March 8, Friday • 1.30p – 2.30p • Moore 258 and online
Anne O’Bryan received her PhD in Applied Linguistics and Technology from Iowa State University. She has taught online courses in the areas of linguistics, teacher education, and online learning. She is currently an online faculty member at American Public University Systems, Colorado State University-Global Campus, and Iowa State University. Her presentation draws upon the Community of Inquiry framework (Garrison, Anderson & Archer, 2000), which identifies crucial elements for successful online learning experiences. Examples from online courses in applied linguistics and online learning will be used to illustrate how this framework can facilitate course design and critical inquiry in online classes.