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

The focus of this short post is to highlight the essential role of faculty development and the role of the Community of Inquiry (CoI) framework in supporting faculty moving to online and blended learning. It has become apparent during the COVID pandemic that the success of online learning is strongly dependent upon approach and preparation. This point was made recently by O’Ceallaigh (2022) when he argued that “designing, navigating and nurturing purposeful and engaging virtual learning spaces for students” (p. 1) positively impacts online learning. Moreover, to achieve positive outcomes moving to online learning there must be clarity to pedagogical approach that provides rationale and commitment. This is where the CoI framework has become the theoretical foundation of choice in conceptualizing and guiding faculty through the intricacies of designing and delivering online and blended learning. The effectiveness of the CoI framework to structure and guide faculty in re-designing their courses was demonstrated early in its development (Vaughan & Garrison, 2006).

The evidence has continued to grow that the CoI framework is a viable conceptual guidance in designing and delivering online and blended learning. ...

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The Private University for Health Sciences, Medical Informatics and Technology UMIT TIROL (www.umit-tirol.at) offers high-quality academic education and advanced training in the fields that have turned out to be of increasing importance in modern health care and technology. For example, in the field of medical informatics, we offer a part-time continuing education program that provides in-depth knowledge in the area of digitization and information management in healthcare. The program is completely online and its course design is based on the Community of Inquiry Framework. This year, we have started a comprehensive project based on the CoI Framework: LACOI: Representation of a Community of Inquiry in Cooperative Online-based Courses through Learning Analytics.

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RECENT ACTIVITY

Rita Zuba Prokopetz
Joined June 27, 2022
Educational Consultant, Canada
Doctor of Education in Distance Education - Athabasca


Ibrahim Garba
Joined June 27, 2022
e-Learning coordinator, Liverpool University;King Abdulaziz University, United Kingdom
I am an educator currently working in Saudi Arabia. I have been writing my thesis which to a great extent relies on the COI framework. I


Carmen Jensen-Tebb
Joined June 18, 2022
Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology, Canada


Michael Wong
Joined June 15, 2022
Assistant Professor, McMaster University, Canada


Amber Porter
Joined June 7, 2022
Learning and Instructional Design Specialist, University of Calgary, Canada


Faculty Development and the Community of Inquiry
D. Randy Garrison
May 6, 2022
The focus of this short post is to highlight the essential role of faculty development and the role of the Community of Inquiry (CoI) framework in supporting faculty moving to


Automatic Detection of Social Presence
D. Randy Garrison
March 4, 2022
Several years ago, I provided an introduction to the role of learning analytics in the context of the Community of Inquiry framework and how we might facilitate collaborative


CoI Instrument Validation
D. Randy Garrison
November 25, 2021
My goal here is to simply draw your attention to a study that provides a comprehensive overview of Community of Inquiry (CoI) instrument studies directed to confirmation of the


CoI Questionnaire: 2.0?
D. Randy Garrison
July 13, 2021
My goal in this post is to draw attention to an important study that used advanced statistical techniques to analyze the CoI questionnaire (Abbitt & Boone, 2021). While


Purposeful and Social Interaction
D. Randy Garrison
April 22, 2021
In a previous editorial I had addressed the challenge of designing a collaborative inquiry that goes beyond simple interaction to achieve deep and meaningful learning (


LACOI: Representation of a Community of Inquiry in Cooperative Online-based Courses through Learning Analytics
Lisa-Maria Norz, Elske Ammenwerth, Werner Hackl, Verena Dornauer, Eva Kaczko
September 23, 2020
The Private University for Health Sciences, Medical Informatics and Technology UMIT TIROL (


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
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.