The Marginal Syllabus is associated with an active research project led by Dr. Jeremiah (Remi) Kalir that has been approved for exemption by the University of Colorado Multiple Institution Review Board (COMIRB; protocol #16-2461). The research project, Web annotation in communities of practice, is studying how web annotation platforms are used by professional communities – such as educators, scientists, and journalists – for online conversation, collaboration, peer review, and to accomplish professional goals.

Data collected for this research project includes interviews, digital artifacts, and publicly available web annotations authored using the platform Hypothesis. Hypothesis annotations are “public contributions to the public domain… using the Creative Commons CC0 Public Domain Dedication… [which] allows free copying, modification, distribution and performance of your contributions” (see the Hypothesis Terms of Service for additional information).

Explore this section of the Marginal Syllabus website to learn more about our publications and presentations, data and analysis, and the research team.

If you are a Marginal Syllabus participant or partner author and would like to participate in an interview about your experience, or if would prefer that your publicly available Hypothesis web annotations be removed from ongoing data analysis, please contact Remi Kalir.