Cognitive presence in asynchronous online learning: a comparison of four discussion strategies

  title={Cognitive presence in asynchronous online learning: a comparison of four discussion strategies},
  author={A. Darabi and M. Arrastia and D. W. Nelson and T. Cornille and X. Liang},
  journal={J. Comput. Assist. Learn.},
  • A. Darabi, M. Arrastia, +2 authors X. Liang
  • Published 2011
  • Computer Science, Engineering
  • J. Comput. Assist. Learn.
  • Some scholars argue that students do not achieve higher level learning, or cognitive presence, in online courses. Online discussion has been proposed to bridge this gap between online and face-to-face learning environments. However, the literature indicates that the conventional approach to online discussion – asking probing questions – does not necessarily advance the discussion through the phases of cognitive presence: triggering events, exploration, integration and resolution, which are… CONTINUE READING

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