Curriculum design for online delivery – the social and teaching presences

Curriculum design for online delivery – the social and teaching presences

One of my favourite models for e-learning design is the ‘Community of Inquiry’ (Garrison et al. 2007), because it emphasises the importance of nurturing the social and teaching presences as well as the cognitive presence in the educational experience. This is in danger of being neglected when curriculum design goes online.

Community of inquiry diagram - social, cognitive and teaching presence
From Garrison, D. R., Anderson, T., & Archer, W. (2000). Critical inquiry in a text-based environment: Computer conferencing in higher education. The Internet and Higher Education, 2(2-3), 87-105

Online discussions – great video from CoFA Online with experts sharing their tips for nurturing online discussions.

The CSU online learning model – Great information for improving online engagement. They also have a mixer tool that looks really useful but I’m not sure what it does other than provide a short explanation of each element when you hover over the tiles and I must admit to getting distracted by the graphics.

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