Theses and Dissertations

Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Doctor of Education (EdD)


Curriculum & Instruction

First Advisor

Dr. Joseph Rene Corbeil

Second Advisor

Dr. Maria Elena Corbeil

Third Advisor

Dr. Ignacio Rodriguez


The purpose of the study was to compare students' achievements, perceptions and evaluations of fully online and web-enhanced courses taken at a technical college in South Texas in order to determine if students achievement, perceptions, and evaluations of course design was better in one modality over the other. The study collected information on students regarding learning experiences in 21 fully online and 12 web-enhanced face-to-face core courses common to all programs of study. These courses were taught in both delivery modes, meaning that the same instructor taught the same course, with identical resources and assignments in both online and the web-enhanced versions of the courses. The Rubric for Online Instruction (2009) from California State University, (Chico) was used by student participants to evaluate each of the core courses during the Spring 2015 semester. In addition, end-of-course grades and end-of-course evaluations were used to evaluate student achievement and student perceptions of course design.


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