AnnotatED Workshop at OLC Accelerate 2021

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In collaboration with the Online Learning Consortium and AnnotatED, the community for annotation in education, Hypothesis is convening a free workshop on social annotation at OLC Accelerate 2021.

Register now to join us Friday 17 September 2021, or sign up even if you can't attend so we can let you know when the workshop recording and materials are available. We'll email you a link to add the workshop to your calendar along with all the connection information you need.

The workshop will start with a quick orientation to collaborative annotation for social reading: What is it, and how are people using it to enrich online, face-to-face, and hybrid learning?

Then we'll shift to a hands-on activity to explore, discuss, and augment readings selected by our special guest educator, Dr. Rajiv Jhangiani, Associate Vice President, Teaching and Learning at Kwantlen Polytechnic University, focused on topics related to his OLC Accelerate 2021 keynote: 20/21: A Pedagogical Odyssey. We'll practice reading together to see firsthand how social annotation can build understanding, connections, and community. Our conversation will be anchored in text — literally — and spread out to engage other texts, ideas, and people beyond the workshop itself.

To participate in this free virtual workshop, please register online.

Note: You do not need to be a registered attendee of OLC Accelerate 2021 to participate in this workshop. Hypothesis will send registrants virtual connection information prior to the workshop.  Registered OLC Accelerate attendees will, however, also be able to access the workshop through the workshop session link on the OLC Accelerate 2021 program page.



Dr. Rajiv Jhangiani is the Associate Vice President, Teaching and Learning at Kwantlen Polytechnic University in British Columbia. The architect of Canada’s first zero textbook cost degree programs, Rajiv’s scholarship focuses on open educational practices, student-centered pedagogies, and ethical approaches to educational technology. An innovative educator, Dr. Jhangiani is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Robert E. Knox Master Teacher Award from the Department of Psychology at the University of British Columbia, the Dean of Arts Teaching Excellence award at KPU, the Award for Excellence in Open Education from BCcampus, and the Emerging Leader Award from Open Education Global. A co-author of three open textbooks in Psychology, his books include Open: The Philosophy and Practices that are Revolutionizing Education and Science (2017) and Open at the Margins: Critical Perspectives on Open Education (2020). Together with Dr. Robin DeRosa, he is a co-founder of the Open Pedagogy Notebook. You can find him online @thatpsychprof or
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 (

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