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AnnotatED Workshop: Jenae Cohn at OLC Innovate 2022


In collaboration with the Online Learning Consortium and AnnotatED, the community for annotation in education, Hypothesis convened a free virtual workshop on social annotation on Thursday 31 March at OLC Innovate 2022.

The workshop started with a quick orientation to collaborative annotation for social reading led by Hypothesis VP of Education, Dr. Jeremy Dean: What is it, and how are people using it to enrich online, face-to-face, and hybrid learning?

Then we shifted to a hands-on activity to explore, discuss, and augment a reading selected by our special guest educator, Dr. Jenae Cohn, Director of Academic Technology at California State University, Sacramento, focused on topics related to her OLC Innovate 2022 keynote: Imaginative, Strategic, Sustainable: A Call for an Online Learning Future Designed for Students’ Lived Experiences.

We practiced reading together to see firsthand how social annotation can build understanding, connections, and community. Our conversation was anchored in text — literally — and spread out to engage other texts, ideas, and people beyond the workshop itself.

Workshop reading, recording, & shared resources

Blue cover of the book Skim, Dive, Surface: Teaching Digital Reading by Jenae Cohn

For our collaborative annotation before, during, and after the workshop, Dr. Cohn selected chapter nine from her book, Skim, Dive, Surface: Teaching Digital Reading which resonates with the theme of her OLC Innovate 2022 keynote. You can read Dr. Cohn’s chapter and annotations already added to its margins, join the conversation by creating a free Hypothesis account, and reply to or post your own annotations: “Chapter 9: The Ethical Implications of Digital Reading Grappling with Digital Archiving, Readerly Privacy, and Evidence of Our Reading.”

View, download, and reuse slides from the workshop presentation and explore links shared during the workshop by presenters and participants:

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31 Mar 2022
4:15pm–6:15pm EDT
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