Cognitive Processing in Online Communities of Inquiry

Samuel J Bullard, Keisha Varma

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Abstract

The Community of Inquiry framework has been a major feature guiding research on the cognitive processes facilitated by student discourse in online learning environments. The primary analytic approaches used to assess cognitive presence have been via manual content analysis or student questionnaires. However, advancements in technology-enhanced methods offer new opportunities for expanding the analytical scope of research in online learning environments. This study sampled student discussion posts from an online undergraduate college course to explore relationships between the surface-level linguistic features observed in student posts with their level of cognitive presence. To do so, we evaluated a multi-level model to identify which phases of cognitive presence best fit students' use of cognitive processing language in their online discussion posts. Of the four cognitive presence phases, resolution and exploration were the most effective predictors of cognitive processing language in their online discussion posts.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationInternational Collaboration toward Educational Innovation for All
Subtitle of host publicationOverarching Research, Development, and Practices - 15th International Conference on Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning, CSCL 2022
EditorsArmin Weinberger, Wenli Chen, Davinia Hernandez-Leo, Bodong Chen
PublisherInternational Society of the Learning Sciences (ISLS)
Pages467-470
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781737330646
StatePublished - 2022
Event15th International Conference on Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning, CSCL 2022 - Virtual, Online, Japan
Duration: Jun 6 2022Jun 10 2022

Publication series

NameProceedings of International Conference of the Learning Sciences, ICLS
ISSN (Print)1814-9316

Conference

Conference15th International Conference on Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning, CSCL 2022
Country/TerritoryJapan
CityVirtual, Online
Period6/6/226/10/22

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