News and Updates

April 4, 2019:Annotating the Marginal Syllabus” is Episode 251 of the Teaching in Higher Ed podcast.

April 1, 2019: LEARN with Marginal Syllabus in April as we read “Cultivating Urban Literacies on Chicago‚Äôs South Side through a Pedagogy of Spatial Justice,” by Andrea Vaughan, Rebecca Woodard, Nathan Phillips, and Kara Taylor.

March 14, 2019: Marginal Syllabus will be among the featured projects at the AnnotatED Summit, hosted by Hypothesis, at OLC Innovate 2019 in Denver. 

March 4, 2019: LEARN with Marginal Syllabus in March as we read “Critical Indigenous literacies: Selecting and using children’s books about Indigenous peoples,” by Debbie Reese.

February 28, 2019: A webinar about the Marginal Syllabus will be featured during Open Education Week as a part of the Global Creative Commons Network Web-a-thon. “Equity-oriented Open Learning in the Marginal Syllabus” will be broadcast on Wednesday, March 6 at 2p ET/12p MT/11a PT. [Listen to the recording here!]

February 4, 2019: LEARN with Marginal Syllabus in February as we read “When school is not enough: Understanding the lives and literacies of Black youth,” by Valerie Kinloch, Tanja Burkhard, and Carlotta Penn.

January 31, 2019: Marginal Syllabus is mentioned as an example of “untethered” faculty professional development by Michelle Pacansky-Brock in the EDUCAUSE post “Untangling Academic Transformation through Untethered, Equitable Professional Development.”

January 9, 2019: The Marginal Syllabus and Hypothesis featured in EdSurge’s “How Can Online Instructors Get Students to Talk to Each Other?,” by Bonni Stachowiak.

January 7, 2019: LEARN with Marginal Syllabus in January as we read “Generative principles for professional learning for equity-oriented urban English teachers,” by Allison Skerrett, Amber Warrington, and Thea Williamson.

December 20, 2018: Marginal Syllabus featured as an example of equity-oriented professional learning in Maha Bali and Autumm Caines’ article “A call for promoting ownership, equity, and agency in faculty development via connected learning,” published in International Journal of Educational Technology in Higher Education.

December 13, 2018: Marginal Syllabus mentioned as an example of Annotating in the open with Hypothesis by Nobuko Fujita at the University of Windsor’s Office of Open Learning.

December 3, 2018: LEARN with Marginal Syllabus in December as we read “What’s radical about youth writing?: Seeing and honoring youth writers and their literacies,” by Marcelle Haddix.

November 10, 2018: The Marginal Syllabus team is heading to Houston for the 2018 NCTE Annual Convention. Join us for an annotation activity (11/17) and presentation (11/18).

November 5, 2018: Marginal Syllabus partner author Nicole Mirra (2017-18) publishes “Pursuing a commitment to public scholarship through the practice of annotation” in The Assembly.

October 29, 2018: LEARN with Marginal Syllabus in November as we read “Electing to Heal: Trauma, Healing, and Politics in Classrooms,” by Antero Garcia and Elizabeth Dutro.

October 24, 2018: The 2018-19 Marginal Syllabus is live! LEARN with Colleagues Committed to Equity in Learning and Literacy. Read the full syllabus here.

October 24, 2018:The Marginal Syllabus and Open Pedagogy” featured in the Open Pedagogy Notebook.

October 13, 2018: Marginal Syllabus friend Kevin Hodgson facilitated a workshop about digital annotation at the Western Massachusetts Writing Project’s Best Practices in the Teaching of Writing Conference. Check out Kevin’s slides and resources.

October 7, 2018: The Marginal Syllabus is sharing research at the 15th Annual Open Education Conference in Niagara Falls! Read about our #OpenEd18 research presentations.

September 30, 2018: Marginal Syllabus researchers launch CROWDLAAERS (“crowd layers”), a public dashboard that reports open data associated with collaborative annotation as learning analytics. See CROWDLAAERS illuminate how “crowds” of educators added “layers” of conversation to the 2016-17 and 2017-18 syllabi.

