Zehra Akyol

Zehra Akyol is a researcher and practitioner with interests in teaching, online learning, and blended learning environments. She received her PhD degree in Educational Technology. She conducted her doctoral research at the University of Calgary, with focus on community development in online and blended learning environments, as well as the factors affecting the development of communities of inquiry in these learning environments. Recently, she has been studying metacognitive development in a community of inquiry environment in relation to learning and cognition. She is actively involved in inquiry research and serves on the editorial review boards for several journals in distance education technology.


Educational Communities of Inquiry: Theoretical Framework, Research and Practice
Zehra Akyol, D. Randy Garrison. © 2013. 347 pages.
Communications technologies have been continuously integrated into learning and training environments which has revealed the need for a clear understanding of the process. The...
Learning and Satisfaction in Online Communities of Inquiry
Zehra Akyol, D. Randy Garrison. © 2011. 13 pages.
The purpose of this chapter is to explain the capability of the Community of Inquiry (CoI) framework as a research model to study student learning and satisfaction. The framework...