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A Constructivist Approach to Online Learning: The Community of Inquiry Framework
Swan, Karen · Garrison, Randy · Richardson, Jennifer

Published2009
Book titleInformation Technology and Constructivism in Higher Education: Progressive Learning Frameworks
Pages 43-57
PublisherHershey

ABSTRACT
This chapter presents a theoretical model of online learning, the Community of Inquiry (CoI) framework, which is grounded in John Dewey‟s progressive understanding of education. The CoI framework is a process model of online learning which views the online educational experience as arising from the interaction of three presences – social presence, cognitive presence, and teaching presence. Each of these three elements in the CoI model are described and related to Dewey‟s work, and research findings and issues concerning them reviewed. The development of a common CoI survey measure that promises to address some of these issues is described and discussed. The chapter concludes with emerging findings from new studies which use the CoI survey, directions for future research, and practical uses of the CoI model.

Keywords Community of Inquiry · Online Learning · Social Presence · Teaching Presence · Cognitive Presence · John Dewey · Constructivism

CoI focusFull model
ContributionConceptual
Study aim"This chapter will present and discuss the Community of Inquiry (CoI) framework (Garrison, Anderson & Archer, 2000), a process model of online learning, the core of which is a collaborative constructivist view. Each of the three elements of the CoI model – cognitive presence, social presence and teaching presence -- will be described and related to Dewey‟s work, and research findings concerning them reviewed"
LanguageEnglish
RefereedYes
DOI10.4018/978-1-60566-654-9.ch004
URLhttps://www.igi-global.com/chapter/constructivist-approach-online-learning/23488
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