School of Communication and the Arts
Doctor of Philosophy in Communication (PhD)
higher education, online learning, LMS, student perception, communication
Walker, Holly, "A Quantative Study of Heol Students' Perceptions of Communication within the LMS" (2021). Doctoral Dissertations and Projects. 3117.
The purpose of this applied study was to provide knowledge and information concerning students’ perceptions of communication within the LMS platforms for higher education institutions, using a quantitative study surrounding communication, sense of community, and LMS tools to address the problem. The quantitative design used a survey that consisted of various closed-ended questions, including Likert, multiple choice, and outcome measures of True/False and Yes/No questions. Various social media platforms were leveraged to provide a convenience sampling method to attract potential participants, and a total of 986 qualified respondents completed the survey. Data was analyzed through a series of descriptive statistics, MANOVA, ANOVA, and regression analyses to address the problem.