Background
  • Driven by need for reform in general education curriculum.Revision of entire program; here reporting on one of four core courses.The revision was heavily Influenced by New London Group new literacies approach and the question:
    • What do students need in terms of literacy in a changing world?
  • Students needs were changing but because of turf wars, communication was broken up across the university.Goal was to try to bring communication and education back into one course, that included bits and parts of various areas through a multiliteracy pedagogy.
    • How do multiliteracies relate to technology and communications?
  • Additional Ideas
    • What does the multi-disciplinary approach do for departments? What about specialization?
    • If everyone talks the same language, do we have our own specialties?
    • What does this mean for us in terms of the course? Content? Writing?