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ERIC Number: EJ916696
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: N/A
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 33
ISSN: ISSN-0830-0445
Community of Inquiry in e-Learning: A Critical Analysis of the Garrison and Anderson Model
Jezegou, Annie
Journal of Distance Education, v24 n3 2010
This article is based on a constructively critical analysis of the "community of inquiry" model developed by Garrison and Anderson (2003) as part of their "e-learning" research. The authors claim that certain collaborative interactions create "distant presence" fostering the emergence of a "community of inquiry" which has a positive influence on individual and collective learning. More specifically, the article points out that until now the model's theoretical foundations had not been made explicit and provides important insights concerning these epistemological considerations. It also suggests a number of theoretical perspectives which strengthen the authors' presentation of the conceptual anchorings of the model. Thus the major contribution of this article is to show the potential of Garrison and Anderson's model for the research in the field of "e-learning." (Contains 6 footnotes, 1 figure and 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Canada; France; United States