Networking Coffee Break - Coffee Talk With Hypothesis: Researching EdTech's Impacts with Ethical, Collaborative Investigations

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Brief Abstract

We love to explore new tools and practices to improve teaching and learning, but how do we know what effects they really have? Join a conversation with Dr. Remi Kalir, the first Scholar in Residence at Hypothesis, to talk about ways we can investigate connections between student experience and changing technologies and pedagogies with ethics as a priority.


Jeremiah (Remi) Kalir is assistant professor of Information and Learning Technologies at the University of Colorado Denver School of Education and Human Development. Kalir’s research about educator learning and everyday digital media practices has been supported by a 2017-18 OER Research Fellowship from the Open Education Group and a 2016 National Science Foundation Data Consortium Fellowship. He is currently chair of the American Educational Research Association’s Media, Culture, and Learning Special Interest Group, is Co-PI of ThinqStudio, CU Denver’s digital pedagogy incubator, and serves on the board of directors for InGlobal Learning Design.
Nate is an evangelist who connects people, ideas, and technologies to make things better, currently working with Hypothesis (, the nonprofit organization that stewards open, standards-based annotation technologies and practices. He has worked across a wide variety of public and private institutions, focusing on community development, digital communications, meaningful education, open technologies, and sustainable growth. Nate lives in Portland, Oregon USA with some other cats and humans. Learn more about Nate on his blog ( or Twitter (

Extended Abstract

At Hypothesis, we hear stories every day from both teachers and students about how social annotation is useful in their classes. But how do we go beyond the anecdotes to explore wider connections between social reading and student learning? This fall, we started a partnership with the University of Colorado Denver to initiate interdisciplinary research and investigate connections between social annotation and student learning. Bring your own research ideas and stories to join us for a conversation with Dr. Remi Kalir, the first Scholar in Residence at Hypothesis, about how scholars, educators, students, schools, and technology providers can work together to pursue, ethically and rigorously, timely questions about teaching and learning across technology-rich learning environments.