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Title: Comparing communities of inquiry in higher education students: one for all or one for each?
Authors: Moreira, J. António 
Ferreira, António Gomes 
Almeida, Ana Cristina 
Keywords: Blended Learning; Community of Inquiry; Learning Community; Online Learning; Polytechnic; University
Issue Date: 2013
Serial title, monograph or event: OpenPraxis
Volume: 5
Issue: 2
Place of publication or event: Espanha
Abstract: The purpose of this study was to report evidence obtained in a survey based on the Community of Inquiry (CoI) framework (Garrison, Anderson & Archer, 1991
2000) carried out in different groups. The study comprised 510 higher education students enrolled in blended online courses offered through Moodle platform during one semester. It considered students from different private and public Portuguese polytechnic schools and universities. Moreira & Almeida (2011) have suggested that CoI framework is a valid, reliable, and efficient measure of its dimensions within the Portuguese population. Although similarities in aspects of social presence were discovered among polytechnic and universities students, the two groups showed some differences. In particular, it was observed that the polytechnic students appear to be a more robust community when compared to university students.
ISSN: 2304-070X
DOI: 10.5944/openpraxis.5.2.50
Rights: openAccess
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