Martha Cleveland-Innes, Stefan Stenbom

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This chapter concludes this book with a comprehensive summary and integrated conclusion based on its contents. Here, we present an application summary for each section, delving into the insightful chapters exploring the application of the Community of Inquiry framework. The summary is followed by the presentation of a thematic analysis of the recommendations presented throughout the chapters, resulting in eight broad themes that encapsulate the essence of the book. Moreover, we address some current challenges and issues associated with the Community of Inquiry framework, emphasizing the need for further investigation in specific areas. By immersing ourselves in the collective insights and implications woven throughout the book, this chapter offers a personalized and synthesized perspective, ultimately paving the way for future research endeavors in this captivating field.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Design of Digital Learning Environments
Subtitle of host publicationOnline and Blended Applications of the Community of Inquiry
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)9781003800620
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan. 2024


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