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Lowenthal, Patrick R.; Dunlap, Joanna C. – Internet and Higher Education, 2010
The Community of Inquiry (CoI) framework is a comprehensive guide to the research "and" practice of online learning. One of the most challenging aspects of establishing a CoI in online courses is finding the best way to attend to each element of the CoI framework in a primarily text-based environment. In our online courses, we have examined the…
Descriptors: Story Telling, Guidelines, Communities of Practice, Inquiry
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Akyol, Zehra; Ice, Phil; Garrison, Randy; Mitchell, Rob – Internet and Higher Education, 2010
The Community of Inquiry Framework is based on the premise that online learning is a collaborative constructivist activity. However, not all courses are similarly oriented. In general, courses can be divided into constructivist and objectivist. In constructivist courses, learners develop solutions to problems through sustained discourse and…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Constructivism (Learning), Distance Education, Online Courses