In Unit 1, we will read and discuss papers on the topic of learning community and try to make sense of concept in light of recent theories of teaching and learning in online environments.

Please participate in the discussion on leaning community in this disscussion section. Please also participate in the discussion of Community of Inquiry model so that we understand the process of online learning.

1. The Community of Inquiry Model provide the idea that we can create the processes that are important in traditional learning environments in online environments. What are the strengths of the model? What, if anything, is weakness?

2. How do you think these changes in social interaction affect cognitive learning processes and outcomes? What roles does the teacher should play in facilitating a learning community ?

Unit One: Understanding the Learning Community and Online Discourse


Essential Guide to Online Teaching