Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts in Digital and Web Design


Game Design

First Advisor

Jason Lively

Second Advisor

Ryan Curtis

Third Advisor

Roger Nasser


This project focuses on how to improve online learning courses leading to increased student engagement. This project examines a variety of online tools and course structures such as Padlet, introductory videos, and prompt teacher feedback to engage a variety of learners throughout the online course. Prior research conducted on proper online course design was used in the development of an online unit of instruction. The unit created consists of four lessons with an emphasis on proper course layout, student-teacher interactions, and engaging online tools. The project studies the engagement of seventy-eight seventh and eighth grade graphic design students during the online course.


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