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

LATEST EDITORIAL
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 and teaching presence) that create the conditions for open communication and meaningful discourse. The challenge is how do we design the conditions for collaborative inquiry that go beyond simple interaction to achieve deep and meaningful learning? Design is the first component of the Teaching Presence (TP) construct (others being facilitation and direction) and the initial focus for creating a CoI. Parenthetically the TP construct is supported by considerable research but has been further validated recently through a confirmatory factor analysis of a large sample in an Asian culture (Nasir et al., 2018). It is important to emphasize that this finding is important in that it supports the generalization of the TP construct across cultures.

A recent study of the implementation of blended learning using the CoI survey revealed the importance of design (Nazar, et al. ...

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The project (March-December 2018) will analyze the educational practices in some courses delivered at UNED (Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia), Spain, using the"Community of Inquiry" (CoI) framework. The aim is to set recommendations based on the analysis.

We will translate, adapt and validate 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 ...

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Burcu demirci
Joined February 3, 2019
Turkey


Karin Barac
Joined January 11, 2019
Learning and Teaching Consultant, Griffith Unviersity, Australia


Dr Tracy Crowther
Joined January 8, 2019
Project Manager, University of Kent, United Kingdom


Russell O'Brien
Joined January 7, 2019
Northern Illinois University, United States


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


Bahareh Shahabi
Joined December 10, 2018
KPU, SFU, Canada


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


Shared Metacognition
D. Randy Garrison
October 23, 2018
If I had to pick an area of research with the greatest potential for understanding thinking and learning in a collaborative setting it would have to be shared metacognition .


Validity of CoI
D. Randy Garrison
September 29, 2018
Students have frequently asked me for references that validate the CoI framework and associated survey instrument. My first response was to share the data that I had


Learning Analytics and the CoI framework
D. Randy Garrison
September 3, 2018
Advances in learning analytics focused on understanding and shaping the learning environment would seem to have a natural fit with regard to text based online learning


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) will analyze the educational practices in some courses delivered at UNED (Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia), Spain, using the"Commun


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


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.