Hi. I’m Remi. And I’m an annotation scholar, advocate, and educator.
I am a scholar of annotation and Associate Professor of Learning Design and Technology at the University of Colorado Denver School of Education and Human Development.
My research—which spans literacy education, the learning sciences, and teacher education—examines how annotation facilitates social, collaborative, and justice-directed learning. I am lead author of the book Annotation, published by MIT Press, which introduces annotation as a genre that is significant to scholarship and everyday life. My second book, Remarkable Legacies, is now under contract, also with MIT Press.
My scholarship about annotation and learning has appeared in the Journal of Literacy Research, Information and Learning Sciences, Research in the Teaching of English, Journal of Learning Analytics, Distance Education, and English Journal, among other journals. I study annotation as a critical literacy practice relevant to digital platforms and activism, learning analytics and collaborative technologies, and educators’ equity-oriented professional learning. My research has been supported through multiple positions and projects, including as Scholar in Residence with Hypothesis (2020-21), OER Research Fellow with the Open Education Group (2017-18), and as a National Science Foundation Data Consortium Fellow (2016). Please read my CV for additional information about my scholarship.
I advocate for annotation. My popular writing about the social significance of annotation has appeared in The Hechinger Report, We Need Diverse Books, LSE Impact Blog, and Commonplace, among other outlets. See my publications for a full list of essays, op-eds, and blog posts.
I teach about annotation. From 2016 through 2021, I organized and facilitated the Marginal Syllabus, a social design experiment that sparked and sustained conversations about educational equity through social annotation and collaborative partnerships. The Marginal Syllabus was awarded the 2020 ELATE National Technology Leadership Initiative Award from NCTE. As an educator, I annotate every course syllabus with my students, and I suggest that educators create, share, and facilitate an Annotated Syllabus with students, too. At CU Denver, I was a founding member of ThinqStudio, my university’s digital pedagogy incubator.
As a consultant, I have shared my expertise about professional learning, digital literacies, and learning technologies with numerous K-12 public and independent schools, as well as on projects funded by the National Science Foundation, the National Institutes of Health, UNICEF, and the Asian Development Bank.
I am also an experienced keynote speaker, workshop facilitator, and designer of learning technology. Queries? Please contact me.
I earned my PhD in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and I began my teaching career 17 years ago as a public school teacher at Middle School 22 in the South Bronx.
I am currently on sabbatical for the 2022-23 academic year and living in Cambridge, Massachusetts.