Publications & Presentations

The following publications, presentations, and resources examine how the Marginal Syllabus – and, broadly, social annotation – enables collaborative, open, and equitable learning. Questions may be directed to contact@marginalsyllab.us.

This page is organized according to:

  • Publications about Annotation and Learning
  • Marginal Syllabus Mentions
  • Research Team Presentations

Publications about Annotation and Learning:

Kalir, J. (In Press). Social annotation enabling collaboration for open learning. To appear in Distance Education. [Read preprint via OSF]

Kalir, J., Morales, E., Fleerackers, A., & Alperin, J. P. (In Press). “When I saw my peers annotating:” Student perceptions of social annotation for learning in multiple courses. To appear in Information and Learning Sciences. [Read preprint via OSF]

Kalir, J., & Garcia, A. (In Press). Annotation. Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press.

Kalir, J., & Dillon, J. (2019). Educators discussing ethics, equity, and literacy through collaborative annotation. To appear in K. H. Turner (Ed.), The ethics of digital literacy: Developing knowledge and skills across grade levels. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield. [Read preprint via OSF]

Kalir, J., & Garcia, A. (2019). Civic writing on digital walls. Journal of Literacy Research, 51(4), 420-443. [Read preprint via OSF or via JLR]

Kalir, J. (2019). Open web annotation as collaborative learning. First Monday, 24(6).

Kalir, J., & Perez, F. (2019). The Marginal Syllabus: Educator learning and web annotation across sociopolitical texts and contexts. In A. Reid (Ed.), Marginalia in modern learning contexts (pp. 17-58). Hershey, PA: IGI Global. [Read preprint via OSF or via IGI Global]

Perez, F., & Kalir, J. H. (2019). Open web annotation as connected conversation in CSCL. In J. H. Kalir (Ed.), Proceedings of the 2018 Connected Learning Summit (Vol. 1; pp. 185-195). Pittsburgh, PA: ETC Press.

Kalir, J. (2018). Equity-oriented design in open education. International Journal of Information and Learning Technology, 35(5), 357-367. [Read preprint via OSF or via IJILT].

Kalir, J., & Dean, J. (2018). Web annotation as conversation and interruption. Journal of Media Practice, 19(1), 18-29. [Read preprint via OSF or special issue site]

Kalir, J. (2018).  Bit, block, sketch, build: Bricolage and educator learningHybrid Pedagogy.

Hollett, T., & Kalir. J. (2017). Mapping playgrids for learning across space, time, and scaleTechTrends, 61(3), 236-245.

Marginal Syllabus Mentions:

Greenhow, C., Gleason, B., & Staudt Willet, K. B. (2019). Social scholarship revisited: Changing scholarly practices in the age of social mediaBritish Journal of Educational Technology.

DeRosa, R. (2019). University of the margins: Institutional structures and open practice. Keynote delivered at AMICAL Conference 2019. American  University in Cairo, Cairo, Egypt. [Watch Robin at 36:00]

Bali, M., & Caines, A. (2018). A call for promoting ownership, equity, and agency in faculty development via connected learningInternational Journal of Educational Technology in Higher Education, 15(46), 1-24.

Staines, H. (2018). Digital open annotation with Hypothesis: Supplying the missing capability of the Web. Journal of Scholarly Publishing49(3), 345-365.

Mirra, N. (2018). Pursuing a commitment to public scholarship through the practice of annotationThe Assembly, 1 (Fall 2018).

Research Team Presentations:

Kalir, J., Cantrill, C., Dillon, J., King, M., McBride, C., Rogers, C., & Zellner, A. (2019, November). Educator inquiry in the “margins:” Professional learning and equity conversations in the Marginal Syllabus. Roundtable session presented at the 2019 National Council of Teachers of English Annual Convention. Baltimore, Maryland.

Kalir, J. (2019, November). Educator discussion of ethics and equity through collaborative annotation. Roundtable presented during “Ethical Dimensions of Teaching Digital Literacy” session at the 2019 National Council of Teachers of English Annual Convention. Baltimore, Maryland.

