Educational Communities of Inquiry: Theoretical Framework, Research and Practice
Release Date: September, 2012. Copyright © 2013. 347 pages.
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DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-2110-7, ISBN13: 9781466621107, ISBN10: 1466621109, EISBN13: 9781466621114
Communications technologies have been continuously integrated into learning and training environments which has revealed the need for a clear understanding of the process. The Community of Inquiry (COI) Theoretical Framework has a philosophical foundation which provides planned guidelines and principles to development useful learning environments and guarantees successful educational experiences.
Educational Communities of Inquiry: Theoretical Framework, Research, and Practice is an extensive reference that offers theoretical foundations and developments associated with the COl theoretical framework. This collection is a valuable source of ideas, research opportunities, and challenges for scholars and practitioners in the field of education technology.
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Douglas Archibald (University of Ottawa, Canada)
This chapter extends the body of research surrounding the Community of Inquiry (CoI) framework and the literature on developing critical thinking in online environme...
María Fernanda Aldana-Vargas (Universidad de los Andes, Colombia), Albert Gras-Martí (Universidad de los Andes, Colombia), Juny Montoya (Universidad de los Andes, Colombia), Luz Adriana Osorio (Universidad de los Andes, Colombia)
This chapter describes an institutional Pedagogical Counseling program-assessment and systematizing initiative in terms of an adapted Community of Inquiry framework....
David S. Goldstein (University of Washington Bothell, USA), Carol Leppa (University of Washington Bothell, USA), Andreas Brockhaus (University of Washington Bothell, USA), Rebecca Bliquez (University of Washington Bothell, USA), Ian Porter (University of Washington Bothell, USA)
To help faculty develop well-designed blended courses, the Community of Inquiry (CoI) framework (Garrison, Anderson & Archer, 2000) was used to design and deliver a...
Daniel Matthews (University of Illinois Springfield, USA), Leonard Bogle (University of Illinois Springfield, USA), Emily Boles (University of Illinois Springfield, USA), Scott L. Day (University of Illinois Springfield, USA), Karen Swan (University of Illinois Springfield, USA)
This chapter reports on ongoing design-based research being conducted in the fully online Master of Arts in Teacher Leadership (MTL) program at the University of Ill...
Reviews and Testimonials
Akyol, a researcher and practitioner interested in teaching and learning online and blended learning environments, and Garrison (education, U. of Calgary, Canada) present 25 chapters by education and other researchers from Canada, the US, Europe, Japan, and South America. They examine the community of inquiry framework, which focuses on higher-level learning processes to develop learning environments through three elements: social presence (the sense of belonging through the development of climate and interpersonal relationships in the community); cognitive presence (the progression through the phases of practical inquiry to construct and confirm meaning through discourse); and teaching presence (the design, facilitation, and direction through a course of study). The chapters present research and practice associated with this framework, for researchers and practitioners, students, and educators, and discuss its theoretical foundations, philosophical roots, the place of metacognitive awareness, and its historical development in distance education, followed by design and implementation issues, including the role of teaching presence, blending synchronous and asynchronous online learning, the relationship between teaching presence and cognitive presence, promoting discussion skills, nurturing cognitive presence and fostering critical thinking, question prompts, group projects, blended foreign language courses, student retention, and assessment. The last two sections address administrative issues and organizational support and emerging research and practice issues.
– Book News Inc. Portland, OR
The chapters provide an in-depth overview and discussion of the theoretical foundations and developments in communities of inquiry, offering theory and practical applications in all aspects of higher education. [...] This book is valuable for anyone working on online education who wants to engage students more, wants to incorporate inquiry and critical thinking, and anyone considering entering the field of higher education.
– Sara Marcus, American Reference Books Annual
- Assessment in a CoI
- Critical Thinking in a Community of Inquiry
- Global Perspectives, Culture, Gender
- Institutional Case Studies
- Learning and the Role of Learners
- Metacognition in a Community of Inquiry
- Problem Solving in a Community of Inquiry
- Strategic Planning
- Teaching and the Role of Teachers
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