Degree

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Department

Human Resource Education & Workforce Development

Document Type

Dissertation

Abstract

The current study sought to test the relationship between course design, as described by the rubric produced by Quality Matters, and online university student performance. Due to the link between student motivation and active learning behaviors, and thus performance, it was predicted that the better-designed courses would facilitate student motivation. It was also predicted that goal orientation would moderate this relationship. While a significant relationship was observed between student motivation and course performance, no relationship was observed between course quality, as measured by the QM Rubric, and motivation, or performance. Only slight evidence was found for a moderating effect of goal orientation.

Date

10-24-2018

Committee Chair

Rizzuto, Tracey

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