THE COMMUNITY OF INQUIRY
A CoI FOR THE CoI
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LATEST EDITORIAL
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) theoretical framework. The CoI framework reflects learning as a process of collaborative inquiry facilitated by shared teaching and social presence. The components of Teaching Presence and Social Presence are manifestations of Cognitive Presence (collaborative inquiry). Social presence establishes the climate for collaboration but Teaching Presence is the glue that maintains a purposeful community of inquiry. The numerous citations of this work suggest that the CoI framework has had a broad influence on online and blended learning.

For background I would like to begin with a brief overview of the value of theoretical frameworks to guide research as well as the design and delivery of an educational experience. ...

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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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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)


CoI Design Principles Revisited
D. Randy Garrison
February 13, 2020
My focus in this post is an article by Holly Fiock exploring instructional design principles and strategies associated with the Community of Inquiry framework. This is an


Shared Metacognitive Awareness
D. Randy Garrison
December 7, 2019
Metacognition is central to the awareness and success of inquiry learning. Moreover, it is the means in which we learn to learn so we can continue to meet new learning


Understanding CoI Presences
D. Randy Garrison
October 30, 2019
After taking a short sabbatical this summer I return with a couple of recent studies that I believe enhances our understanding and credibility of the CoI framework with regard to


Social and Cognitive Presence Relationships
D. Randy Garrison
June 17, 2019
In this blog my focus is on a very interesting research publication by Rolim, V., Ferreira, R., Lins, R. D., &


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.