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Title: Verifying causal relationships among the presences of the community of inquiry framework in the Chinese context
Authors: Ma, Zhiqiang
Wang, Jing
Wang, Qiyun
Kong, Lili
Wu, Yajie
Yang, Hao
Keywords: Community of inquiry
Learning presence
Social presence
Teaching presence
Issue Date: 2017
Citation: Ma, Z., Wang, J., Wang, Q., Kong, L., Wu, Y., & Yang, H. (2017). Verifying causal relationships among the presences of the community of inquiry framework in the Chinese context. International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 18(6), 213-230. Retrieved from http://www.irrodl.org/index.php/irrodl/article/view/3197/4362
Abstract: The purpose of this study was to verify a Chinese version of Community of Inquiry (CoI) instrument with learning presence and explore the casual relationships of the factors in the instrument. This study first examined the reliability and validity of the instrument. All four presences had acceptable levels of reliability (all Cronbach's a>.765 or higher). The confirmatory factor modelling approach was used to assess its validity. Then, the study used path analysis and regression analysis to explore the causal relationships of the presences. The key findings showed that teaching and social presences directly influenced the perceptions of learning presence. Learning presence was a partial mediating variable of interactional relationship within CoI constructs.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10497/19114
ISSN: 1492-3831
Website: http://www.irrodl.org/index.php/irrodl/article/view/3197/4362
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