Focused on Discussion, Not Compliance

While both Hypothesis and Perusall can be used for reading compliance, Perusall focuses heavily on grading and accountability, which can cultivate a sense of surveillance — a means to an end for monitoring who has done the reading and who has not. Whereas the Hypothesis tool is first and foremost designed to deeply engage students with content and with each other. In other words, our social annotation offering is meant to build community on the page, both in the classrooms and across the web.

Collaboration Around Teaching and Learning

Hypothesis employs experienced educators as Customer Success Managers who support instructors and administrators at our partner schools, providing teacher training and one-to-one instructional design consultations. Hypothesis also offers self-serve educator resources for teaching with social annotation across the disciplines, and we regularly host public conversations with practitioners in our education community.

Beyond the Classroom