“A critical community of learners, from an educational perspective, is composed of teachers and
students transacting with the specific purposes of facilitating, constructing, and validating
understanding , and of developing capabilities that will lead to further learning.”
-Garrison and Anderson
Understanding the Community of Inquiry
Role of Facilitator
Role of Learner
Connect with Peers
Build Personal Network
Sense of Community
Instructor actions reinforced the development of a
sense of community among course participants.
Using Video Instructor Introductions to enhance instructor presence
The instructor was helpful in guiding the class towards
understanding course topics in a way that helped me
clarify my thinking.
Using VoiceThread to enhance the Community of Inquiry
RQ: How did the community of inquiry inform the activities and
interactions in the MOOC?
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