Designing for Communities of Inquiry in Online Courses (DCoI) MOOC

Athabasca University
The Community of Inquiry (CoI) is a pedagogical model that supports digital teaching and learning: online, in-person, and blended. Education for contemporary, digital societies is a complex process that requires the design and delivery of a thoughtful interplay between the instructor, student interactions, and course resources. The Col framework gets at the heart of establishing and sustaining multi-modal educational experiences through the development of interdependent elements: social, cognitive, and teaching presence.

DCOI MOOC will explore the why and how of using the Col as the basis for developing and teaching high quality online and blended courses. In this course, we highlight practical ways of helping students learn through active participation and shared sense-making. Current Col application issues related to shared metacognition, learning analytics, and artificial intelligence will also be explored in this highly engaging inquiry-based MOOC.

The Col provides a meaningful 21st century framework for digital education pedagogy. Educators, designers, and administrators will all benefit from taking this course to learn about the Col and how it supports learning, now and into the future.

During this MOOC, you will:
- Discuss the important foundational elements of online learning
- Describe the philosophical and theoretical foundations of the CoI Model
- Identify the three components of the CoI and their design elements
- Apply CoI standard and emerging design elements as tested in recent research
- Use the CoI survey to review courses and programmes and conduct action research on building CoI
- Design a Col Implementation plan for an online course and beyond

Language: English

Start date 8 October 2023

Duration: 5 weeks

Hours of study: 25 hours

EQF-Level: EQF level 5 - Foundation/Diploma of Higher Education

Rights: CC BY-SA

Requirements: Yes

Free of charge

Delivery mode: Learn anywhere online

QA: Yes


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