Community of Inquiry
What is the Community of Inquiry?
The Community of Inquiry framework is one method to explore the ways that instructor presence impacts the student experience.
Components of the Community of Inquiry Framework
Active faculty participation and instructor presence in the online classroom has been found to positively impact student satisfaction, student learning, and student retention rates. As defined by the authors of the framework, there are three components of instructor presence within the Community of Inquiry conceptual framework: teaching, social, and cognitive.