USING A WIKI TO REDESIGN THE DELIVERY OF A POST-SECONDARY LITERACY COURSE

M. Stranach

College of the North Atlantic (QATAR)
This paper presents a plan to redesign CM 2300, which is the capstone Report Writing course at the College of the North Atlantic-Qatar (CNA-Q) in Doha, Qatar. The institutional culture of CNA-Q is described, and a rational for the redesign of the course is provided. Garrison's Community of Inquiry (CoI) theoretical framework (as expressed in Garrison and Vaughn, 2008) is used as the basis for this redesign. The redesign is also informed by the project-based learning approach to inquiry (as expressed in Krajcik and Blumenfield, 2006). Wikis are discussed as a viable means of building a blended component into the course. The potential advantages of using this system in a section of CM 2300 are explored, and details on three redesigned assignments for the course are presented. A plan for evaluation of the redesigned course is provided and discussed. A narrative describing the initial rollout of the redesigned course over one academic semester concludes the paper.