August 20, 2018: Featured post via the Connected Learning Alliance blog about our recent participation at the 2018 Connected Learning Summit. Also, read about our #CLS2018 presentations.

July 17, 2018: Two forthcoming publications (both in press) examine, respectively, educator participation in Marginal Syllabus conversations and equity-oriented design principles of this initiative. Both preprints are available as openly accessible texts.

July 10, 2018: We’re crowdsourcing suggested readings for the 2018-19 Marginal Syllabus: Pedagogies of Connected Learning. Please complete our survey!

June 4, 2018: February, 2017 Marginal Syllabus partner author Troy Hicks has published “The Next Decade of Digital Writing” in NCTE’s Voices from the Middle. Thanks to regular Marginal Syllabus participant Kevin Hodgson for organizing an impromptu public annotation conversation of this important text. Also, read Kevin’s blog post about the discussion.

May 3, 2018: The final conversation of the 2017-18 “Writing Our Civic Futures” syllabus is live! Join May’s conversation with partner author Steve Zemelman here.

April 24, 2018: The Marginal Syllabus is featured in Remi Kalir’s Hybrid Pedagogy essay “Bit, Block, Sketch, Build: Bricolage and Educator Learning.”

April 18, 2018: More conference acceptances! Marginal Syllabus researchers and partners will also be presenting about educator collaboration, learning analytics, and more at 2018 I Annotate (San Francisco, CA, in June) and the 2018 NCTE Annual Convention (Houston, TX, in November).

April 4, 2018: The Marginal Syllabus will be attending the 2018 Connected Learning Summit at the MIT Media Lab this August. Two presentations have been accepted: A paper about learning analytics and sentiment; and a spotlight about design principles.

April 2, 2018: Join April’s Marginal Syllabus conversation, featuring partner author Erica Hodgin, here.

March 2, 2018: Join the March Marginal Syllabus conversation, featuring partner authors April Baker-Bell, Raven Jones Stanbrough, and Sakeena Everett, here.

February 27, 2018: The Marginal Syllabus is participating in Open Education Week (March 5-9) and is listed as an open resource.

February 1, 2018: Join February’s Marginal Syllabus conversation, featuring partner authors Joseph Kahne and Benjamin Bowyer, here.

January 8, 2018: The January Marginal Syllabus conversation, featuring partner author Danielle Allen, can be accessed here.

January 7, 2017: Writing for MiddleWeb, Kevin Hodgson discusses “Using Crowd Annotation to Close-Read the World.”

December 10, 2017: Marginal Syllabus partner author (May, 2018) and regular participant Steve Zemelman writes “Great Conversations Over Outstanding Essays on Students’ Civic Futures.

December 6, 2017: From Kevin Hodgson, regular Marginal Syllabus participant, “Annotation Invitation: Critical Literacies and Student Stories

December 4, 2017: By Nicole Mirra, Marginal Syllabus partner author (November, 2017), her post-conversation reflection “Fostering Democratic Dialogue with Digital Annotation” via DML Central

December 1, 2017: Join the December Marginal Syllabus conversation, featuring partner author Linda Christensen, here.

November 9, 2017: Marginal Syllabus featured in Remi Kalir’s interview with the Teaching in Higher Ed podcast

October 31, 2017: The November Marginal Syllabus conversation, featuring partner authors Nicole Mirra and Antero Garcia, is happening here!

October 20, 2017: Contribute to the Marginal Syllabus by celebrating the National Day on Writing! The Marginal Syllabus is:

October 12, 2017: Marginal Syllabus featured in Chronicle of Higher Education ProfHacker post by Maha Bali about “Collaborative Annotations You May Want to Join

September 28, 2017: The October Marginal Syllabus conversation, featuring a blog post by partner author Henry Jenkins, is live – read and annotate here!

September 19, 2017: We’re launching the 2017-18 Syllabus! Visit Educator Innovator to learn more about Starting at the Margins: An Invitation to Writing our Civic Futures

August 31, 2017: Listen to Marginal Syllabus organizers on NWP Radio.

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