The third edition of E-Learning in the 21st Century provides a coherent, comprehensive, and empirically-based framework for understanding e-learning in higher education. Garrison draws on his decades of experience and extensive research in the field to explore technological, pedagogical, and organizational implications. The third edition has been fully updated throughout and includes new material on learning technologies, MOOCs, blended learning, leadership, and the importance and role of social connections in thinking and learning, highlighting the transformative and disruptive impact that e-learning has recently had on education.
D. Randy Garrison is Professor Emeritus at the University of Calgary, Canada.
List of Figures Preface Acknowledgements 1 Introduction SECTION I: The Conceptual Framework 2 Theoretical Foundations 3 Community of Inquiry 4 Social Presence 5 Cognitive Presence 6 Teaching Presence SECTION II: Applying the CoI Framework 7 Learning Technologies 8 Blended Learning 9 Guidelines for Practice 10 Assessment and Evaluation 11 Organizational Issues 12 Future Directions Appendices About the Author References Index