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OI | Cognitive Presence

Time limit: 186 days
0.5 credits


Full course description

Course Date:

March 20, 2020

Access For:

6 months


1 hour



Course Type:




Competency Description

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.

Competency Outcomes

Upon completion of this competency, you will be able to:

  • Reflect on the development of critical thinking skills, interactions, and collaboration in online learning environments

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