Mark Up the Margin: Join Our Free Annotation Workshop at OLC Innovate

Mark Up the Margin: Join Our Free Annotation Workshop at OLC Innovate

By |2020-06-03T11:42:24-07:00May 15th, 2020|

The Online Learning Consortium’s Innovate 2020 conference is coming right up. Attending Innovate 2020 could be the single best thing you can do to enrich your understanding of online learning between now and the fall. You’ll come away from it equipped with innovative teaching tools and research from a community of educators dedicated to making online education a highly effective, engaging, and ever-evolving practice.

To kick off the annual conference, Hypothesis is holding a free workshop on collaborative annotation with members of AnnotatED. This fun hands-on event is designed to spark ideas and generate practical takeaways for using collaborative annotation in the classroom. Register now to join one of two sessions on Friday 12 June 2020 — or come to both. The general program of both sessions will be the same, but the participants and activities in each will be a bit different. Come to either session to get one scoop of social learning goodness, or come to both for a double dip!

We’d love to have you join us — go ahead and sign up even if you’re not sure you can make it and we’ll send you resources from the session. Anyone can join our annotated conversation by visiting the links to read existing annotations, and add their own by creating a free Hypothesis account. Learn more about how to participate in collaborative annotation in our short guide and companion video. You don’t have to register for Innovate to take part in our annotation workshop, but there are so many great reasons to attend the full conference. Check out our suggested schedule for OLC Innovate below.

Workshop Program

Friday 12 June 2020

Session A: 9–11am ET (check the time in your timezone) Session B: 3–5pm ET (check the time in your timezone)
Getting on the same page: Collaborative annotation for social reading: what is it, and how are people using it to enrich online learning? (15m) Facilitated by Jeremy Dean, VP Education, Hypothesis Facilitated by Jeremy Dean, VP Education, Hypothesis
Notes from the field: Hear from a variety of AnnotatED community members about how collaborative annotation is happening at their schools and discuss your ideas and questions with these experienced practitioners. (45m) AnnotatED Presenters

AnnotatED Presenters

  • Veronica Armour, Instructional Design and Technology Specialist, Rutgers University
  • Monica Brown, eCampus OER Coordinator, and Ben Croft, Educational Technologist, Boise State University
  • Kat King, Instructional Technologist/English Instructor, Diablo Valley College
  • more presenters TBA
Discussion, annotated: Join us in a hands-on activity to explore, discuss, and augment readings on topics central to the Innovate 2020 program and our professional development as educators. Practice reading together to see how collaborative annotation can build understanding, connections, and community. Our conversations will be anchored in texts — literally — and spread out to engage other texts, ideas, and people beyond the workshop itself. (60m) We’ll read and annotate “The Historical Amnesia of Ed Tech” the introduction to OLC Innovate 2020 keynoter Martin Weller‘s book 25 Years of Ed Tech, where he discusses the impact of educational technologies from bulletin board systems in the 1990s to today’s blockchain. OLC Innovate 2020 keynoter Maha Bali will join the workshop to participate with us as we read and annotate “Literacies Teachers Need During Covid-19“, her thought-provoking article about teaching and learning in the time of pandemic.
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Join our free collaborative-annotation workshop at OLC Innovate 2020.

After the workshop, join us for the full Innovate program, where folks from Hypothesis will be part of sessions on social reading with annotation and on new ways ed-tech vendors and schools can collaborate more effectively. We’ll also be helping participants in the OLC Research Summit use collaborative annotation to explore research connecting online learning and student success.

We’re really excited about the conference this year, in particular all the emphasis on social learning: the idea that people learn better together. There’s a growing movement to extend the capabilities of social learning across all activities of teaching and learning, especially reading — still an essential foundation for learning. If you are excited about social learning too, use these suggested sessions to build your own conference schedule.

Suggested Schedule

Register now for OLC’s Innovate 2020…they’ve taken care to reduce attendance costs for this all-virtual event at a time when everyone’s budget is challenged.

