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(2010) pp. 1–182
This design-based study was the first empirical investigation of a new model of learning and instruction called Knowledge Community and Inquiry (KCI). In KCI, students are engaged as a learning community as they work on scaffolded inquiry activities ...
(2012) pp. 1–134
Online learning courses are taken by nearly 31% of college students (Allen & Seaman, 2011). The majority of those enrolled in online learning are graduate and non-traditional undergraduate students. Survey data from multiple sources show a growing...
(2013) pp. 1–109
This study explores collaborative online learning experiences of Japanese in-service teachers. Since 2009, Japanese teachers are required to take 30-hour of mandatory professional development seminars every 10 years. It has been four years since the ...
An exploration of synchronous communication in an online preservice ESOL course: Community of Inquiry perspective
(2010) pp. 1–417
Based on a collaborative and socio-constructivist approach to online education, the Community of Inquiry (CoI) model emphasizes creating an effective learning environment where students feel a connection with other learners and the instructor and...
The impact of online faculty characteristics on student satisfaction via the community of inquiry framework
The impact of online faculty characteristics on @?student@satisfaction via the community@of@inquiry @?framework (2010) pp. 1–146
This study examined the relationship between student satisfaction with faculty characteristics via the community of inquiry (CoI) framework. The CoI framework includes cognitive presence, social presence, and teaching presence. Subsets of teaching...
Examining Instructor and Student Perspectives of Online Interaction Through the Community of Inquiry Model
Examining Instructor and Student Perspectives of Online Interaction<p>Through the Community of Inquiry Model (2011) pp. 1–194
A major distinction between the online classroom and the traditional learning environment is the lack of face-to-face contact between participants. To compensate for this lack of physical presence, interaction takes on additional significance....
(2012) pp. 1–199
This qualitative inquiry explored the phenomenon of online learning on a community college campus within the paradigm of Community of Inquiry (CoI). The learning experience of 15 community college students taking fully online courses was examined in-...
(2012) pp. 1–85
As microblogging tools like Twitter and now Yammer become more prevalent, and as students from the Millennial generation continue to increase their enrollment in online courses, instructors and instructional designers need more information about how ...
Moving online: Using the community of inquiry framework to redesign English composition for international students
(2013) pp. 1–174
This project focuses on the design of an online version of Purdue University's English 10600-I, First Year Composition for International Students course. In order to determine the curriculum design approach that would be most likely to lead to...
Building an effective international community of inquiry for EFL professionals in an asynchronous online discussion board
Building an effective international community of inquiry for EFL professionals in an asynchronous online discussion@board (2008) pp. 1–328
With the capability of new Internet technology, use of online course management systems like Blackboard can facilitate the creation of international communities of professionals through computer-mediated communication (CMC). This study investigated...
The effects of collaborative tools on student perceptions of the Community of Inquiry framework in an online course
(2012) pp. 1–115
This study continues the exploration of the Community of Inquiry framework and how collaborative technologies, specifically wikis, can be used to impact student perception of social presence. The subjects were 78 graduate education students in three ...
Place-based Design: An Instructional Design Theory for Supporting Community-based Inquiry and Design Projects
(2013) pp. 1–239
Place-based education has been forwarded as a pedagogical approach that has the potential to contextualize learning, increase student engagement, and strengthen the relationship between schools and the broader community. Despite this promise,...
Assessing student perceptions of the community of inquiry model through group collaboration via online and face-to-face instruction
(2011) pp. 1–1711
The purpose of this mixed-method study was to assess student perceptions of teaching presence, social presence, and cognitive presence, measured by the Community of Inquiry Sacle (Arbaugh et al., 2008), through group collaboration via online and...
The path from insight to action: The case of an online learning community in support of collaborative teacher inquiry
The path from insight to action: The case of an online@learning@community in support of collaborative teacher@inquiry (2009) pp. 1–163
Teacher professional development is a complex enterprise (Sprinthall, Reiman, and Thies-Sprinthall, 1996). While many online professional development programs have been introduced over the past several years that provide continuous, job-embedded...
Community college faculty perspective on changing online course management systems: A phenomenological inquiry
(2011) pp. 1–168
This is a phenomenological research study about a college that is changing course management systems for online courses and the experiences that the full-time faculty go through during the transition from one course management system (CMS) to...
An Investigation of Online Educational Quality in Professional and Continuing Education Using the Community of Inquiry Framework
An Investigation of Online Educational Quality in Professional and<p>Continuing Education Using the Community of Inquiry Framework (2012) pp. 1–167
Beyond being responsive to the demand for online learning in the marketplace, UC Davis Extension lacks the system and tools to assess, improve and sustain the quality of online instruction it delivers. This study evaluates the strengths and...
Blogging: An inquiry into the efficacy of a Web-based technology for student reflection in community college computer science programs
Blogging: An inquiry into the efficacy of a Web-based @?technology for student @?reflection in community@college computer@science programs (2006) pp. 1–217
Reflection in learning is a pedagogical technique used to promote the higher order cognitive skills of analysis, synthesis, and evaluation that constitute the concept of critical thinking. To foster reflection in learning, the Internet technology of ...