Kalir, J. (2019, November). Annotation and open educational practices. Presentation at Online Learning Consortium Accelerate 2019 (OLCLive; online).

Kalir, J., Cantrill, C., Zamora, M., Baker-Doyle, K., Campbell, G., & Angell, N. (2019, October). Notes as nodes in connected learning. Symposium presented at 2019 Connected Learning Summit. University of California Irvine, Irvine, California.

Kalir, J. (2019, April). Supporting educators’ connected learning through open web annotation. Poster presented at 2019 American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting. Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Perez, J., & Kalir, J. (2019, April). Infrastructuring educators’ connected learning: A design narrative about the Marginal Syllabus. Poster presented at 2019 American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting. Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Kalir, J., & Perez, F. (2019, April). Annotation and analytics. Roundtable presentation at AnnotatED Summit. Denver, Colorado.

Kalir, J. (2019, March). Equity-oriented open learning in the Marginal Syllabus. Webinar presented during Creative Commons Open Education Week 24-Hour Global Web-a-thon. Online.

Cantrill, C. (2019, February). Writing Our Civic Futures: Learning from developing and designing connected learning spaces for youth and educators. Research presented at 2019 Ethnography in Education Research Forum. University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Kalir, J., Dillon, J., & Dean, J. (2018, November). The Marginal Syllabus: Educators annotating the web as professional development about educational equity. Research panel presented at 2018 National Council of Teachers of English Annual Convention. Houston, Texas.

Kalir, J. (2018, October). Open palimpsests: Layering technologies, partnerships, resources, and practices for open education. Research presented at 15th Annual Open Education Conference. Niagara Falls, New York.

Kalir, J., & Perez, F. (2018, October). Open annotation data as learning analytics: Public workflows, analyses, and visualizations to support educator open learning. Research presented at 15th Annual Open Education Conference. Niagara Falls, New York.

Perez, F., & Kalir, J. (2018, August). Open web annotation as connected conversation in CSCL. Research paper presented at 2018 Connected Learning Summit. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Kalir, J., Cantrill, C., Perez, F., Dean, J., & Dillon, J. (2018, August). Educator connected learning via collaborative web annotation. Spotlight presented at 2018 Connected Learning Summit. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Kalir, J. (2018, July). The Marginal Syllabus: Annotating the web, re(marking) on educational equity. Workshop presented at 2018 Transformative Teacher-Educator Fellowship Summer Institute. Arcadia University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Perez, F., & Kalir, J. (2018, June). Analyzing and visualizing open annotation data to support educator learning. Research presented at 2018 I Annotate. San Francisco, California.

Garcia, A., & Kalir, J. (2018, April). Civic writing on invisible walls: Annotation as critical interrogation. Roundtable presentation at 2018 American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting. New York, New York.

Kalir, J., & Perez, F. (2018, April). The Marginal Syllabus: Mediating educator learning via web annotation. Research paper presented at 2018 American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting. New York, New York.

Kalir, J., Zamora, M., Dean, J., DeRosa, R., Campbell, G., & Levine, A. (2017, October). Layered learning: Web annotation in collaborative and connected contexts. Research to be presented at 2017 Digital Media and Learning Conference. University of California Irvine, Irvine, California.

Kalir, J. (2017, May). Annotation in the classroomInvited moderator at 2017 I Annotate. San Francisco, CA.

Kalir, J. (2017, April). Open web annotation: Social and collaborative annotation for online teaching and learning. Invited presentation at Beyond Canvas: Teaching with Social Media. University of Colorado Denver, Denver, Colorado.

Kalir, J. & Hollett, T. (2017, April). Playgrids as new media configurations for learning across space, time, and scale. Roundtable research presentation at 2017 American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting. San Antonio, Texas.

Kalir, J. (2016, October). What Maimonides, Banksy, and Alexandra Elbakyan can teach us about open annotation. Ignite Talk presented at 2016 Digital Media and Learning Conference. University of California Irvine, Irvine, California.

Holden, J. (2016, May). Positing playful annotation in the open. Research presented at 2016 I Annotate. Berlin, Germany.