The Community of Inquiry Model
Throughout this course, we will be relying on the Community of Inquiry Model as a reference and set of organizing principles for online course design that is learner-centered, active, and engaged. Cognitive Presence considers sustained communication and the meaning-making that results from well-designed class discussion, assignments, activities, and course content.
For more about Cognitive Presence as it relates to our approaches to online course design, please watch this short, informative presentation by Dr. Lora Taub, Dean of Digital Learning at Muhlenberg College.
In the next module we will learn more about engagement in online courses.