Kelli Cargile Cook, Associate Professor of Technical Communication and Rhetoric, Texas Tech University
Summary: This presentation will explore the pedagogical value of visual rhetoric assignments in globally connected classrooms, particularly in technical communication classrooms in which students do not share a common language. It will draw from the Fall 2012 collaboration between students at Texas Tech University in the United States and Myongji University in the Republic of Korea. Because students did not share a common language, instructors developed assignments that required students to collaborate using illustrations, photographs, and videos. The presentation will include student examples of these assignments and discuss the assignments demonstration of course outcomes.