The objective of this project is to examine the application of the multiliteracies pedagogy Learning by Design (Cope & Kalantzis, 2015; Kalantzis et al. 2005, 2016) to the design to Open Educational Resources (OER) for the teaching of Spanish as a second language (L2). The study focuses on issues related to the design and development of OER materials such as 1) the identification of students’ needs (considering personal and institutional expectations and outcomes); 2) the development of curricula (the determination of thematic and linguistic content); 3) the search for and selection of appropriate resources, including the assessment of existing ones; and 4) the training and coordination of development teams. The final phase of the project will investigate the implementation process, and the effect of the newly-developed resources on the development of L2 students' competence in the three modes of communication.
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