Well there have been some significant developments since my last post (admittedly infrequent). First, I have retired but continue to write. I have a new book that will be published this summer – Thinking Collaboratively: Learning in a Community of Inquiry.Zehra Akyol and I have also published what we consider a significant article on shared metacognition (third in a series). This article presents the development of a metacognition construct (reflecting two interdependent dimensions: self and co-regulation of cognition) and instrument for the purpose of understanding and assessing the structure and dynamics of metacognition in a collaborative learning environment.
Garrison, D. R., & Akyol, Z. (2015). Developing a shared metacognition construct and instrument: Conceptualizing and assessing metacognition in a community of inquiry. Internet and Higher Education, 24, 66-71.
Research continues on the Community of Inquiry framework and the latest developments can be found at the CoI website. Please feel free to join the discussion forum.
I cannot resist adding a personal note. In the last post I had described some of the golfing accomplishments of my youngest daughter, Sabrine. Well she is now attending the University of Minnesota on a full golf scholarship. She is taking a heavy academic load (eg, chemistry, calculus) and earning straight As while excelling on the golf course (this takes real time management). She recently led her team to victory in the final round shooting a 67 (second lowest score of the day; 95 golfers) at a tournament in Las Vegas. I have attached a picture of the two of us at this event.
In conclusion, let me say that I am turning my attention in the next year to doing a third edition of my book – E-Learning in the 21st Century. Well that is about it for another year or so :)