D. Randy Garrison
EDITOR
ORGANIZATIONUniversity of Calgary
PROFESSIONProfessor Emeritus
COUNTRYCanada
WEBSITEhttps://coi.athabascau.ca/

D. Randy Garrison is professor emeritus at the University of Calgary.

Dr. Garrison has published extensively on teaching and learning in adult, higher and distance education contexts. He has authored, co-authored or edited twelve books and well over 100 refereed articles/chapters.

His recent books are Thinking Collaboratively: Learning in a Community of Inquiry (2016) and E-Learning in the 21st Century: A Community of Inquiry Framework for Research and Practice (3rd Edition) (2017); for which he won second place for the Association for Educational Communications and Technology, Division of Distance Learning Book Award, 2017.

RESEARCH INTERESTS
community of inquiry framework, shared metacognition


D. RANDY GARRISON'S EDITORIALS

Social and Cognitive Presence Relationships
June 17, 2019
In this blog my focus is on a very interesting research publication by

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

Hierarchical Validation of the CoI Framework
April 3, 2019
Without question the most important feature of the Community of Inquiry (CoI) theoretical framework is the growing evidence as...

Implementing Shared Metacognition
February 27, 2019
Metacognition is key to learning how to learn. Metacognitive approaches to learning starts with designing and planning the...

Design Principles
January 4, 2019
At the core of the Community of Inquiry (CoI) framework is critical discourse in the service of inquiry. The CoI framework...

MOOCs and the Community of Inquiry
December 5, 2018
Structured massive open online courses (MOOCs) provide cost-effective access to high quality course materials. This approach to...

Shared Metacognition
October 23, 2018
If I had to pick an area of research with the greatest potential for understanding thinking and learning in a collaborative...

Validity of CoI
September 29, 2018
Students have frequently asked me for references that validate the CoI framework and associated survey instrument. My...

Learning Analytics and the CoI framework
September 3, 2018
Advances in learning analytics focused on understanding and shaping the learning environment would seem to have a natural fit...

Learning Outcomes and Presences
July 10, 2018
In this post I will pick-up on the topic of learning outcomes and the CoI framework that I addressed in a previous editorial...

Assessment of CoI Revisions
June 1, 2018
For those interested in the theoretical aspects of the CoI framework let me draw your attention to an inventory and assessment...

Facilitation Responsibilities
April 26, 2018
Nothing may be more central to the success of a community of inquiry than facilitation. Yes, design is a crucial predicate;...

Critical Thinking and Social Media: An Argument for Learning Communities
March 13, 2018
With all the attention focused on "fake news" I began to think about how the principles and processes of the CoI framework...

Designing a Community of Inquiry
January 2, 2018
In this first post of the New Year I will focus on creating an effective community of inquiry. This is the teaching...

The Impact of Teaching Presence
November 27, 2017
I have described teaching presence as the essential element of a community of inquiry that sustains a purposeful collaborative...

Other Presences?
October 24, 2017
The focus of this post is an examination of two recent articles that suggest adding a fourth presence within the Community...

Social Presence and Interdependence
October 2, 2017
In this post I wish to draw your attention to the violation of one of the basic assumptions of the Community of Inquiry...

Cognitive Presence and Critical Thinking
September 5, 2017
I would like to continue my consideration of cognition in a community of inquiry with an examination of the foundational...

Cognitive Presence in a CoI
July 31, 2017
The focus of the Community of Inquiry framework is thinking and learning collaboratively. At the heart of this shared learning...

CoI and Learning Outcomes
June 19, 2017
The topic of this post is to explore the issue of learning outcomes and the Community of Inquiry framework. This is significant...

CoI Relationships
May 25, 2017
Kadir Kozan (2016) provides us with a significant piece of research that provides

Confirmation Bias and Fake News
April 3, 2017
Our goal with this Blog is to raise ideas and attempt to resolve issues associated with thinking and learning collaboratively...
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