Principles of Blended Learning
Shared Metacognition and Communities of Inquiry
The rapid migration to remote instruction during the COVID-19 pandemic expedited the need for more research and practical guidelines for online and blended learning. A theoretical grounding is imperative to support blended learning and sustain change. The Community of Inquiry is a valuable framework that regards higher education as both a collaborative and individually constructivist learning experience. The framework considers the interdependent elements of social, cognitive, and teaching presence to create a meaningful learning experience. In this volume, the authors focus on designing, facilitating, and directing collaborative blended learning environments by emphasizing the concept of shared metacognition.