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

Nothing may be more central to the success of a community of inquiry than facilitation. Yes, design is a crucial predicate; however, if design is congruent with the purpose and CoI principles, then the ensuing dynamics are dependent upon the participatory facilitation of all group members and their willingness to assume responsibility for the personal and collaborative learning dynamic.

From this perspective I want to highlight the findings of a study that explored the dynamics of facilitating discourse in a community of inquiry. Specifically the study compared peer-directed and instructor-directed facilitation strategies using the Cognitive Presence (Practical Inquiry) model. The research concluded that "a peer-facilitation approach is more effective for fostering critical thinking and collaborative discourse" (Oh et al., 2018).

Similarly, another study looking at social presence found that fostering creative collaboration with less directive approaches can be effective. They concluded that "Any time that we direct the social or cognitive aspects of the learning environment, ultimately we are taking away those opportunities for the students to take full responsibility over negotiating the needed solutions to the challenges they face" (Hod, et al., 2018, p. 12).

These are important findings that provide confirmation to previous theoretical speculations with regard to encouraging participation. ...

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The project (March-December 2018) will analyze the educational practices in some courses delivered at UNED (Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia), Spain, using the"Community of Inquiry" (CoI) framework. The aim is to set recommendations based on the analysis.

We will translate, adapt and validate 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 ...

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RECENT ACTIVITY

William C. Hyder
Joined May 11, 2018
National University, United States


Kathryn Garden
Joined May 3, 2018
SPARK Schools, South Africa


Roshini Pillay
Joined April 30, 2018
The University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa


Facilitation Responsibilities
D. Randy Garrison
April 26, 2018
Nothing may be more central to the success of a community of inquiry than facilitation. Yes, design is a crucial predicate; however, if design is congruent with the purpose and


mustapha almasi
Joined April 22, 2018
Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium


Nirmal Trivedi
Joined April 19, 2018
Kennesaw State University, United States


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) will analyze the educational practices in some courses delivered at UNED (Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia), Spain, using the"Commun


Critical Thinking and Social Media: An Argument for Learning Communities
D. Randy Garrison
March 13, 2018
With all the attention focused on "fake news" I began to think about how the principles and processes of the CoI framework might be relevant to this issue. The attached paper (abst


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,


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


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
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.