Abstract—Online learning has been addressed as one of the emerging method of learning with multiple learning approaches. However, researchers raised the question whether the computer-mediated educational programmes as in online learning do meet the quality. They call for the investigation of the textual material being produced during online discussions to analyze critical thinking and interactivity. Several previous researches also managed to identify the degree of students’ cognitive engagement and found that students’ cognitive engagement are at the lower level. In the presented paper, a theoretical framework is proposed for the rationale of addressing the above issue.
Index Terms—Cognitive engagement; computer-supported collaborative learning environment; knowledge construction; online learning.
The authors are with Universiti Teknologi Malaysia
Cite: Nurbiha A Shukor, Zaidatun Tasir, and Jamalludin Harun, "A Theoretical Framework for Assessing Students’ Cognitive Engagement through Computer-supported Collaborative Learning," International Journal of Machine Learning and Computing vol. 2, no. 5, pp. 654-657, 2012.