Share Paper: Building Bridges to Advance the Community of Inquiry Framework for Online Learning

  1. Shea Peter, University at Albany, State University of New York, United States
  2. Jennifer Richardson, Purdue University, United States
Wednesday, June 22 4:40 PM-5:05 PM Virtual Room 2

Abstract: It seems inevitable that online learning will continue to play a key role in all sectors of education and, accordingly, that online pedagogy deserves a more mainstream focus. To help build joint understanding of foundational knowledge between the online learning, educational technology, and educational psychology communities, this article summarizes the most frequently cited conceptual model that shapes research and practice in the field of higher education online learning: the Community of Inquiry (CoI) framework (Garrison et al., 2000). This presentation describes the original CoI model and its foundational components (i.e., cognitive, social, and teaching presence) and highlights opportunities for improvement ...