Community of inquiry: A useful model for examining educational interactions in online graduate education courses at Christian colleges
Community@of@inquiry: A useful model for examining educational interactions in online graduate education courses at Christian@colleges (2009) pp. 1–175
Using the Community of Inquiry (COI) model as a framework, this case study analyzed the interactions of teacher and students in an online graduate level education course at a small Christian college in the Pacific Northwest. Using transcript content ...
A qualitative inquiry into the development and facilitation of a science education learning community through participation in an online graduate program
(2011) pp. 1–208
This study is a qualitative inquiry considering the development and facilitation of a science education community of practice according to the definition of Wenger (1998, 1999) through participation in the graduate online science education program ...
(1997) pp. 1–261
Scientists' external representations can help science education by providing powerful tools for students' inquiry. Scientific visualization is particularly well suited for this as it uses color patterns, rather than algebraic notation. Nonetheless,...
“Martian Boneyards”: Sustained Scientific Inquiry in a Social Digital Game (2011) pp. 1–335
Social digital gaming is an explosive phenomenon where youth and adults are engaged in inquiry for the sake of fun. The complexity of learning evidenced in social digital games is attracting the attention of educators. Martian Boneyards
The Icelandic@Educational@Network: A critical@incident inquiry (2001) pp. 1–158
This study examined conditions that have fostered and those that have hindered participation on one network (IEN). This study attempted also to examine how educators were utilizing the IEN services to support and promote their classroom teaching and ...
Guidelines for designing inquiry-based learning on the Web: Online professional development of educators
Guidelines for designing inquiry@-based learning on the Web: Online professional development of educators (2001) pp. 1–272
This study sought to identify guidelines for designing online inquiry-based learning environments (OILEs) for professional development for teachers. Specific questions were: (1) What design elements are currently being used to facilitate inquiry on...
Informal@learning in an online community@of@practice (2002) pp. 1–163
The purpose of this study was to assess the extent to which participants' experiences in an informal online environment constituted a community of practice. The study sought to understand the motivations and deterrents to participation, participants'...
Exploring the complexity of inquiry learning in an open@-ended problem space (2009) pp. 1–90
Data-gathering and problem identification are key components of scientific inquiry. However, few researchers have studied how students learn these skills because historically this required a time-consuming, complicated method of capturing the...
A case study of online collaborative inquiry in an elementary@classroom (2001) pp. 1–162
This study explores the impact of online collaborative inquiry on a fifth grade classroom utilizing a case study method with multiple measures. It brings together literature surrounding inquiry-based teaching with strategies for the effective...
(1997) pp. 1–259
Traditionally, the children of migrant laborers have been at-risk to drop out of school. Federally-funded migrant programs have assisted migrant children in their pursuit of an education. Recently, migrant educators have looked toward electronic...
A case study of the use of an inquiry-based instructional strategy with rural minority at-risk, middle grade students
A case study of the use of an inquiry@-based instructional strategy with rural minority at-risk, middle grade students (2006) pp. 1–183
This qualitative case study examined the influence that an inquiry-oriented technology-rich classroom environment had on eight economically disadvantaged African-American middle-grade males categorized as at-risk for academic failure. The technology ...
Technology integration in inquiry-based learning: An evaluation study of students' implementation and perceptions of a Web-based electronic portfolio
Technology@integration in inquiry@-based@learning: An evaluation study of students' implementation and perceptions of a Web-based electronic@portfolio (2001) pp. 1–382
The purpose of this study was to gain an understanding of students' experience with a new on-line computer tool and its potential effects on their learning process in the context of EDIS 542 Language, Literacy, and Culture—an English Education...
A study of dynamic design dualities in a Web@-supported community@of@practice for teachers (2002) pp. 1–194
The purpose of this study was to explore, through a qualitative case study, the complex and dynamic nature of design dualities that emerged when teachers and developers interacted to co-develop a Web-supported teachers' community of practice. The...
(2010) pp. 1–181
California Community Colleges serve a diverse student population, and the "open door" policy of the institution admits many students who are academically unprepared for college level work. However, the hiring standards for community college...
The desire for and design of teacher professional development: A community of practice in the making?
The desire for and design of teacher professional@development: A community@of@practice in the making? (2003) pp. 1–327
In various forms of educational literature, the word “community” is used to designate one of the primary goals of professional development. Phrases like “learning communities,” “professional communities,” and “communities of practice” are becoming...
Perceptions of students and instructors of online and Web-enhanced course effectiveness in community colleges
Perceptions of students and instructors of online and Web@-enhanced course effectiveness in community@colleges (2007) pp. 1–236
The dramatic rise in online learning over the past 10 years has been especially evident in Associates Degree granting institutions with 72% of administrators agreeing that online learning is part of their institution's long-term strategy. Allen and...
Facilitating and sustaining adult learning and motivation through website design: A cycle of inquiry for K–12 educators
@?Facilitating and @?sustaining adult@learning and motivation through @?website@design: A @?cycle of @?inquiry for @?K–12 @?educators (2009) pp. 1–96
In this capstone project I present a website model that uses technology to promote discourse among educators. With the goal of providing new opportunities for professional development, given the constraints of time, space and resources, the content...
