LACOI: REPRESENTATION OF A COMMUNITY OF INQUIRY IN COOPERATIVE ONLINE-BASED COURSES THROUGH LEARNING ANALYTICS
PRESENCESSocial Presence, Cognitive Presence, Teaching Presence

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.

Our goal is to create CoI dashboards for teachers and students and to assess whether they have an impact on teaching, the learning process, or learning outcome. To put it in a nutshell, we investigate whether it is possible to develop a comprehensive, automated representation and visualization of the Community of Inquiry (CoI) and its presences (with emphasis on cognitive and social presence) for individual online-based courses. It is important for us to develop a deep understanding of the premises of the theoretical CoI framework and to implement this in our course designs. For the automated representation of the presences, we use the established coding scheme according to Garrison et al (2001) as a starting point. We have currently been coding a selected course to create a gold standard for automated analyses and face challenges in interpreting the indicators of the coding scheme as well as the content of online discussion contributions.

We will be pleased to share our initial results with the community.

 

Elske Ammenwerth elske.ammenwerth@umit.at (primary project lead)

Werner Hackl werner.hackl@umit.at

Verena Dornauer verena.dornauer@umit.at

Lisa-Maria Norz lisa-maria.norz@umit.at

Eva Kaczko eva.kaczko@umit.at

 

We are honored that Dr. Leah Macfadyen from the University of British Columbia supports our project with her expertise.





POST A COMMENT
ABOUT THE AUTHORS



PROJECT KEYWORDS



RECENT PROJECTS

Willingness to communicate in online learning environments (WTC-OLE) in higher education and the relationship with the community of inquiry (CoI) presences.
Anastasios Katsaris, Alice Doherty
October 7, 2020
Dissertation for:   MSc Psychology (degree awarded with merit, dissertation with distinction)

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 ( www.umit-tirol.at

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 of Inquiry" (CoI) framework. The aim was to set recommendations based on the ...

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.winursing.org/collaborative-learning-experience-and-opportunities/

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 distance education. The emergence of MOOCs was of both interest and concern;
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.