Webinar on Web Annotation this Wednesday

Looking for a spring break opportunity for professional development? Of course you are! So you didn’t make it down to Austin for SXSW.edu, but…this Wednesday, you can participate in a webinar on digital annotation with Dr. Jeremy Dean of Hypothes.is. Brian Watkins is using Hypothes.is this semester in his course on the history of anthropological thought, and reports that student reading comprehension and engagement with assigned texts has improved dramatically. We’ll have more details from Brian in an upcoming post, but this is a good opportunity to learn more.

Texas Digital Humanities Consortium invites you to participate in an online workshop with Dr. Jeremy Dean, Director of Education at Hypothes.is.

Web Annotation: Updating an Age-Old Humanities Practice for the 21st Century
Dr. Jeremy Dean

Wednesday, March 9
1-2 p.m

This workshop explores web annotation as an digital humanities practice for the 21st century classroom. This emergent technology allows Internet users to privately comment on or publicly discuss any web page. It can be leveraged to teach students traditional literacy skills like close reading but also newer forms of digital and media literacy. Workshop participants will be introduced to the pedagogical value of web annotation and gain hands-on experience with an open-source, standards-based annotation client. Participants will leave with a solid orientation in the basic functionality of web annotation as well as specific collaborative annotation exercises that can be used in the classroom.

Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://riceuniversity.zoom.us/j/377511676


Jeremy Dean is the Director of Education at hypothes.is, 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 Leader 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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