have more affordable access to higher education. The OERu is a charitable collaboration of international institutions committed to widening access to more affordable education opportunities for all. For more information about the OERu, please view our promotional video on Youtube.

In this course you’ll be introduced to the role of the project manager .

These instructions are for: Independent study before course starts.

Introductory overview

During this introductory session you will familiarise yourself with the IPM101 course site. You will also establish your personal learning journal blog.

Course site: (bookmark this page).

Please share the gift of knowledge and help us by completing the optional This information will be used to assist the OERu with the future design of free courses with pathways to achieving credible credentials.

Resources for this session

Important links

Need help?

First consult the OERu support site and the Frequently Asked Questions section on

The support site also provides additional guidelines on how to search the support forum and post questions on

Formal academic credit and micro-credential options

You are free to participate in this course for self-interest and the course materials will remain open.

If you would like to gain formal academic credit, this micro-course forms part of the OERu’s free first year of study with pathways to achieve the Certificate Higher Education Business (OERu) at the University of the Highlands and Islands.

You will also be able to earn an optional micro-credential for assessed learning from Edubits. Successfully completing the four micro-credentials for the Learning in a digital age course will qualify for transcript credit towards the Certificate of Higher Education in Business (OERu).

Welcome aboard and the OERu community look forward to seeing you online!

With kind regards
The IPM101 course development team