Fri 12 Jun
9–11am ET
3–5pm ET
Free Workshop: Collaborative Annotation for Social Learning
Two opportunities to join educators from AnnotatED, the community dedicated to extending collaborative annotation as a transformative practice in teaching and learning. Get your own hands-on experience with annotation and hear how social reading is being used at different schools to enable student success. Register Now
Mon 15 Jun
10–11am ET
Keynote Address: Centering a Critical Curriculum of Care During Crisis
Maha Bali, American University in Cairo, calls for reimagining online education (and indeed education as a whole) in ways that move away from outcomes-based design approaches and towards more critical curriculum design approaches that center care, empathy, equity, and social justice as the COVID-19 crisis forces us to question our priorities.
Tue 16 Jun
1:30–2:15pm ET
Digital Learning Innovations Environmental Scan
Kate Lee-McCarthy, Online Learning Consortium, and Justin Dellinger, University of Texas at Arlington, reflect on the findings of a recently completed environmental scan of digital-learning innovations and learn more about the strategy created to address these trends.
Wed 17 Jun
2:30–3:15pm ET
Sympathy for the Vendor: Building Bridges for Effective Ed-Tech Partnership
Veronica Armour, Rutgers University, Adam Croom, University of Oklahoma, and Jeremy Dean, Hypothesis, lead an interactive session enabling participants to swap cautionary tales of vendor practices while sharing more effective models for ed-tech partnerships.
Thu 18 Jun
12:15–1pm ET
2:30–3:15pm ET
4:45–5:30pm ET
OLC Leadership Network Event: Part 1, Part 2 & Part 3
Angela Gunder, Online Learning Consortium, Mary Niemiec, University of Nebraska, Vincent Del Casino, San Jose State University, Ron Legon, Quality Matters, Melissa Vito, University of Texas at San Antonio, Tanya Joosten, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and Craig Weidemann, Pennsylvania State University, bring together digital leaders from academics, non-profits, and the private sector to discuss how the changing educational landscape has opened new pathways and possibilities in digital leadership, research, and collaboration. Join this three-part event on opportunities to embed digital strategy within the mission, goals, and initiatives of entire institutions and organizations.
Fri 19 Jun
3:45–4:30pm ET
Designing for Social Learning — Taking the “Groan” out of Group Work
Nicole Messier, Rasmussen College-Illinois, will discuss evidence-based practices that effectively take the “groan” out of group work. We will reflect on our social-learning experiences, as well as share ways to create social learning in course design and instruction through the use of collaborative Padlet boards.
Mon 22 Jun
1:15–2:15pm ET
Keynote Address: 25 Years Of Ed Tech — Or Why Understanding Some History Is Useful in the Pandemic
Martin Weller, Open Education Research Hub, will look at the recent history of educational technology, drawing on the open-access book 25 Years of Ed Tech, connecting the history of ed tech to the impact of the pandemic in higher education
Mon 22 Jun
10–10:45am ET
Reviving Reading With Collaborative Annotation
Monica Brown, Boise State University, Benjamin Croft, Boise State University, Jeremy Dean, Hypothesis, and Michael McGarry, CSUCI, show how educators are using collaborative annotation to renew students’ relationships with texts and with each other, looking at use cases from across the disciplines to provide participants with pedagogical models to follow on their own campuses.
Tue 23 Jun
11:15am–12pm ET
1:30–2:15pm ET
3:45–4:30pm ET
OLC Research Summit: Research Is for Everyone! Part 1, Part 2 & Part 3
Jeremy Dean, Hypothesis, Jessica Knott, Michigan State University, B. Jean Mandernach, Grand Canyon University, Lynette O’Keefe, Online Learning Consortium, Seth Porter, Princeton University, Sherri Restauri, Coastal Carolina University, lead discussion and activities focusing on who conducts the research that forms the foundation of practice across the online learning landscape, how topics and trends are determined, and how all of this impacts theory and/or practice in the diverse range of higher education professionals who work in online education.
Wed 24 Jun
3:45–4:30pm ET
Engaging Active Learning in Large-scale Courses
Megan Gahl, Minerva Project, asks: Can the small-classroom benefits of active learning be replicated in large-scale online classrooms? Together, we will explore curriculum design and teaching strategies that do just that. Through group brainstorming and effective examples from a synchronous online platform, participants will enhance their ability to create experiences that keep students engaged.
Thu 25 Jun
10–10:45am ET
A Bridge to Success: Connecting Student Engagement to Student Motivation
Kristen Walley and Julie Lawrence, Rasmussen College, explore how instructional strategies and educational technology foster student engagement in the online environment based on learners’ goals.
Fri 26 Jun
12:15–1pm ET
Bridging the Gap: Solving the Problem of Bringing Experiential Learning Activities to Online Capstone Courses
Melinda Stanley, Indiana University, shows how online courses provide educational opportunities to students without the barriers of distance or time but make experiential learning difficult. Come and learn how Melinda’s organic approach bridges the gap between experiential learning and online capstone courses in which students work on a common project utilizing their own talents and experiences.

Beyond all the formal sessions, we’re looking forward to connecting with all the talented educators from far and wide who will be sharing research and the latest learning innovations coming down the conveyor belt of great ideas. Break out of your quarantine: despite Innovate being virtual this year, there are yoga sessions, happy hours, games, and other social events every day where you can meet up with old friends and new.

Let’s connect at this year’s Innovate.

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About Hypothesis

Hypothesis is a mission-driven organization dedicated to the development and spread of open, standards-based annotation technologies and practices that enable anyone to annotate anywhere, helping humans reason more effectively together through a shared, collaborative discussion layer over all knowledge. Hypothesis is based in San Francisco, CA, USA, with a worldwide team.

Hypothesis has developed its open-source annotation software in collaboration with many partners and funders, including specific projects to augment groups and authentication capabilities with eLife, to enable annotation on EPUBs with NYU, the Readium Foundation, Evident Point, and EPUB.js, and many others. We thank our funders, partners and community for working with us to advance standards-based, interoperable annotation for all.


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