Community of Inquiry Teaching Infographic
Rationale for Design
The Community of Inquiry model is a framework that allows educators to align their online courses/learning environments with research that shows positive outcomes in learning satisfaction and overall learning (Garrison & Arbaugh, 2007).
In my own teaching context, I coach and mentor other teachers in the public K-12 education system. Since I am working with colleagues who are often knowledgeable and keenly aware of curriculum and pedagogy, the infographic I designed fosters their faciliatory skills in online environments using COI as their framework.
Teachers in the K-12 public system who are moving their learning environments from brick-and-mortar classrooms to elaborate digital spaces may not realize the impact of these three presences in how they engage their students. My end goal for this design was to have a concise and easy-to-use infographic with clickable links that enhance their understanding and usage of COI.
Breaking Down the Infographic
- Introduce the context in which the COI will be relevant and show a graphic of the typical three-circle model, overlapping the educational experience as the common and important factor in the relationship.
- Define each of the three presences: Social, Cognitive and Teaching.
- A brief descriptor of the importance and relevance of COI to our practice
- Give concrete examples of what each presence ‘looks like’ in practice
- Create a section that links various learning modalities outside of the infographic
While this infographic is printable and in PDF form, its full functionality is meant for a digital platform.
Garrison, D. R., & Arbaugh, J. B. (2007). Researching the community of inquiry framework: Review, issues, and future directions. Internet and Higher Education, 10(3), 157–172. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.iheduc.2007.04.001