Social Annotation as Discussion Forum 2.0

Concurrent Session 8
MERLOT Award Winner

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, Director of Education, Hypothesis Jeremy 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 Leader in the Digital Writing and Research Lab for four years developing units and lesson plans around a variety of digital tools. He also worked as a Program Coordinator at the University of Texas Humanities Institute, overseeing their education initiatives.

Extended Abstract