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Internet and Higher Education Vol. 13, No. 1 (January 2010) pp. 5–9
This article provides a personal perspective about the development of the seminal papers associated with the Community of Inquiry Framework. The framework and its construction are described. The main part of the paper explores the evolution of the...
The Journal of Distance Education / Revue de l'ducation Distance Vol. 14, No. 2 (1999) pp. 50–71
Discusses computer conferencing in higher education, presents a community of inquiry model that includes benefits of computer conferencing, and discusses social presence, defined as the ability of learners to project themselves socially and...
Internet and Higher Education Vol. 13, No. 1 (January 2010) p. 69
A research group at the University of Alberta is attempting to apply the Community of Inquiry framework to all components of courses, rather than only the online discussion component.
American Journal of Distance Education Vol. 15, No. 1 (2001) pp. 7–23
Presents encouraging empirical findings related to an attempt to create an efficient and reliable instrument to assess the nature and quality of critical discourse and thinking in a text-based educational context. Suggests that cognitive presence ...
Adopting Disruptive Technologies in Traditional Universities: Continuing Education as an Incubator for Innovation
Canadian Journal of University Continuing Education Vol. 25, No. 1 (1999) pp. 13–30
Traditional universities are feeling the impact of "disruptive technologies" such as distance education. Seeing how businesses have responded to such disruptions, universities should "incubate" innovations in a semiautonomous unit such as continuing ...
Internet and Higher Education Vol. 2, No. 2 pp. 87–105
The purpose of this study is to provide conceptual order and a tool for the use of computer-mediated communication (CMC) and computer conferencing in supporting an educational experience. Central to the study introduced here is a model of community...
Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration Vol. 12, No. 4 (2009)
Higher education is currently undergoing what may be its most significant change since the advent of the printing press in the fifteenth century. A number of socioeconomic forces, primarily globalization, have increased student mobility and created...