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

LATEST EDITORIAL
D. Randy Garrison
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 and interesting in that the CoI framework is not based on outcomes directly but instead the process of practical inquiry and how participants collaboratively construct knowledge in a deep and meaningful approach (Akyol, Arbaugh, Cleveland-Innes, Garrison, Ice, Richardson, & Swan, 2009). This is the dynamic that educators have a direct influence over. However, while the focus of the CoI framework is on the educational transaction it is not disassociated from intended learning outcomes. Explicitly the inquiry process is intended to realize deep and meaningful learning outcomes. The issue of learning outcomes associated with the CoI framework may be the most important and challenging focus of future research.

To this end I would like to briefly discuss two recent articles that address the issue of an apparent lack of evidence associated with whether a CoI fosters deep and meaningful learning outcomes. ...

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How do online synchronous sessions support student learning in professional graduate programs where students are engaging in research active opportunities for scholarship of the profession?

 

As technology improves, online education is becoming a more accepted educational format.  Using webconferencing tools, such as Adobe Connect, allows instructors to meet with students synchronously, or in real-time during the semester.  With its similarity to face-to-face instruction, we wanted to better understand how instructors designed their synchronous sessions to promote student learning.  First, our research team explored if, and how, instructors used signature pedagogies <http://werklund.ucalgary.ca/ideas/archive> within the synchronous sessions. ...

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RECENT ACTIVITY

Sarah Elaine Eaton
Joined June 21, 2017
University of Calgary, Canada


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


Barb Brown
Joined June 21, 2017
Instructor, Werklund School of Education, University of Calgary, Canada
Dr. Barb Brown is Director of Professional Graduate Programs in Education and Partner Research Schools in the Werklund School of Education


CoI and Learning Outcomes
D. Randy Garrison
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 and interesting in that the CoI framework is not


Kim Steele
Joined June 19, 2017
State University of New York, University at Albany, United States


Gina Romano
Joined June 15, 2017
Ocean County College, United States


Ilona Van Galen
Joined June 14, 2017
GoTAFE, Australia


Best Practices in Blended Learning: Developing a Community of Professors and Students through Bricks and Clicks
Shehzad Ghani, Dr. Maurice Taylor, Sait Atas, Michael Fairbrother
June 13, 2017
The scope of the project is to better understand how university professors can improve the quality of learning, teaching and the student experience through the development and


CoI Relationships
D. Randy Garrison
May 25, 2017
Kadir Kozan (2016) provides us with a significant piece of research that provides important insights with regard to the relationships


Supporting Discourse using Technology-Mediated Communication: The Community of Inquiry Model in Second Level Education
Adrian O'Connor, Niall Seery, Donal Canty
May 18, 2017
In Ireland, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) reported that in 2012, 98% of 15-year-old pupils have at least one computer at home, but only 64%


Confirmation Bias and Fake News
D. Randy Garrison
April 3, 2017
Our goal with this Blog is to raise ideas and attempt to resolve issues associated with thinking and learning collaboratively in a purposeful community of inquiry. I would
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.