American University of Beirut

Workshop Announcement: Digital social annotation tools in the classroom

​​AMICAL's Mellon Fellow for the Digital Liberal Arts Programs is offering two workshops on Digital Social Annotation tools in the classroom.

Workshop Description:

Digital social annotation is a learning technology that facilitates synchronous and asynchronous close reading practices and discussions of key concepts in digitized texts and learning materials. Faculty and librarians can add their own annotation notes on course readings, presentations, syllabi, and learning materials for students to engage in guided collaborative or individual annotation practices. Social annotation can prepare students for classroom discussions and can be a helpful indicator for faculty by revealing their students' level of cognition as well as the areas and concepts in a text that are either ambiguous or overlooked. Librarians can add their annotations on digital texts and support faculty and students with annotating texts and resources.

The following hands-on workshop will cover more pedagogical and scholarly uses of annotation tools such as, Perusall, and Annotate. Participants will be able to learn how to use annotation tools for their own work and support faculty and students in their annotation assignments using the above social annotation tools. No previous experience with digital annotation tools is required for this session.

Workshop Logistics:

Date: Dec 20, 2022, 11:00 am - 12:30 pm  
          Dec 21, 2022, 11:00 am -12:30 pm

Location: Jafet E-Classroom

Facilitator: Najla Jarkas, Mellon Fellow for the Digital Liberal Arts Programs at the AMICAL Consortium.

For any questions regarding the Workshop, please email

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