Hello! We trust that this will be an enriching and challenging course that will help you understand how you can promote deep and meaningful learning experiences for your students. This course is one of three courses offered by Thompson Rivers University Open Learning’s Program Delivery department and is based on the Community of Inquiry (CoI) model of teaching and learning described by Randy Garrison, Terry Anderson and Walter Archer in their article Critical Inquiry in a Text-Based Environment: Computer Conferencing in Higher Education [zotpressInText item=”{FF48HKQC}” format=”(%d%, %p%)”].

 Graphic Overview

Graphic Organizer

At the beginning of each lesson, you will see a portion of the graphic organizer above. The intent of the graphic organizer is to assist you in orienting your learning activities and thoughts in relation to the main ideas in the course.


The course is divided into ‘Lessons’ which contain several ‘Lesson Topics’. This page is a ‘Lesson’ page and you can begin the lesson by clicking on the first ‘Topic’ in the menu below or in the ‘Course Navigation’ widget on the right side of the page. At the bottom of each lesson topic, you will see links to navigate through the topics.

When you have completed a lesson or a topic, you may mark it as ‘Complete’ and track your progress through the course.


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