Can Guided Inquiry Be Done in an Online Setting?
Guided inquiry is a teaching practice gaining popularity in the college setting, particularly within STEM classes, although it is a strategy that can be used across a broad spectrum of disciplines. Increasingly, courses are being offered online (asynchronously), which can present challenges for instructors seeking to help students become intellectually engaged, reaching deeper understandings of course concepts and the relationships among them. Guided inquiry may be one tool instructors can use to encourage students’ deeper exploration of course material. The purpose of this practice session is to explore how guided inquiry can be applied in an online setting, with discussion regarding its benefits and challenges. Examples from social science classes will be provided.
Barton, Alison L.. 2015. Can Guided Inquiry Be Done in an Online Setting?. Conference on Higher Education Pedagogy, Blacksburg, VA. https://chep.cider.vt.edu/content/dam/chep_cider_vt_edu/2015ConferenceProceedings.pdf