The CIDER Community of Inquiry Webinar Series will include monthly sessions running from September 2014 to June 2015.
This presentation focuses on exploring the shape and scope of the corpus of CoI research literature. The Community of Inquiry Research Integration and Practice Alliance, comprised of Drs. M. Cleveland-Innes, D. R. Garrison, M. Koole, N. Vaughan, and doctoral student, M. Befus, and sponsored by an Athabasca University Mission Critical Research grant, recently completed phase one of an applied meta-analysis of 73 quantitative and mixed-methods empirical studies citing the Garrison et al., 2000, Arbaugh et al. (2008) and using the CoI survey tool.
Preliminary results of this study confirm the CoI framework continues to resonate with post-secondary educational researchers. Separate and on-going doctoral dissertation research to explain and define the phenomena and influence of the CoI framework on education that brings further definition to this expansive and rapidly expanding body of literature will be shared.
- Madelaine Befus, Athabasca University