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E-Learning and Digital Media Special Issue on CoI

May 6, 2014 in Articles, News

The jourrnal E-learning and Digital Media recently published a special issue focusing on Inquiry into ‘Communities of Inquiry’: knowledge, communication, presence, community.  Website here:  E-learning and Digital Media

CNIE 2014 CoI Research Presentation

May 4, 2014 in News

Madelaine Befus, Dr. Cleveland-Innes and Dr. Koole presented  the results of Phase 1 of a CoI Applied Meta-Analysis at the 2014 Canadian Network for Innovation in Education conference in Kamloops May 14.  Slides from that presentation are attached to this post.CNIE CoI Presentation May 2014

Garrison, Cleveland-Innes & Vaughan synchronous discussion May 7 – Teaching in Blended Learning Environments: Creating and sustaining communities of inquiry

May 4, 2014 in News

We invite you to the May CIDER session of our 2013-14 season. This free, online session will feature Dr. Norman Vaughan of Mount Royal University, Dr. Randy Garrison of the University of Calgary, and Dr. Marti Cleveland-Innes of Athabasca University.

Title: Teaching in Blended Learning Environments: Creating and sustaining communities of inquiry

This session, based on the book of the same title by our three presenters, will describe and discuss seven principles of practice that can be used to effectively design, facilitate, and direct a blended approach to learning and teaching.

When:  Wednesday, May 7, 2014 – 11 a.m. to 12 noon Mountain Time (Canada)

Where: Online through Adobe Connect at:

Registration is not required; all are welcome. For more information on CIDER and our monthly Sessions, please visit our website:


Please note that it is important to get your system set up prior to the event. Make sure your Mac or PC is equipped with a microphone and speakers, so that you can use the audio functionality built into the conferencing software. The Adobe Connect platform may require an update to your Flash Player; allow time for this update by joining the session 10 minutes prior to the scheduled presentation.

Garrison, Anderson, Archer 2000 Keystone Tops 2000 Citations

January 17, 2014 in News

Today, January 17, 2014, Google Scholar shows 2002 citations of the keystone Garrison, et al., (2000) paper, 263 in 2013 alone, demonstrating the model’s strength despite significant technological changes since its inception.

Welcome University of Calgary Grad Students

January 10, 2014 in News

Dr. Norman Vaughan has invited 17 University of Calgary graduate students to this Community of Inquiry community for the upcoming winter 2014 semester.  Norm and his students will be discussing blended learning using the CoI community discussion forums as a way of interacting with the wider CoI community whilst learning about blended learning.