Summer 2017



Degree Name


Primary Advisor/Dissertation Chair

Dan Loritz

Secondary Advisor/Reader One

Christy Buxman

Peer-Reviewer/Reader Two

Lauren Odle


As technology becomes more prominent in today’s society, teachers need to be prepared to integrate technology into their classrooms. This capstone was made to answer the question “What is the best method to facilitate student learning in the online environment?” It documents one teacher’s creation of an all encompassing unit of study that incorporates many online learning strategies. Based on the Understanding by Design method of curriculum development, the unit includes learning outcomes, forms of assessment, and daily activities to help deepen students’ understanding of the material with the integrated use of technology. The methods of technological instruction are selected based on research and experimentation and plan to be implemented in the 2017-18 school year.

Research Methodology

Curriculum Development

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