Case Studies

Social annotation in action.

Case Studies

Hypothesis is committed to making an impact in the classroom and beyond. We’ve developed many case studies highlighting the impact of social annotation, select from an array of topics below to discover how Hypothesis is transforming the teaching and learning experience.

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Increasing Student Engagement by 5X: The Power of Hypothesis and VitalSource

When the University of Minnesota and the University of Texas at Austin utilized Hypothesis with VitalSource, student interaction with textbooks dramatically increased five times more. This dynamic duo not only made digital texts come alive with social annotation, but it also sparked a vibrant intellectual community, empowering students to dive deeper into the material.

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Mayor of Boston: Improving Transparency with Social Annotation

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University of California, Santa Cruz – Utilizing Hypothesis with JSTOR

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Indiana University Transforms the First-year Experience with Hypothesis

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Empowering Diverse Learners With Social Annotation: Contra Costa Community College District

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R1 Institution: 2x increase in graduate-level comprehension among undergraduate students

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Empowering Online Course Excellence: How Hypothesis Helped UDC Achieve QM Certification

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Engaging Students, Boosting Grades: The CUNY Kingsborough Case Study

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Cerritos College and Hypothesis: Revolutionizing Engagement, Retention and Student Outcomes

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Enhancing Academic Success with Hypothesis: A Case Study of Cerritos College and CUNY Kingsborough

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Amplifying OER Engagement with Hypothesis at the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee

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Transform Your Educational Approach: Discover How Moravian University Enhanced Student Engagement with Hypothesis

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Empowering Student Success at Allan Hancock College with Hypothesis

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Enhancing Engagement and Community with YouTube Video Annotations at Chabot College

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Success Stories

Kevin Walters, Ph.D. – Assistant Professor of Psychology

“In higher education today, faculty are asked to do more and more, and we only have so many hours in the day. Tools like Hypothesis can help us to build that community and learning environment for students without the burden of excessive work on the instructors’ part.”

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The University of Southern Mississippi:Katherine Gaffney & Katie McKenzie

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Kalamazoo College: Josh Moon, PhD

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San Joaquin Delta College: Dr. Sarah Antinora

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Colorado School of Mines: Beth Reddy

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University of Colorado Boulder: Leysia Palen

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San Jose State University: Dr. Luis Poza

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Metropolitan State University of Denver: Dr. Sonny Dhoot

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Appalachian State University: Dr. Lynn Gibbard & Erin Ethridge

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Florida State University: Dr. Diana Williams

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Muskegon Community College: Jason Shaughnessy

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