Thursday February 23, 2017, 5:30-7:30pm (Faculty Commons, N227)
*Refreshments will be served. (Thanks to the Faculty Commons for its generous support of this event!)
*Part-time City Tech faculty are eligible to receive a stipend for participation.
*Please RSVP by commenting on this post. Please share this invitation with your colleagues!
Join the OpenLab Team, City Tech faculty and staff, and CUNY colleagues at our next Open Pedagogy event where we’ll be discussing annotating texts in open digital pedagogy. There is an increased push to use digital texts and open educational resources to save students money on textbooks (and to save paper!), but using digital texts in the classroom is often perceived as preventing students from fully and critically engaging with a text. Thanks to the development of new digital technologies, it has become easier to annotate texts digitally, and during this Open Pedagogy session, we’ll share a sampling of tools to use for digital annotation, showcase examples of them in action, and discuss best practices for cultivating close reading and conversation in digital spaces.
We’ll consider the following questions:
- What challenges have faculty encountered while working with digital texts (perhaps as opposed to printed or hard copy texts)?
- How can annotating digital texts impact student learning? How can they impact the teaching process?
- How can you (and your students) use the OpenLab (and/or other open digital tools) to annotate texts digitally?
- What does the future of annotating texts and open digital pedagogy look like?
Want to learn more about annotating texts in open digital pedagogy and digital reading more generally? Here are a few short pieces for reference:
- 10 Ways to Annotate With Students, by Jeremy Dean, August 25, 2015.
- Annotate: Whatever Happened to the Web as Annotation System, by Todd Carpenter, April 23, 2013.
- Making Reading Visible: Social Annotation with Lacuna in the Humanities Classroom, by Emily Schneider and Stacy Hartman, JITP, Issue 9, June 16, 2016.
- Building Bridges to Critical Reading in a Digital Context, by Michael Larkin and Donnett Flash of the UCB College Writing Programs, Last Updated: April 22, 2016.
- Strategies to Help Students ‘Go Deep’ When Reading Digitally, by Katrina Schwartz, October 16, 2016.