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Online Community of Inquiry

Started Apr 5, 2019

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What's been your experience with online learning? Do you feel connected and supported? Is it easy to keep yourself moving along? Or are there times when you decide it just isn't worth continuing? Have you considered what makes the difference? We're so glad to welcome you, and to be able to spend some time with you thinking about how to overcome some common challenges of online learning!


This is a competency-based course that focuses on specific best practices that you will use to demonstrate your ability to establish an online community of inquiry. Through a series of learning activities and collaborative exercises, you'll consider what makes a community of inquiry so important in an online learning environment, think about best practices, and create a plan for using Canvas to establish an online community of inquiry in your own course. As you engage in reflection and discussion you'll consider the value of these skills, and identify the specific skills most relevant to you.


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Course Instructors


Karen Wegner

As a learning professional in both business and academia, Karen seeks out and embraces emerging trends and technologies, and collaborates with numerous teams to establish learning strategy, critical systems, processes and infrastructure, and create innovative learning experiences. In her current role in the Metropolitan Community College (MCC) Workforce Innovation Division, Karen applies her strong industry experience to the design, development and delivery of a variety of high quality learning solutions. She has led efforts to train and certify MCC staff to do job analysis and develop industry responsive training using the Developing a Curriculum (DACUM) process, implement instructional design best practices such as accessible, Universal Design for Learning (UDL) and Open Educational Resources (OER), design digital scenario and video-based learning modules, and implement Worldwide Instructional Design (WIDS) software that supports backward design of competency based curriculum. Karen holds a Master of Education in Adult Learning/ Human Resource Development from the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities. She is an active member of the eLearning Guild, and currently serves on the Board of the Association for Talent Development (ATD) – Nebraska. She has also engaged with other professional associations, such as International Society for Performance Improvement (ISPI), Organization Development Network (ODN), Project Management Institute (PMI), Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD), and the National Staff Development Council (NSDC).

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1 Day - Two Weeks


2-3 hrs/week


FOC Building 24, Room 206

Course Type:



Digital Badge