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Tang, Hengtao; Dai, Miao; Du, Xu; Hung, Jui-Long; Li, Hao – Distance Education, 2023
Laboratory experience is critical to foster college students' collaborative problem-solving (CPS) abilities, but whether students stay cognitively engaged in CPS tasks during online laboratory sessions remains unknown. This study applied multimodal data analysis to examine college students' (N = 36) cognitive engagement in CPS during their online…
Descriptors: College Students, Learner Engagement, Cognitive Processes, Cooperation
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Tang, Hengtao; Dai, Miao; Yang, Shuoqiu; Du, Xu; Hung, Jui-Long; Li, Hao – Distance Education, 2022
The purpose of this research was to apply multimodal learning analytics in order to systemically investigate college students' attention states during their collaborative problem-solving (CPS) in online settings. Existing research on CPS relies on self-reported data, which limits the validity of the findings. This study looked at data in a…
Descriptors: Learning Analytics, College Students, Attention, Cooperative Learning
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Tang, Hengtao; Bao, Yu – Distance Education, 2021
Open educational resources (OER) are a cost-effective alternative to traditional textbooks for K-12 teachers to provide differentiated instruction at a much lower cost. However, teachers have to overcome barriers to implement OER in their classrooms, especially if cultural and economic factors are considered. To help each teacher overcome…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Secondary School Teachers, Teacher Characteristics, Barriers
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Tang, Hengtao; Xing, Wanli; Pei, Bo – Distance Education, 2018
Discussion forums are increasingly central to massive open online courses (MOOCs), and it is vital for learners to participate in associated forum activities. Active forum participation positively relates to learner achievement in that more posts yield better learner performance. However, this numerically aggregated measure overlooks the fact that…
Descriptors: Group Discussion, Computer Mediated Communication, Online Courses, Educational Technology