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

This post builds on a previous post regarding the outcomes of a community of inquiry learning experience (July 2018). Notwithstanding the encouraging findings addressed in the previous post, I suggested at the time that this is an important topic requiring further research. As such I was very pleased to see several recent articles that focused on outcomes in collaborative learning environments. The first article by Sofer and Cohen (2019) looked at completion of an online course and pass/fail outcomes. They concluded that engagement significantly predicted both completion and success. This is interesting in itself but the crucial question I had was how does one create engaging learning experiences? In this regard I believe that the Community of Inquiry (CoI) theory is a popular and validated guide to design and deliver engaged learning experiences. In fact this is supported by the second study I want to describe that explores success in the form of retention but also provides insight into the influence of engagement in retention (Boston et al., 2019).

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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 of Inquiry" (CoI) framework. The aim was to set recommendations based on the analysis.

We have translated, adapted and validated the CoI survey in a Spanish version. 


The project was approved in the II Call for Educational Innovation Projects for Teaching Innovation Groups at UNED (resolution published in March 12, 2018).

https://medium.com/colabuned/proyectos-de-innovaci%C3%B3n-docente-8c2790a3b646

The survey and the validation process have been published in a Spanish scientific journal: 

  • Ballesteros Velázquez, Belén, Gil-Jaurena, Inés & Morentin Encina, Javier. (2019). Validación de la versión en castellano del cuestionario ‘Community of Inquiry'. RED-Revista de Educación a Distancia, 59, 1–26. Art, 4. Retrieved from https://revistas.um.es/red/article/view/360951
The first results have been published in Spanish:

  • Gil-Jaurena, I. ...
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RECENT ACTIVITY

Abdullah Saykili
Joined May 21, 2019
Anadolu University, Turkey


Katerina Kourkouli
Joined May 21, 2019
English Department, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece


Michael Cellini
Joined May 19, 2019
Principal, St. Gabriel Online School, Canada


Ronnie Wilson Jr.
Joined May 13, 2019
St. Mary's University School of Law, United States


Success in a CoI Environment
D. Randy Garrison
May 13, 2019
This post builds on a previous post regarding the outcomes of a community of inquiry learning experience ( July


Mohd Muslim Md Zalli
Joined April 15, 2019
Lecturer, PhD student, Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris, Malaysia
Mohd Muslim Md Zalli currently works at the Faculty of Human Development, Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris (UPSI). He does research in


Hierarchical Validation of the CoI Framework
D. Randy Garrison
April 3, 2019
Without question the most important feature of the Community of Inquiry (CoI) theoretical framework is the growing evidence as to its construct validity (see


Implementing Shared Metacognition
D. Randy Garrison
February 27, 2019
Metacognition is key to learning how to learn. Metacognitive approaches to learning starts with designing and planning the learning experience. Metacognition means increasing


Design Principles
D. Randy Garrison
January 4, 2019
At the core of the Community of Inquiry (CoI) framework is critical discourse in the service of inquiry. The CoI framework identifies three overlapping elements (social, cognitive


MOOCs and the Community of Inquiry
D. Randy Garrison
December 5, 2018
Structured massive open online courses (MOOCs) provide cost-effective access to high quality course materials. This approach to online learning, however, exhibits an inherent


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
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iMOOCs and Learning to Learn Online
Martha Cleveland-Innes, Nathaniel Ostashewski, Dan Wilton
August 25, 2017
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Faculty development and the Community of Inquiry at Oregon Health and Science University School of Nursing
Martha Cleveland-Innes
July 2, 2017
The Oregon Health and Science University School of Nursing identified a current trend in higher education, and in nursing programs at OHSU specifically: pressure to provide high


Layering the Community of Inquiry Framework with Signature Pedagogies
Barb Brown, Sarah E. Eaton, Meadow Schroeder, Jennifer Macdonald
June 21, 2017
How do online synchronous sessions support student learning in professional graduate programs where students are engaging in research active opportunities
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.