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ERIC Number: ED541487
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 347
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: 978-1-4666-2110-7
Educational Communities of Inquiry: Theoretical Framework, Research and Practice
Akyol, Zehra; Garrison, D. Randy
IGI Global
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. Contents include: (1) Theoretical Foundations and Epistemological Insights of the Community of Inquiry (D. Randy Garrison); (2) Community of Philosophical Inquiry Online and Off: Retrospectus and Prospectus (David Kennedy and Nadia S. Kennedy); (3) Metacognitive Development within the Community of Inquiry (Zehra Akyol); (4) From Distance Education to Communities of Inquiry: A Review of Historical Developments (Aylin Tekiner Tolu and Linda Shuford Evans); (5) A Follow-Up Study of the Indicators of Teaching Presence Critical to Students in Online Courses (Kathleen Sheridan, Melissa A. Kelly, and David T. Bentz); (6) Effective Teaching Practices to Foster Vibrant Communities of Inquiry in Synchronous Online Learning (Annie Saint-Jacques); (7) Redesigning Teaching Presence in Order to Enhance Cognitive Presence: A Longitudinal Analysis (Bart Rienties, Bas Giesbers, Dirk Tempelaar, and Simon Lygo-Baker); (8) Coaching for Cognitive Presence: A Model for Enhancing Online Discussions (David S. Stein and Constance E. Wanstreet); (9) Strategies and Principles to Develop Cognitive Presence in Online Discussions (Kim A. Hosler and Bridget D. Arend); (10) An Online Resource to Foster Cognitive Presence (Douglas Archibald); (11) Relationship between Types of Question Prompts and Critical Thinking in Online Discussions (Jennifer C. Richardson, Ayesha Sadaf, and Peggy A. Ertmer); (12) Cooperative and Collaborative Strategies in Blended and Online Learning Environments (Christine E. Nickel and Richard C. Overbaugh); (13) Let's Enhance Learners' Cultural Discussions: Developing a Community of Inquiry in a Blended Course (Ana Oskoz); (14) Application of CoI to Design CSCL for EFL Online Asynchronous Discussion (Yoshiko Goda and Masanori Yamada); (15) The Case for the Community of Inquiry (CoI) Influencing Student Retention (Katrina A. Meyer); (16) Community of Inquiry Framework, Digital Technologies, and Student Assessment in Higher Education (Norman Vaughan); (17) Pedagogical Counseling Program Development through an Adapted Community of Inquiry Framework (Maria Fernanda Aldana-Vargas, Albert Gras-Marti, Juny Montoya, and Luz Adriana Osorio); (18) Fostering Social Presence in a Blended Learning Faculty Development Institute (David S. Goldstein, Carol Leppa, Andreas Brockhaus, Rebecca Bliquez, and Ian Porter); (19) Teaching in an Online Community of Inquiry: Faculty Role Adjustment in the New Higher Education (Martha Cleveland-Innes); (20) Pedagogical Requirements in a University-Context Characterized by Online and Blended Courses: Results from a Study Undertaken through Fifteen Canadian Universities (Dodzi J.-A. Amemado); (21) Expanding the CoI: Finding the Hidden Wholeness in Online Learning and Online Working (Sebastian Romualdo Diaz); (22) Through the Looking Glass: Emerging Technologies and the Community of Inquiry Framework (Phil Ice and Melissa Burgess); (23) An Exploratory Study of Cross-Cultural Engagement in the Community of Inquiry: Instructor Perspectives and Challenges (Viviane Vladimirschi); (24) Developing Communities of Inquiry in Online Courses: A Design-Based Approach (Daniel Matthews, Leonard Bogle, Emily Boles, Scott L. Day, and Karen Swan); and (25) Design-Based Approach for the Implementation of an International Cyberlearning Community of Inquiry for Medical Education (Yianna Vovides and Kristine Korhumel).
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Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: Students; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada