Development of a community of inquiry in online and blended learning contexts

Akyol, Zehra
Garrison, D. Randy
Özden, Muhammet Yaşar
This paper discusses findings of a mixed method research project with the goal to study the development of a community of inquiry in online and blended learning environments. A graduate course delivered online and blended format was the focus of the study. Data was gathered from the Community of Inquiry Survey and transcript analysis of online discussions to explore the developmental differences on each presence (social, teaching and cognitive). The results showed: significant differences on social and cognitive presence between two course formats and higher perceptions of the presences in blended course. (C) 2009 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved


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Z. Akyol, D. R. Garrison, and M. Y. Özden, “Development of a community of inquiry in online and blended learning contexts,” 2009, vol. 1, Accessed: 00, 2020. [Online]. Available: