The Community of Inquiry framework is a collaborative-constructivist process model that describes the essential elements of a successful online higher education learning experience. This history column entry briefly describes the 20 years of progress in the framework. The column is divided into two decades, first, explaining the establishment of the framework from 2000-2009. Second, discussing the use of the instrument to measure the dimensions of the Community of Inquiry and criticism to the framework from 2010-2019. Finally, current work and future directions are provided.
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Castellanos-Reyes, D. 20 Years of the Community of Inquiry Framework. TechTrends 64, 557–560 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11528-020-00491-7