THE COMMUNITY OF INQUIRY
A CoI FOR THE CoI
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LATEST EDITORIAL
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 presence (learner or learning presence) emerged from the work of Shea et al. (2012). Succinctly, learner presence was proposed to address the characteristics of learners and explain self-direction and motivation. The argument was that self-direction and motivation of the individual learner needs to be accounted for in the Community of Inquiry (CoI) framework. Unfortunately, however, there are two problems with this. The first and most fundamental problem is that this approach is incongruent with the basic premise of a collaborative community of inquiry. The second problem is that the supposed need for learner presence has been addressed with the development of the shared metacognition construct. The first issue of incongruence has been addressed previously (Garrison, 2017) so I will focus most of my comments on how best to address the issue of self-direction.

The issue of self-direction has been resolved with the shared metacognition construct (Garrison & Akyol, 2015a, 2015b). ...

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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 quality online and hybrid programs and courses to students in our graduate and undergraduate programs.  Twenty-seven percent of Masters Programs in US schools of nursing offer courses online (Brooks & Morse, 2015) as do the majority of RN-BS programs. Further, a growing number of RN to MSN programs are also finding new homes online (AACN, 2015). These numbers are increasing based in part on the call from the IOM (2011) to increase BSN prepared nurses and to practice at the full extent of their license. Despite this growing demand and need for online programs that allow current RNs to further their education (undergraduate and graduate), faculty development in this rapidly expanding teaching modality is often limited. Faculty teaching in these online and hybrid courses need training in designing and delivering effective high quality online learning environments (Lloyd, Byrne, & McCoy, 2012).

A faculty development initiative to obtain expert training and consultation for faculty development in a well-researched framework called Community of Inquiry (CoI) ensued. ...

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David Siemens
Joined November 5, 2017
Capella University, United States


Debbie Gonzalez
Joined October 29, 2017
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Marium Iqbal
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Mark Anthoney
Joined October 26, 2017
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I have taught classroom-based media production courses and large enrollment online courses at The University of Iowa. I also have over


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


Guo-shuai LAN
Joined October 11, 2017
professor, Henan University, School of Education, China
PH.D in Educational Techology From Nanjing Normal


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


Cognitive Presence in a CoI
D. Randy Garrison
July 31, 2017
The focus of the Community of Inquiry framework is thinking and learning collaboratively. At the heart of this shared learning experience is the cognitive presence construct which


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


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


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


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%
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.