On Friday, April 14th I joined a wonderful group of CU Denver faculty and administrators to talk about social media and learning. As a part of the Beyond Canvas: Teaching with Social Media event, I shared a “lightning-round” presentation about the web annotation platform Hypothesis, and discussed the role of web annotation in supporting open pedagogy and learning beyond an online learning management system.
Here are some projects and related resources mentioned during my talk:
- Did you read something written using hypertext today? Thank Vannevar Bush and read his seminal essay As We May Think (1945). And if you really want an adventure, read the Hypothesis conversation layered atop the online article.
- Check out Climate Feedback, a group of science researchers voluntarily conducting post-publication peer review of news media about climate change.
- For STEM faculty, visit Science in the Classroom, an NSF-funded research project that provides undergraduate STEM students with annotated articles and related teaching resources.
- I’m helping to organize a project called the Marginal Syllabus, which convenes equity-oriented conversations with educators via the open practices of web annotation. See our recent exciting announcements and some thoughts about the Marginal Syllabus as both OER and OEP. You’re very welcome to join a future annotathon!
- Written for a K-12 audience, my blog post on why educators should teach with annotated news.
- As a free and open-source platform dedicated to public knowledge, Hypothes.is has incredible educator resources (for both K-12 and post-secondary educators).
- A nice piece from the NYTimes co-authored by friend, colleague, and Hypothes.is Director of Education Jeremy Dean, Skills and Strategies: Annotating to Engage, Analyze, Connect and Create.
- Writing with Jeremy, our recent article in the Journal of Media Practice titled Web Annotation as Conversation and Interruption which explores web annotation as a disruptive media practice.
- And some additional classroom examples of web annotation, particularly relevant for higher education instructors.
Here are my slides from the “lightning-round” presentation: