THE COMMUNITY OF INQUIRY
A CoI FOR THE CoI
Welcome to the Community of Inquiry.

In a previous editorial I had addressed the challenge of designing a collaborative inquiry that goes beyond simple interaction to achieve deep and meaningful learning (Editorial 18). On this topic I want to draw attention to a study that focused on a subtle but crucial aspect of interaction in a collaborative learning experience. A study by Scott Mehall (2021) looked at “purposeful interpersonal interaction (PII) ... for identifying high quality interpersonal interactions which are demonstrated to lead to better student outcomes” (p. 1). Scott’s findings “demonstrated that greater PII does generally lead to greater student satisfaction and perceived learning [but there is] ... evidence of apoint of diminishing returns” (p. 1). He concludes that “PII does appear to be an important component of the OL [online learning] experience, and instructors and course designers can utilize these findings to create course designs with satisfactory levels of PII” (p. 9). While further research is called for, these findings help to inform best practices in terms of “satisfactory levels of PII, while decreasing extraneous interactions” (p. 9).

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Dissertation for:   MSc Psychology

Advisor:                     Dr. Alice Doherty, Psychology Academic Lead & Course Director, University of Derby Online Learning


Summary of the research project

Willingness to communicate (WTC) is the direct psychological antecedent of communication behaviour in traditional (classroom) instructional settings (e. ...

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Barbara Gallina
Joined June 9, 2021
Associate Professor of Dependable Software Engineering, Mälardalen University, Sweden
Barbara Gallina is Associate Professor of Dependable Software Engineering at Mälardalen University. Currently, she is Vice-chair of the


amal
Joined June 4, 2021
univesity of jordan, Jordan


Isabelle van der Bom
Joined June 2, 2021
Chemnitz University of Technology, Germany


Susanne Colquhoun
Joined May 17, 2021
University of Calgary, Canada


Julie Rigsby
Joined May 10, 2021
Trevecca Nazarene University, United States


Purposeful and Social Interaction
D. Randy Garrison
April 22, 2021
In a previous editorial I had addressed the challenge of designing a collaborative inquiry that goes beyond simple interaction to achieve deep and meaningful learning (


Teaching Presence Meta-Analysis
D. Randy Garrison
January 16, 2021
I want to draw your attention to a theoretically and pragmatically significant meta-analysis of the Community of Inquiry (CoI) teaching presence construct. I describe


CoI Emergence and Influence
D. Randy Garrison
November 9, 2020
I was recently interviewed for a podcast focused on Reflective Teaching in a Digital Age (


Willingness to communicate in online learning environments (WTC-OLE) in higher education and the relationship with the community of inquiry (CoI) presences.
Anastasios Katsaris, Alice Doherty
October 7, 2020
Dissertation for:   MSc Psychology


LACOI: Representation of a Community of Inquiry in Cooperative Online-based Courses through Learning Analytics
Lisa-Maria Norz, Elske Ammenwerth, Werner Hackl, Verena Dornauer, Eva Kaczko
September 23, 2020
The Private University for Health Sciences, Medical Informatics and Technology UMIT TIROL (


Intellectual Roots of DE and the CoI Framework
D. Randy Garrison
September 1, 2020
Bozkurt (2019) has provided a needed insight into the intellectual and theoretical development of the field of distance education through an analysis of 1685 articles from 1916 to


CoI Theoretical Updates
D. Randy Garrison
May 25, 2020
The focus of this contribution is to highlight a range of research focused directly on or guided by the Community of Inquiry (CoI)


Use of the Community of Inquiry (CoI) model in the analysis and evaluation of courses at UNED (Spain)
Inés Gil-Jaurena
March 26, 2018
The project (March-December 2018) analyzed the educational practices in 25 courses delivered at UNED (Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia), Spain, using the"Community


Follow-up to CoI faculty development work at OHSU and beyond
Martha Cleveland-Innes
January 8, 2018
See an informative review, and announcement for another workshop here: https://www


iMOOCs and Learning to Learn Online
Martha Cleveland-Innes, Nathaniel Ostashewski, Dan Wilton
August 25, 2017
Athabasca University is known for its leadership and innovation in
The Community of Inquiry is a project of the Centre for Distance Education at Athabasca University, researchers of the Community of Inquiry framework, and members of the CoI community.