Students' Cognitive Engagement in Problem Solving and Online Learning


One indicator of the success or failure of a learning process in the classroom is whether there is an increase in student learning outcomes, which can be seen from an increase in problem solving abilities. Furthermore, in online learning, student involvement is needed to support the learning success. The obstacles of the online learning process can be examined with the involvement of students (cognitive engagement). So, it is very important for lecturers to grow student involvement in online learning activities to achieve learning goals and maximum learning outcomes. By using qualitative research methods and involving two research subjects, this study aimed to determine how involved students are in the online lecture process and the level of students’ problem-solving abilities. Interviews and questionnaires were used to collect the data. The results showed that three types of student engagements were found thus far: supportive learning communities, engaging multimedia, and active online discussion forums.

Keywords: cognitive engagement, problem solving, sequences, pandemic

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