The Equivalency Theorem, Modes of Interaction, and Community of Inquiry (CoI) are interrelated in Terry Anderson’s conceptual development. The COI model with its familiar venn diagram showing the intersections of the 3 key components of online education – teaching presence, social presence and cognitive presence was developed by Randy Garrison, Terry Anderson and Walter Archer at the University of Alberta.
The E-Quiv theories were developed later by Terry, as response to the economic costs and the prescriptive nature of educational systems that maximize all three presences.
Community of Inquiry (CoI) official website
Four core articles of CoI
- Garrison, R., Anderson, T., & Archer, W. (2000). Critical thinking in text-based environment: Computer conferencing in higher education. The Internet and Higher Education, 2(2), 87-105. Available from http://communitiesofinquiry.com/sites/communityofinquiry.com/files/Critical_Inquiry_model.pdf
- Anderson, T., Rourke, L., Garrison, D. R., & Archer, W. (2001). Assessing teaching presence in a computer conferencing context. Journal of Asynchronous Learning Networks (JALN), 5(2), 1-17.
- Garrison, D. R., Anderson, T., & Archer, W. (2001). Critical thinking, cognitive presence, and computer conferencing in distance education. The American Journal of Distance Education (AJDE), 15(1), 7-23.
- Rourke, L., Anderson, T., & Garrison, D. R. (1999). Assessing Social Presence in Asynchronous Text-based Computer Conferencing. The Journal of Distance Education (JDE), 14(2), 50-71.
CoI research closely relevant to EQuiv
- Thushani Alwis Weerasinghe, Robert Ramberg and Kamalanath Priyantha Hewagamage. (2012). Inquiry-Based Learning With or Without Facilitator Interactions. The Journal of Distance Education (JDE), 26(2).