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World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2007 (Oct 15, 2007) pp. 197–204
Distance learning is becoming a widespread phenomenon as a result of changing human needs and developments on technology. Therefore it is getting crucial importance how to design and develop effective and efficient distance learning environments in...
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2007 (Jun 25, 2007) pp. 4571–4575
In this paper, a research model called E³D (Explanatory, Exploratory, Evaluative and Development) is proposed for the field of instructional technology basing on the criticisms and suggestions on the methodological side of the field. The model...
Topics: Research Methods
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2007 (Jun 25, 2007) pp. 4576–4583
This paper examines the famous media-method debate more comprehensively. The debate is re-examined according to three main aspects of the instructional technology field: theoretical, methodological and technological. Focusing on the changes occurred ...
World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2007 (Oct 15, 2007) pp. 6724–6730
In this study, it is aimed to examine undergraduate students' perceptions of distance education basing on their prior knowledge or experience. In the first week of a course about Distance Education, students were asked to write their opinions about...
THE DEVELOPMENT OF A COMMUNITY OF INQUIRY OVER TIME IN AN ONLINE COURSE: UNDERSTANDING THE PROGRESSION AND INTEGRATION OF SOCIAL, COGNITIVE AND TEACHING PRESENCE
Online Learning Journal Vol. 12, No. 3 (Dec 17, 2008)
The purpose of this study was to explore the dynamics of an online educational experience through the lens of the Community of Inquiry framework. Transcript analysis of online discussion postings and the Community of Inquiry survey were applied in...
International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning Vol. 9, No. 2 (Jun 30, 2008)
Internet and Higher Education Vol. 14, No. 3 (July 2011) pp. 183–190
Metacognition is an important aspect of human intelligence and higher learning. There is the recognition that metacognition is not just a private internal activity but also socially situated. In this context, the purpose of this research is to...
Journal of Computing in Higher Education Vol. 21, No. 1 (April 2009) pp. 19–30
It is argued in this article that the convergence of collaborative constructivist ideas and emerging instructional technologies are transforming higher education. The article begins with an overview of instructional and communications technology and ...
The Development of a Community of Inquiry over Time in an Online Course: Understanding the Progression and Integration of Social, Cognitive and Teaching Presence
Journal of Asynchronous Learning Networks Vol. 12, No. 3 (December 2008) pp. 3–22
The purpose of this study was to explore the dynamics of an online educational experience through the lens of the Community of Inquiry framework. Transcript analysis of online discussion postings and the Community of Inquiry survey were applied to...
International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning Vol. 10, No. 6 (Dec 14, 2009) pp. 65–83
This paper discusses findings of a mixed method approach to a study of the development of a community of inquiry in an online and a blended learning environment. A graduate course delivered online and in a blended format was the context of the study....
Interactive Learning Environments Vol. 19, No. 3 (2011) pp. 231–246
This study investigated the effect of time on the development of a community of inquiry by examining an online course offered over two different time periods. The study was guided by the Community of Inquiry (CoI) framework (Garrison, Anderson, &...
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2007 (Jun 25, 2007) pp. 1317–1325
This study investigated how ten selected instructors from the Middle East Technical University perceive teaching in smart classroom. Instructors who experienced teaching in smart classroom for a seminar or lecture were interviewed using structured...
The relationship between course socio-epistemological orientations and student perceptions of community of inquiry
Internet and Higher Education Vol. 13, No. 1 (January 2010) pp. 66–68
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...
Zehra Akyol; J Ben Arbaugh; Marti Cleveland-Innes; D Randy Garrison; Phil Ice; Jennifer C. Richardson; Karen Swan
The Journal of Distance Education / Revue de l'ducation Distance Vol. 23, No. 2 (2009) pp. 123–135
The Community of Inquiry (CoI) framework has become a prominent model of teaching and learning in online and blended learning environments. Considerable research has been conducted which employs the framework with promising results, resulting in...