Category Archives: Synchronous

New book

Excited to announce the publication of our new book “Educational Communities of Inquiry: Theoretical Framework, Research and Practice” and my contribution as coauthor! I wrote a chapter entitled Effective Teaching Practices to Foster Vibrant Communities of Inquiry in Synchronous Online … Continue reading

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Great references on synchronous online learning (webconferencing)

I am just taking a moment to share these good readings on synchronous online learning (webconferencing) as a way of engaging students and fostering communities of inquiry. Chen, N.-S., Ko, H.-C., Kinshuk, Lin, T. (2005). A model for synchronous learning … Continue reading

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BOLD faculty members needed for doctoral research

A quick tweet posted last night generated a lot of interest and retweets, thanks to my awesome network. I am taking this opportunity to provide further details on my research and my research criteria. My qualitative research involves developing a … Continue reading

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On student’s motivation and engagement

Being a mentor in Alec Couros’ EC&I 831 online course is a wonderful opportunity to observe an open education classroom leveraging the potential of Internet in education. Back in 2008, I also had the opportunity to attend Stephen Downes and … Continue reading

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