Our team study group continues to meet weekly to explore the Community of Inquiry framework. As mentioned last week, we have all read Randy Garrison’s 2011 Second Edition of E-Learning in the Twenty-First Century. Garrison asserts in his book that the framework has been researched enough to be called a theoretical framework. We are still… Read more Cogitating on Cognitive Presence
With my colleagues at the VCU Center for Teaching Excellence, we have challenged ourselves this Fall to dedicate time each week to exploring a learning framework that has informed our work for years – the Community of Inquiry Framework. Or as Bud Deihl so eloquently stated, we are starting a Community of Inquiry about the… Read more Inquiring into CoI
According to a new infographic shared by Paul Corrigan of Southeastern University, the answer is NO. In “Grow the 8%“, Paul cites research that suggests that only a quarter of higher education professors use something other than lecture as their primary method of instruction, and only 8 percent of faculty take into account the research… Read more Does Research Inform Teaching?
. I saw this image this morning, and my first impression is that this was a great metaphor for the kind of learner I would like to be … and the kind of enthusiasm and joy for learning that I would hope to imbue in my students. Every morning, my first website after emails is… Read more My Kind of Learner
After finishing Rethinking Pedagogy for a Digital Age by Helen Beetham and Rhona Sharpe, that I discussed in my last post, I have moved to a book I have meant to read for years – The Courage to Teach by Parker Palmer. Self confession time. I do read a lot, but not all my books… Read more Courage to Teach Online