Relationships among sense of classroom community, perceived cognitive learning and satisfaction of students at an e-learning course

Baturay M. H.

INTERACTIVE LEARNING ENVIRONMENTS, vol.19, no.5, pp.563-575, 2011 (SSCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 19 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/10494821003644029
  • Journal Indexes: Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.563-575
  • Keywords: e-learning, sense of community, cognitive learning, satisfaction, achievement, ONLINE
  • Gazi University Affiliated: No


This study aims to determine whether there is a relationship between students' sense of community, perceived cognitive learning, and satisfaction in an e-learning course. Additionally, the relationship of these variables with Internet self-efficacy and final examination scores is investigated. The participants were 88 students enrolled in elementary level English as a Foreign Language course of the distance education program at a higher education institution in Turkey. The results of the study suggest that sense of community and course satisfactions are strongly related to each other. Moreover, students' course satisfaction is highly related to their perceived cognitive learning. Students' perceived cognitive learning was observed to have a very strong relationship with learner-to-content interaction, while learner-to-learner interaction was at medium level and learner-to-instructor interaction was weak.