About jeremydean

Jeremy Dean, VP of Education at Hypothesis, 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.

The Pedagogy of Collaborative Annotation

Install our NEW, official Canvas app! In our first Canvas webinar introducing the Hypothesis app, we didn't have enough time to discuss the most interesting aspect of collaborative annotation: its pedagogy. On 19 April, we reconvened to focus more on what actually happens when working with this new technology in the classroom, hearing directly from educators currently implementing [...]

By |2018-01-09T15:52:17-08:0019 Apr 2017|

Hypothesis in Canvas: Collaborative Annotation as Discussion Forum 2.0

Let's be honest, discussion forums are a great idea—we all want students to engage more with their assigned readings and with their classmates. But “discussion” forums fail at precisely what they claim to do: cultivate quality conversation. Collaborative annotation assignments are a better way to encourage students to engage more deeply with course content and with each other. Using Hypothesis, instructors can make PDFs and web pages hosted in Canvas annotatable. You may have missed our live webinar on 4 April 2017, but you can watch the recording and view the slides to learn more about the pedagogical value of collaborative annotation and be given a guided tour in setting up and using the Hypothesis tool in Canvas.

By |2018-01-09T15:54:55-08:004 Apr 2017|

Annotating PDFs Without URLs

For sometime now, you've been able to annotate PDFs using Hypothesis, both on the web and locally, with hosted PDFs syncing with local instances and various local instances syncing with each other. Jon Udell wrote about this magical feature here over a year go. For those that tried it out, however, there was one annoying snag, especially [...]

By |2017-05-30T10:42:09-07:0013 Jun 2016|

Update to Hypothesis WordPress Plugin: Configure PDFs to Open with Proxy

We've seen lots of great use of our WordPress plugin in the past year, from bloggers activating in addition to or place of comments to teachers using to have students close read literature or offer peer review on each other's writing. The University of Oklahoma is actually shipping WordPress to professors and students with the plugin already [...]

By |2017-05-30T10:46:25-07:009 Jun 2016|

Social Reading in the Writing Classroom: A Webinar and 5 Ways to Use Hypothesis for Rhet/Comp

This post is written in advance of a webinar on using web annotation in the writing classroom. Join us Monday, April 11th at 4pm CST or watch on YouTube anytime thereafter.  I first discovered web annotation in the form of Diigo while teaching rhetoric during grad school at the University of Texas at Austin. I was working in the Digital Research [...]

By |2016-07-05T22:57:39-07:005 Apr 2016|

Better tech via annotation: using Hypothesis to improve your technical documentation, code, and tutorials

This guest post was written by Dr. Amanda Visconti, a UX designer/developer & digital humanities assistant professor at Purdue University Libraries. You can follow her @Literature_Geek or read her posts on digital humanities web development and other DH experimentation at Hypothesis makes inline annotation on any web resource possible: a visually small change from [...]

By |2016-03-22T17:05:51-07:0022 Mar 2016|

Letters to the Next President 2.0

Letters to the Next President 2.0 supports educators in providing interest-driven opportunities to foster and encourage youth voice and civic engagement. The project provides resources, learning opportunities, and curriculum ideas that help educators leverage the excitement around a national election by engaging youth in the US with reading, writing, and media-making about issues that matter. [...]

By |2016-07-29T21:05:55-07:001 Feb 2016|