THE COMMUNITY OF INQUIRY
A CoI FOR THE CoI
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LATEST EDITORIAL
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 CoI presence relationships. The first study by Kucuk and Richardson (2019) “investigated the structural relationships among the three CoI presences ... and satisfaction in fully online courses (p. 206). They concluded that “teaching presence, cognitive presence, emotional engagement, behavioral engagement, and cognitive engagement were significant predictors of satisfaction, and these determinants explained 88% of the variance in satisfaction” (p. 196). Moreover, “the dominant determinant of satisfaction was found to be teaching presence, which had direct and indirect effects on satisfaction (p. 196). According to this result, we can infer that when teaching presence is strong, online learners are more likely to be satisfied with their online courses.

It was also shown “that cognitive presence is very important to maintaining engagement” (p. 208) and facilitating deep engagement in learning. From this Kucuk and Richardson stated that “triggering cognitive engagement may lead to deep engagement in all aspects of the learning process” (p. 208). The significance here is that cognitive engagement (collaborative inquiry) leads to deep and meaningful approaches to learning which is the core premise of the CoI framework. Another important conclusion of this study that I want to draw your attention to is ...

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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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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.