Investigation of community of inquiry framework in regard to self-regulation, metacognition, and motivation

Kilis, Selcan
With the prevalence of online learning, studies have also increased gradually. A more recent attempt is the development of Community of Inquiry framework developed by Garrison, Anderson and Archer in 2000. It explains educational experience with the intersection of three constructs: teaching presence, cognitive presence and social presence with the emphasis on creating a community and developing critical thinking skills by increasing collaboration to create effective online learning. Since it has not been known completely especially in regard to cognitive presence because of being developed more recently, it still requires further elaboration. Therefore, this mixed-method study, specifically designed as an embedded study aims to investigate community of inquiry framework and its three-presence by discovering the effects of self-regulation, metacognition and motivation of students in online course context, particularly focusing on cognitive presence. Both quantitative and qualitative data are collected from the students enrolled in online courses in a well-known public university in Ankara, Turkey. The primary data quantitative were collected from 1740 students selected based on convenience sampling and analyzed via both descriptive and inferential statistics. Qualitative data were collected via online asynchronous discussions from 162 students enrolled in a fully online associate degree program selected based on cluster sampling, and interview protocol via 24 students selected based on purposive sampling. Findings indicated self-regulation was crucial factor and suggested to add in the framework as a new presence named regulatory presence. Motivation was also found essential for online learners to attain better learning experience.
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S. Kilis, “Investigation of community of inquiry framework in regard to self-regulation, metacognition, and motivation,” Ph.D. - Doctoral Program, Middle East Technical University, 2016.