Understanding the relationship between technology use and cognitive presence in MOOCs

Vitomir Kovanović, Srećko Joksimović, Oleksandra Poquet, Thieme Hennis, Shane Dawson, Dragan Gašević

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In this poster, we present the results of the study which examined the relationship between student differences in their use of the available technology and their perceived levels of cognitive presence within the MOOC context. The cognitive presence is a construct used to measure the level of practical inquiry in the Communities of Inquiry model. Our results revealed the existence of three clusters based on student technology use. The clusters significantly differed in terms of their levels of cognitive presence, most notably they differed on the levels of problem resolution.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLAK'17 Conference Proceedings
Subtitle of host publicationThe Seventh International Learning Analytics and Knowledge Conference: Understanding, Informing and Improving Learning with Data
EditorsInge Molenaar, Xavier Ochoa, Shane Dawson
Place of PublicationNew York NY USA
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery (ACM)
Number of pages2
ISBN (Electronic)9781450348706
Publication statusPublished - 13 Mar 2017
Externally publishedYes
EventInternational Learning Analytics & Knowledge Conference 2017 - Morris J Wosk Centre for Dialogue, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, Canada
Duration: 13 Mar 201717 Mar 2017
Conference number: 7th


ConferenceInternational Learning Analytics & Knowledge Conference 2017
Abbreviated titleLAK 2017
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  • Community of inquiry model
  • MOOCs
  • Student clustering

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