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

In this first post of the New Year I will focus on creating an effective community of inquiry. This is the teaching presence responsibility to design a purposeful, collaborative and trusting community of learners. When we turn to the practical aspects of a CoI (community of inquiry), much attention has been directed to issues of facilitation. This should not be surprising as the CoI framework is a dynamic process model of thinking and learning collaboratively - not a static structural design template. Perhaps for this reason much less research has been directed to the crucial aspect of design. Design maps most of what can and will occur in an educational experience. For this reason I want to turn my attention to designing courses and programs that are shaped by the CoI framework.

Empirical evidence shows that design influences engagement (Manwaring et al. ...

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RECENT ACTIVITY

Rita Cui Ramos
Joined January 16, 2018
University of the Philippines Open University, Philippines


Anastasia Thymniou
Joined January 10, 2018
AUTH University, Greece


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


Designing a Community of Inquiry
D. Randy Garrison
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 presence responsibility to design a purposeful,


Chan Chang-Tik
Joined December 27, 2017
Monash University Malaysia, Malaysia


Sarah Hyde
Joined December 14, 2017
Charles Sturt University, Australia


Todd J. B. Blayone
Joined December 10, 2017
Researcher, Collaboritsi.com, Ukraine
Todd's mixed-methods, interventionist, collaborative-development research explores transformative, digitally-supported activity systems in


The Impact of Teaching Presence
D. Randy Garrison
November 27, 2017
I have described teaching presence as the essential element of a community of inquiry that sustains a purposeful collaborative inquiry learning experience. Moreover, research has


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


Social Presence and Interdependence
D. Randy Garrison
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 framework. It is my view that some studies do not fully


Cognitive Presence and Critical Thinking
D. Randy Garrison
September 5, 2017
I would like to continue my consideration of cognition in a community of inquiry with an examination of the foundational literature associated with critical thinking. A recent


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


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


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
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.