Cognitive Presence

photo of a coffee mug safely placed on a grill within a burning campfire

A cup of coffee in a stoneware mug sits atop an iron grill while a campfire burns beside it. Image in the public domain

The Community of Inquiry Model

Throughout this course, we will be relying on the Community of Inquiry Model as a reference and set of organizing principles for online course design that is learner-centered, active, and engaged. Cognitive Presence considers sustained communication and the meaning-making that results from well-designed class discussion, assignments, activities, and course content.

For more about Cognitive Presence as it relates to our approaches to online course design, please watch this short, informative presentation by Dr. Lora Taub, Dean of Digital Learning at Muhlenberg College.

In the next module we will learn more about engagement in online courses.