Promoting Critical Reading using Google Tools – a Community of Inquiry Approach

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Jaya Kannan


Creating a community of learning can enhance critical reading in a classroom environment. Task design plays a critical role in the effectiveness of this process. This paper presents a case study of a face-to-face literature course that used a host of Google tools to create such a community. The Community of Inquiry (CoI) principles of teacher presence, cognitive presence, and social presence have been applied to analyze the task design using Google tools. Data collected from coursework, surveys, and interviews provide evidence that tasks using Google tools can promote community building and critical reading.


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Kannan, J. (2018). Promoting Critical Reading using Google Tools – a Community of Inquiry Approach. Irish Journal of Technology Enhanced Learning, 4(1), 16–35.
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Jaya Kannan, Sacred Heart University

Director, Digital Learning

Sacred Heart University

Fairfield, CT 



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