Date of Award


Degree Type


Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)


Computer Graphics Technology

Committee Chair

Nathan Hartman

Committee Member 1

Nancy Rasche

Committee Member 2

Patrick Connolly


This thesis concentrates on combining PDM and LMS in K-12 environments. With PLM making a rise in nontraditional environments, there is a need for research in the education area. A directed look at document management in the “Project Lead the Way” classes at high schools across Indiana has been conducted with this study. The survey aims to find the issues that teachers encounter when using the learning management system both with the PLTW curriculum and the one that is currently in place at their individual schools. Using the issues reported from the data obtained from the survey, the possibility of using PDM tools/methods to resolve the issues found was examined.