Annotating Conversations at #OpenEd17

By Nate Angell | 16 October, 2017

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Hypothesis team members Jeremy Dean and Nate Angell attended the Open Education Conference 2017 in Anaheim, California last week (#OpenEd17). We were deeply inspired and energized by the presentations and conversations we participated in as members of this vibrant community and honored to witness how often open annotation and Hypothesis were a part of the discussion at the conference about open educational practices, pedagogies, and resources. One of the most compelling presentations came from Steel Wagstaff (UW) and Hugh McGuire (Pressbooks/Rebus), who showed how Hypothesis can work as part of a rich learning content platform to deliver annotation and interactive content inside online learning environments.

Keep the #OpenEd17 conversations going

We’ve been fostering the idea of using annotation as a way to extend the valuable experiences conference participants enjoy across space and time to enable more folks to participate in deeper, persistent discussion inspired by live events. This effort seems especially important in a time when not everyone has the resources to travel and many can not travel to conference locations easily.

With this goal, we are here collecting annotation experiments to extend #OpenEd17 conversations, both with attendees and folks at a distance.

Participating is easy: Every session/conversation below has a list of one or more related documents where people have already started annotating to extend the discussion. Each document is linked to an annotation-ready view with Hypothesis enabled. Everyone can read and share public annotations and anyone with a Hypothesis account can contribute new annotations and replies. When you annotate, you can add your annotations to the collection by tagging them in Hypothesis with #OpenEd17.

We hope to expand this collection and welcome you to contact us to add other #OpenEd17 sessions or documents for collaborative annotation.

Collaborative Annotations

Launching an OER Degree: Interim Findings from ATD’s OER Degree Initiative

Hypothesis Tags: #OpenEd17, #OpenEd17BXfW, oerdegrees

Conveners: Rebecca Griffiths, Principal Education Researcher, SRI; Richard Sebastian, Director, OER Degree Initiative, Achieving the Dream


OER-Enabled Pedagogy

Hypothesis Tags: #OpenEd17, #OpenEd17BXoK (Note this session was held twice. The tag here is for the first session.), oep, openpedagogy

Conveners: John Hilton III, Researcher, Open Education Group at Brigham Young University; Rajiv Jhangiani, University Teaching Fellow & Psychology Professor, BCcampus; David Wiley, Chief Academic Officer, Lumen Learning


  • DeRosa, Robin and Rajiv Jhangiani. Open Pedagogy: A chapter on OEP in the open book A Guide to Making Open Textbooks with Students.
  • Open Education Group. OER-Enabled Pedagogy: A collection of OEP examples.
  • Wiley, David. OER-Enabled Pedagogy: A blog post clarifying the “OER-enabled pedagogy” term.

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