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

The focus ofthis short post is to highlight the essential role of faculty development and therole of the Community of Inquiry (CoI) framework in supporting faculty movingto online and blended learning. It has become apparent during the COVIDpandemic that the success of online learning is strongly dependent uponapproach and preparation. This point was made recently by O’Ceallaigh (2022)when he argued that “designing, navigating and nurturing purposeful andengaging virtual learning spaces for students” (p. 1) positively impacts onlinelearning. Moreover, to achieve positive outcomes moving to online learning theremust be clarity to pedagogical approach that provides rationale and commitment.This is where the CoI framework has become the theoretical foundation of choicein conceptualizing and guiding faculty through the intricacies of designing anddelivering online and blended learning. The effectiveness of the CoI framework tostructure and guide faculty in re-designing their courses was demonstrated earlyin its development (Vaughan & Garrison, 2006).

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The Private University for Health Sciences, Medical Informatics and Technology UMIT TIROL (www.umit-tirol.at) offers high-quality academic education and advanced training in the fields that have turned out to be of increasing importance in modern health care and technology. For example, in the field of medical informatics, we offer a part-time continuing education program that provides in-depth knowledge in the area of digitization and information management in healthcare. The program is completely online and its course design is based on the Community of Inquiry Framework. This year, we have started a comprehensive project based on the CoI Framework: LACOI: Representation of a Community of Inquiry in Cooperative Online-based Courses through Learning Analytics.

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RECENT ACTIVITY

Ork Ngon Seng
Joined May 16, 2022
Student, The Education University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong


Faculty Development and the Community of Inquiry
D. Randy Garrison
May 6, 2022
The focus ofthis short post is to highlight the essential role of faculty development and therole of the


Christopher Rowe
Joined May 4, 2022
Educational Support Technologist, Fanshawe College, Canada


Candis Steenbergen
Joined April 22, 2022
John Abbott College, Canada


Bradley G. White
Joined April 20, 2022
BETTER Of Course Inc., Canada


Andrea Cooperberg
Joined April 20, 2022
John Abbott College, Canada


Automatic Detection of Social Presence
D. Randy Garrison
March 4, 2022
Several years ago, I provided an introduction to the role of learning analytics in the context of the Community of Inquiry framework and how we might facilitate collaborative


CoI Instrument Validation
D. Randy Garrison
November 25, 2021
My goal here is to simply draw your attention to a study that provides a comprehensive overview of Community of Inquiry (CoI) instrument studies directed to confirmation of the


CoI Questionnaire: 2.0?
D. Randy Garrison
July 13, 2021
My goal in this post is to draw attention to an important study that used advanced statistical techniques to analyze the CoI questionnaire (Abbitt & Boone, 2021). While


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 (


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 (


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


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
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.