What Psychological Factors Enhance a Language Learning Community? Toward Effective CSCL Design for Language Learning Based on a CoI Framework
The current study investigated the relationship between psychological factors and learning behaviors related to the application of a community of inquiry (CoI) framework for learning English as a foreign language (EFL). An online asynchronous discussion was examined, and data included questionnaires assessing perceived psychological factors and communication logs related to the efficacy of the CoI. Results of a path analysis showed that perceived social presence plays an important role in enhancing perceived cognitive presence, which indirectly increases social interaction and deeper discussions.
KeywordsCollaborative learning Community of Inquiry Social Interaction
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