Digital Annotation for Learning and Scholarship

From January 23 – February 3, the Office of Digital Learning will offer a special digital learning opportunity: a facilitated online experience called Digital Annotation for Learning and Scholarship. This experience is designed to give teachers, instructional designers and technologists, students, and others an introduction to digital annotation as both a means to greater engagement with digital texts, and an pathway to collaborative scholarly communication.

As a community, we will explore, among other things:

  • Digital reading vs. analog reading
  • Annotation as solution for deeper reading
  • History of annotation both analog and digital
  • Social annotation as a teaching modality, and as scholarly practice

Some of the questions we’ll be asking include:

  • Why collaborative annotation? Why social annotation?
  • What are the theories of annotation and learning? Is there a connection?
  • How are digital collaboration and community building related?

The digital learning opportunity is free and open to anyone interested in online and hybrid learning and teaching, digital collaboration, social networking, and digital scholarship. Pre-registration is required. To learn more, visit the Office of Digital Learning blog, or register to participate here.