Reflective Teaching In A Digital Age

Dr. Randy Garrison - Community of Inquiry (CoI) Framework and Online Teaching

October 18, 2020 Season 1 Episode 3
Reflective Teaching In A Digital Age
Dr. Randy Garrison - Community of Inquiry (CoI) Framework and Online Teaching
Show Notes

Online teaching is a complex process that requires rethinking the role of the instructor, student interactions, and meaningful ways of learning. The CoI framework gets at the heart of establishing and sustaining online educational experiences through the development of interdependent elements: social, cognitive, and teaching presence.
Dr. Randy Garrison will talk to us about the history of the CoI framework, its role in the thoughtful design of online education, and practical ways of helping students learn through active participation and shared meaning making.

For more information about the CoI Framework, please visit:

References mentioned in this episode:
Garrison, D. R. (2016). E-learning in the 21st century: A community of inquiry framework for research and practice. Taylor & Francis.
Garrison, D. R. (2015). Thinking collaboratively: Learning in a community of inquiry. Routledge.
Vaughan, N. D., Cleveland-Innes, M., & Garrison, D. R. (2013). Teaching in blended learning environments: Creating and sustaining communities of inquiry. Athabasca University Press.
Garrison, D. R., & Akyol, Z. (2013). The community of inquiry theoretical framework. Handbook of distance education, 3, 104-120.
Garrison, D. R. (2007). Online community of inquiry review: Social, cognitive, and teaching presence issues. Journal of Asynchronous Learning Networks, 11(1), 61-72.

D. Randy Garrison is professor emeritus at the University of Calgary.  Dr. Garrison has been Dean of Extension at the University of Alberta, Director of the Teaching and Learning Centre at the University of Calgary. He has published extensively on teaching and learning in adult, higher and distance education contexts. From a research perspective Dr. Garrison has authored, co-authored or edited thirteen books and well over 100 refereed articles/chapters. His most recent book is E-Learning in the 21st Century: A Community of Inquiry Framework for Research and Practice (3rd Edition) (2017).