Exploring self@-direction in an online learning@community (2004) pp. 1–213
The purpose of this study was to explore the effectiveness of Web-based instruction in fostering lifelong learning skills within online learning communities. Of specific interest were the management and critical thinking skills required of self...
(2012) pp. 1–138
This research examined the results of SmarterMeasure™ test as associated with students' success in online courses. SmarterMeasure™ (formally known as the READI, or Readiness for Education At a Distance Indicator) data was collected from students who ...
Measuring self-regulation in a computer-based open online inquiry<p>learning environment using Google (2011) pp. 1–117
This dissertation investigated the impact of expert-modeling of a self-regulatory strategy in an open online inquiry learning environment (Google) on forty (n = 40) community college students' performance on an online inquiry task, the role of key...
(1997) pp. 1–185
The purpose of this study was to foster dialogue among sixteen community college students regarding their experiences with computer technology. Educators, parents, administrators, and policy makers aren't listening closely enough to students...
Fourth-grade students' experiences during the creation of a technology-enriched community history project
Fourth-grade students' experiences during the creation of a technology@-enriched community history project (2003) pp. 1–216
This study examined the experiences of fourth grade students in the construction of a community's history in a technology-enriched environment. Observations and interviews examined the students' experiences with technology and their understanding of ...
(2012) pp. 1–174
Community colleges face extraordinary challenges in the 21st century. Driven by the economic downturn, shrinking state funding, and limited facilities, these forces have created a significant impact on community college enrollments as well as...
The cognitive experiences of online dually enrolled high school students in a community college class
(2012) pp. 1–320
Dual-enrollment programs allow high school students to enroll in college-level classes to gain college and high school credit concurrently. Research on how online, dual-enrolled high school students (DES) construct knowledge when compared with...
(1997) pp. 1–310
"A World Community of Old Trees" is an ecology art project on the World Wide Web with open participation and a special section for students in grades K-12 and their art teachers. The purpose of this on-line study is to examine the potential of the...
The impact of teaching presence in intensive online courses on perceived learning and sense of community: A mixed methods study
The impact of teaching presence in intensive online courses<p>on perceived learning and sense of community: A mixed methods study (2010) pp. 1–208
This mixed methods concurrent triangulation design study was predicated upon two models that advocated a connection between teaching presence and perceived learning: the Community of Inquiry Model of Online Learning developed by Garrison, Anderson,...
Inter-institutional collaboration: A case study of factors contributing to the viability of the Iowa Community College Online Consortium
Inter-institutional collaboration: A case study of factors contributing to the viability of the Iowa@Community@College@Online@Consortium (2005) pp. 1–208
In the competitive arena of distance education, the strategy of inter-institutional collaboration has been cast as a promising approach in reducing costs, expanding services, and demonstrating responsiveness. However, the work involved with...
How can students use the potential of technology and the Internet in an elementary science club as the conduit for conducting scientific inquiry?
How can students use the potential of technology and the Internet in an elementary science club as the conduit for conducting scientific@inquiry? (2005) pp. 1–203
The principles underlying this qualitative study were to use technology as a resource to provide new opportunities for students to engage in the process of learning science through inquiry, and to engage in action research on my teaching. The...
Student electronic portfolios as assessment of undergraduate learning outcomes: A qualitative inquiry into emerging practices and principles at two state colleges
Student electronic@portfolios as assessment of undergraduate learning@outcomes: A @?qualitative @?inquiry into @?emerging practices and principles at two state@colleges (2004) pp. 1–132
The purpose of this study was two-fold: First, to provide context, it scans the present ePortfolio landscape for best practices among colleges and universities that are using the emerging paradigm of student ePortfolios as part of an institution...
Student characteristics, on-line course characteristics, cross-cultural adaptability, classroom community, and on-line course performance
Student characteristics, on-line@course characteristics, cross@-cultural@adaptability, classroom@community, and on-line course@performance (2009) pp. 1–202
On-line higher education courses continue to receive growing interest among students, and colleges and universities throughout the country strive to ensure that quality education is provided in an on-line environment. Characteristics of the student...
Facilitating courses by computer-mediated communication and the role of the teacher: The community college teacher's perceptions
Facilitating@courses by computer@-mediated@communication and the role of the teacher: The community college teacher's perceptions (2000) pp. 1–174
The main purpose of this study was to investigate the experience of community college teachers who use computer mediated communication in their teaching. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with ten teachers from three community colleges. The...
Relationship between learning style, Internet success, and Internet satisfaction of students taking online courses at a selected community college
Relationship between learning@style, Internet success, and Internet satisfaction of students taking online courses at a selected community@college (2001) pp. 1–167
Recognizing the infancy of this research, the investigator used a three-phase methodological naturalistic inquiry protocol utilizing three focus groups to gain knowledge about the phenomena of Internet learning. The substance of the research was in...
@?Building social@capital: The @?tools a teacher@community uses to design their small@school (2007) pp. 1–179
As many schools nation-wide address school reform through restructuring large schools into smaller learning communities, it is necessary to identify the structures and supports necessary to promote effective collegial interactions. Successful...