The Online Instructor Pathway is comprised of five core competencies that are aligned to relevant content, practice activities, and self-assessments. The competencies are based on the community of inquiry (CoI) model. The CoI model is
Upon completion of all five competencies, iDesign will award you a Fundamentals of Online Teaching Track Completion Certificate, which you can use to enhance your résumé, CV, or professional web presence. A community of inquiry is a “group of individuals who collaboratively engage in purposeful critical discourse and reflection to construct personal meaning and confirm mutual understanding” (Garrison, D. R., Anderson, T., & Archer, W. 2000). We truly hope this pathway will give you the stepping-stones you need to form your own community of inquiry to build supportive online environments.
Garrison, D. R., Anderson, T., & Archer, W. (2000). Critical inquiry in a text-based environment: Computer conferencing in higher education model. The Internet and Higher Education, 2(2-3), 87-105.