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ERIC Number: EJ892497
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Nov
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0360-1315
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; Resta, Paul E.
Computers & Education, v55 n3 p923-936 Nov 2010
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. (Contains 10 tables and 8 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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