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


  • Eric Ludwig Florida State University
  • Courtney Preston Florida State University



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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