Cognitive, social and teaching presence in a virtual world and a text chat

Traphagan, Tomoko Watanabe, Chiang, Yueh-hui Vanessa, Chang, Hyeseung Maria, Wattanawaha, Benjaporn, Lee, Haekyung, Mayrath, Michael Charles, Woo, Jeongwon, Yoon, Hyo-Jin, Jee, Min Jung and Resta, Paul E. (2010) Cognitive, social and teaching presence in a virtual world and a text chat. Computers and Education, 55 3: 923-936. doi:10.1016/j.compedu.2010.04.003

Author Traphagan, Tomoko Watanabe
Chiang, Yueh-hui Vanessa
Chang, Hyeseung Maria
Wattanawaha, Benjaporn
Lee, Haekyung
Mayrath, Michael Charles
Woo, Jeongwon
Yoon, Hyo-Jin
Jee, Min Jung
Resta, Paul E.
Title Cognitive, social and teaching presence in a virtual world and a text chat
Journal name Computers and Education   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0360-1315
Publication date 2010-11
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.compedu.2010.04.003
Open Access Status
Volume 55
Issue 3
Start page 923
End page 936
Total pages 14
Place of publication Kidlington, Oxford, United Kingdom
Publisher Pergamon Press
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Using a framework of cognitive, social, and teaching presence, the nature of learning experiences in a three-dimensional virtual world environment (Second Life) and a text-chat learning environment without visuals (TeachNet) were investigated. A mixed method of code frequencies, coherence graphs, interviews, and a survey was used. The results revealed that the TeachNet debates included more cognitive presence codes that indicate higher levels of cognitive processing than in SL debates. The teams were significantly different from each other in the collaboration style for developing arguments and in the ways to use utterances associated with cognitive, social, and teaching presences, and the groups’ collaboration style became more established with more experience with the tasks. The three critical factors–tool, tasks and group cohesion–that affect cognitive, teaching, and social presence are discussed.
Keyword Computer-mediated communication
Cooperative/collaborative learning
Distance education and telelearning
Interactive learning environments
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Languages and Cultures Publications
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