THE COMMUNITY OF INQUIRY
A CoI FOR THE CoI
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With all the attention focused on "fake news" I began to think about how the principles and processes of the CoI framework might be relevant to this issue. The attached paper (abstract below) is an exploration of the relevance and impact such an approach might have on developing skepticism and critical thinking with regard to the problem of fake news.

If you wish to read the full paper, please click on the attached file at the bottom of this post. Your feedback would be most welcomed.


Critical Thinking and Social Media:

An Argument for Learning Communities


ABSTRACT

While information and communication technologies (ICT) transform the world of work and leisure, largely for the better, the question is whether these developments are changing how we consume information? The concern is that social media encourages ideological cocooning (living within a set of beliefs without challenge) as much as it connects us. For example, Twitter and social media inherently undermine critical discourse. This leads us to ask, does social media have a broken relationship with facts and the truth? Is social media the source of the concern with "fake news?" If so, how do we address this in order to develop critical thinkers?

When people are selecting their own facts unchallenged, critical thinkers will be hard to find. ...
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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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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.