Welcome to the Community of Inquiry.


                Thispost builds on a previous post regarding the outcomes of a community of inquirylearning experience (July 2018). Notwithstanding the encouraging findingsaddressed in the previous post, I suggested at the time that this is animportant topic requiring further research. As such I was very pleased to see severalrecent articles that focused on outcomes in collaborative learningenvironments. The first article by Sofer and Cohen (2019) looked at completionof an online course and pass/fail outcomes. They concluded that engagement significantly predicted bothcompletion and success. ...


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).

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
The first results have been published in Spanish:

  • Gil-Jaurena, I. ...



Ronnie Wilson Jr.
Joined May 13, 2019
St. Mary's University School of Law, United States

Success in a CoI Environment
D. Randy Garrison
May 13, 2019

Mohd Muslim Md Zalli
Joined April 15, 2019
Lecturer, PhD student, Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris, Malaysia
Mohd Muslim Md Zalli currently works at the Faculty of Human Development, Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris (UPSI). He does research in

Jane Nodder
Joined April 12, 2019
University of Lancaster, United Kingdom

Teresa Valais
Joined April 12, 2019
American University, United States

Brichaya Shah
Joined April 9, 2019
Georgia State University, United States

Hierarchical Validation of the CoI Framework
D. Randy Garrison
April 3, 2019
Without question the most important feature of the Community of Inquiry (CoI) theoretical framework is the growing evidence as to its construct validity (see

Implementing Shared Metacognition
D. Randy Garrison
February 27, 2019
Metacognition is key to learning how to learn. Metacognitive approaches to learning starts with designing and planning the learning experience. Metacognition means increasing

Design Principles
D. Randy Garrison
January 4, 2019
At the core of the Community of Inquiry (CoI) framework is critical discourse in the service of inquiry. The CoI framework identifies three overlapping elements (social, cognitive

MOOCs and the Community of Inquiry
D. Randy Garrison
December 5, 2018
Structured massive open online courses (MOOCs) provide cost-effective access to high quality course materials. This approach to online learning, however, exhibits an inherent

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) analyzed the educational practices in 25 courses delivered at UNED (Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia), Spain, using the"Community

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

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.