Annotate with Maha Bali & Martin Weller: their headshots and an OLC Innovate 2020 logo.

The Online Learning Consortium’s Innovate 2020 conference is over, but we came away filled to the brim with ideas about innovative teaching tools and research. Our big thanks to the OLC team and its vibrant community of educators dedicated to making online education a highly effective, engaging, and ever-evolving practice.

To kick off the annual conference, Hypothesis held a free workshop on collaborative annotation with members of AnnotatED. This engaging, hands-on event sparked great ideas and generated practical takeaways for using collaborative annotation in the classroom and beyond. The reports we heard from practitioners in the field and the live annotation sessions with OLC Innovate keynoters Maha Bali and Martin Weller were truly outstanding. Thank you to everyone who attended the workshop! See below for recordings, presentations, chat, and links from both workshop sessions — even if you didn’t make it to the workshop, you can dive in to any part or the whole thing.

We were really energized by 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, see our guide to suggested OLC Innovate 2020 sessions — recordings from those sessions are available to all OLC Innovate attendees.


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Workshop resources

Watch the full workshop recording below or on YouTube and get the workshop slides. Follow links below to specific parts of the recording, and browse the lively chat from both sessions — we’ve also pulled out the links shared in chat below so you don’t have to go hunting for that reference you missed.

Getting on the same page with Jeremy Dean, Hypothesis: Collaborative annotation for social reading: what is it, and how are people using it to enrich online learning?

Notes from the field: Hear from a variety of AnnotatED community members about how collaborative annotation is happening at their schools and hear participants discuss ideas and questions with these experienced practitioners (listed in order of appearance):

Discussion, annotated: A hands-on activity to explore, discuss, and augment readings on topics central to the Innovate 2020 program and our professional development as educators. Participants prepared to annotate with this guide, and you can too because more annotations are still welcome: Engage in Events with Hypothesis Collaborative Annotation

From Hypothesis

Contributed by Workshop Participants

Suggested OLC Innovate 2020 schedule

Registered OLC Innovate 2020 attendees can view recordings and resources from the conference. Maha Bali’s keynote and OLC Live! sessions are available for all to see.

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.
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 way