Social Annotation as Discussion Forum 2.0

Concurrent Session 8
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Brief Abstract

Join Hypothesis, the nonprofit that develops and stewards open annotation technologies and practices, to learn how educators are using annotation to go beyond the same old discussion forum assignments and rekindle student engagement with course materials to improve understanding and build connections.



Jeremy Dean is the Director of Education at Hypothesis, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving online discourse through annotation. He was previously the Director of Education at Genius where he facilitated educational applications of their interactive archive of literary and historical texts. Jeremy is a scholar-educator with fifteen years of experience teaching at both the college and high school levels. He received a Ph.D. in English from the University of Texas at Austin where he worked as a Project Manager in the Digital Writing and Research Lab for four years developing units and lesson plans around a variety of digital tools.

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