Building Critical Inquiry in the Online EdD: Examining Successes & Challenges

  • Eric Ludwig Florida State University
  • Courtney Preston Florida State University
Keywords: critical inquiry, online learning, online EdD, education doctorate


In this essay, we apply Garrison et al.’s (2000, 2003) framework for critical inquiry in online learning to a review of a cohort-based online EdD at a large public research-intensive university. We examine the technological, pedagogical, and organizational successes and challenges we have experienced and encounter in building and sustaining critical inquiry in a fully online doctoral program. Includes considerations for faculty and administrators in developing and managing online EdD programs committed to engaging in critical inquiry and reflection.


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How to Cite
Ludwig, E., & Preston, C. (2021). Building Critical Inquiry in the Online EdD: Examining Successes & Challenges. Impacting Education: Journal on Transforming Professional Practice, 6(3), 30–34.
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