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  1. Dec 2016
    1. ‘as lit-tle as we know about technical communication in other countries, it isstartling how little research has been done on subcultures within the

      It's possible that researchers of technical communication have decided to go the "color-blind" route, as racial and ethnic differences shouldn't play a factor in the technical communication discussion. Research, for them, should focus on the content users as a whole, and not base on the community that they might have came from.

    1. literacy pedagogy

      .My assumption the definition of this term would be the methods of teaching how to write.

    2. We decided

      This is where the main point of the article starts

    3. epistemology

      the theory of knowledge, especially with regard to its methods, validity, and scope. Epistemology is the investigation of what distinguishes justified belief from opinion. -google

    4. As lifeworlds become more divergent and their boundaries more blurred, the central fact of language becomes the multiplicity of meanings and their continual intersection

      Even through language, some dialects and pronunciations come from the fact that we mix cultures together (i.e. the English language having influences from languages like French overtime). The more we mix our cultures and communities, the more blurry our original communities become.

    5. When learners juxtapose different languages, discourses, styles, and approaches, they gain substantively in meta-cognitive and meta-linguistic abilities and in their ability to reflect critically on complex systems and their interactions.

      In a way, its like trying to be bilingual. Regardless of the person's native language and dialect, because these students are force to learn in an environment that does not push a "mainstream" agenda, they learn to learn like their fellow classmates without the standard educational background as their instructor. They all learn to think critically like their teacher, so going into the workforce, these students would already have the exposure of explaining something in multiple ways for anyone to understand.

    6. such as electronic mail (Sproull & Kiesler, 1991). These examples of revolutionary changes in technology and the nature of organizations have produced a new language of work.

      As this article was written in the mid-90s, the so called "revolutionary" form of communication to employees, email, is such common practice in the 21st century that it has become the expected form of communication. Of a more recent addition of communication, social media today has a more revolutionary appeal to it in which our working lives, public lives, and private lives all start to fade into one.

  2. Sep 2016
    1. multiliteracies
    2. the multiplicity of communications channels and media, and the increasing saliency of cultural and linguistic diversity


    3.  Being ten distinctly different people, we brought to this discussion a great variety of national, life, and professional experiences.

      From analyzing the ten people's backgrounds, they are all from English speaking, first-world countries. Although they can communicate and share ideas in a less constrained way with each other, they purpose of expanding literary pedagogy would be troublesome if they wished help people from non-English speaking backgrounds as well as people from developing countries.

    4. pedagogy


      the principles and methods of instruction