Open Pedagogy Event (Th 2/23): Annotating Texts in Open Digital Pedagogy

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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:

23 thoughts on “Open Pedagogy Event (Th 2/23): Annotating Texts in Open Digital Pedagogy”

  1. I’ve put this on my calendar and look forward to being there. I teach writing intensive courses (among other things) at Queens College, exploiting translations from traditional Japanese and Chinese literature and, far as possible, pre-modern commentaries (mostly marginalia) thereon.

  2. Thanks for offering me an opportunity to keep up with some of the recent innovations. I’m looking forward to attending.

  3. I thank you for offering me an opportunity to learn about some recent innovations. I look forward to attending the session on Thursday.

  4. UPDATE: The OpenLab will be hosting a 2nd event on Annotation Thursday 10/26 @5:30pm in the Faculty Commons (N227). The discussion aims to build on this February Event by focusing on how to use annotation to increase engagement with the resources we build and share on the OpenLab. There will be a follow-up workshop on Thursday 11/2 from 2:30-4:00p in Rm G604 also, which will focus on annotation on the OpenLab using Visit Open Pedagogy on the OpenLab to learn more and RSVP:

    We look forward to seeing you soon!

  5. REMINDER: Today, Thursday 11/2 the OpenLab is hosting a follow-up workshop, ‘Annotating Text on the OpenLab’. In this workshop, we’ll show you to use, a powerful and easy-to-use plugin that allows you and your students to annotate text on the OpenLab. Join us in Room G604 from 2:30-4:00p.

    More info and to RSVP:

    Also, check out the recep from our recent event on Annotation here:

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