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Enhancing Inquiry-Based Learning (IBL) Strategies Online Through the Integration of Interactive Technology Tools Dr. Kathy-Ann Daniel-Gittens & Tina Calandrino, M.A.
What is Inquiry Based Learning? “Inquiry-Based Learning (IBL) is an instructional model that, “promotes the acquisition of new knowledge, abilities and attitudes through the investigation of questions, problems and issues using the ways and standards of inquiry in the disciplines.” (Lee, 2011)
What is Inquiry Based Learning? Derived from Constructivist Theory Encourages students to apply problem solving skills Helps generate and evaluate alternative solutions Assesses progress toward a solution Extracts general principles from specific solutions
Three Strategies of IBL Structured inquiry Guided inquiry Open inquiry
Steps in the Process 1. Establish question or problem for study 1.Decide on a direction or method for inquiry 2.Explore or collect data/evidence 3.Conceptualize/analyze/synthesize/reflect 4.Communicate and share results Levy, Little, McKinney, Nibbs and Wood, 2010
Why Use IBL in Blended Learning? Climbing up Bloom’s Taxonomy Ladder
Purpose of Scaffolding Technology tools mediate instructor and peer support for learners’ online inquiry activities and also provide tool support/ assistance learner inquiry as well
Scaffolding in IBL Face to Face: Instructor, peers and discipline tools provide support/assistance for learners’ inquiry activities Online: Technology tools mediate instructor and peer support for learners’ online inquiry activities. Online discipline tools also provide inquiry support/ assistance.
Technology Tools Scaffolding inquiry activity Building online interaction
Which Comes First? Tech Tool Waddya mean we don’t just pick a tool and go from there? Learning Outcome Faculty identify tools needed for IBL course activities by matching students’ inquiry activities with the tools/resources required to carry them out. These may also include tools needed to overcome challenges in the online situation
Why Bother with Tools? All these tech tools?! What’s a poor prof to do? Time to learn new skills ? I have none! Tech skills? Just enough to get me by… Time to learn a new instructional model? Why?!
Scaffolding Tools for the IBL Process Online The principle of parsimony! Use technology tools with which you are most familiar Use technology tools with the widest applicability across all stages of the inquiry process Learn to use more tools as you go along… Solution: Application:
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References Lee, V. S. (2011). The power of inquiry as a way of learning. Innovative Higher Education, 36(3), 149-160. Levy, P., Little, S., McKinney, P., Nibbs, A., & Wood, J. (2010). The Shefﬁeld Companion to Inquiry-based Learning. CILASS, Centre for Inquiry-based Learning in the Arts and Social Sciences, The University of Sheffield, UK
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