An article by Mary Stewart (English Department), “The Community of Inquiry Survey: An Assessment Instrument for Online Writing Courses,” recently appeared in Computers & Composition.
This article shares the results of a study that delivered a modified version of the Community
of Inquiry Survey to four online sections of second-year composition at a four-year institution in the Mid-Atlantic. The findings indicate that the CoI Survey is a valid assessment instrument for the specific context of online writing courses.
article recommends that writing instructors and program administrators incorporate the CoI Survey into their assessment practices, and calls for further research on the ways in which writing courses function as communities of inquiry.
Stewart’s article can be read online.
Department of English