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. Ming Tsan Lu


Quality Matters certification is regarded by many American universities, including the university where the study was conducted, as the industry standard for quality online course design. Although a wide body of research has been completed on Quality Matters rubric effectiveness in changing course design, research was needed to explore faculty perceptions of the Quality Matters professional development program to determine perceived training effectiveness at preparing faculty to design and teach in a fully online learning environment. This research is aimed at Quality Matters facilitators to aide in determining the effectiveness of Quality Matters training and to help identify possible areas of improvement. Faculty participants were asked to fill out a survey indicating their prior experience teaching online, their perceptions about the quality of Quality Matters training, and their perceptions about the quality of their online courses.


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