Collaborative Web Annotation as Discussion Forum 2.0 with Jeremy Dean of

Join us on online or in person on Thursday, April 6 at 10:30AM Pacific for a special workshop exploring collaborative web annotation as a core digital pedagogical practice in the 21st century classroom. 

Digital annotation—a technology that allows us to annotate documents and web pages from inside a browser window or inside Canvas—is an alternative to online discussion forums, which can often be hard to make lively and interesting.

This emergent technology enables everyday Internet users to comment on or publicly discuss any web page. It can be applied in education to teach students traditional literacy skills and newer forms of digital literacy. Workshop participants will gain hands-on experience with an open-source, standards-based annotation client,, and receive guidance on using in WordPress, Canvas, and on the open Web. 

Jeremy Dean, the Education Director at, will lead the discussion. The workshop will be open to everyone—students, faculty, and staff across Middlebury—and will utilize Zoom video conferencing to include participants from our Vermont campus. This is a collaborative effort between the Digital Learning Commons, the Office of Digital Learning, and the Academic Technology Group.

To learn more before the workshop, take a look at the resources from online workshop led by Jeremy Dean and Office for Digital Learning instructional designer, Sean Michael Morris,

Mark your calendars for April 6 at 10:30AM PT/1:30PM ET for this interactive, hands-on workshop!