Cognitive presence is a central component of the learning process. It can be modeled through both student-student and student-teacher interactions. Together with intentional design and teaching presence, cognitive presence fosters critical thinking and collaboration. Learners need opportunities for diagnostic, formative, and summative assessments. In this competency, you’ll learn about cognitive presence and how to support higher-order thinking through course design elements and interactions that are geared to the online environment.
This course is also available in the Fundamentals of Online Teaching Track.
You will have six months to complete this competency and can review the materials at any time during this period. If you wish to access these resources after the six months, you will need to re-enroll.