July 19 ELT: Getting Started with Web Annotation

Join us for July’s meeting where we will learn about Hypothes.is, a web annotation tool for teaching and learning.

During the meeting we will explore web annotation as a core digital pedagogical practice for the 21st century classroom. The emergent technology of web annotation allows students and teachers to privately comment on or discuss a wide range of digital formats across multiple platforms, both as part of assigned course work and independent study. It can be applied to teach students traditional literacy skills like close reading but also newer forms of digital and media literacy.

Participants will be introduced to the pedagogical value of web annotation and gain hands-on experience with an open-source, standards-based annotation client, Hypothes.is. This meeting will be co-led by Dr. Jeremy Dean, Director of Education at Hypothes.is, and Charles Logan, the educational technologist in the College of Education and Human Ecology.

The workshop takes place on Friday, July 19, from 10am-11:30am in 346 Hopkins Hall. Email Charles Logan (logan.437).

Pre-Workshop Activities

Prior to the workshop, participants are encouraged to do the following:

1. Create an account at Hypothes.is (https://web.hypothes.is/start/)

2. Use Hypothes.is to collaboratively annotate:

3. Document Hypothes.is’ affordances and challenges as well as other ideas and questions about Hypothes.is and its use in an academic setting

June 21 ELT: Getting Started with H5P

This month we will learn how departments are using H5P to create interactive eLearning content. H5P is a content creation tool that allows you to create over 40 different interactions and easily embed them in your favorite learning management system. Members from the College of Nursing and Office of Distance Education will share how they are using H5P to create interactive questions and videos for their courses. Attendees are encouraged to bring a laptop to participate in a hands-on activity. We will be meeting in Room 400 Stillman Hall from 10-11:30AM.

April 17 ELT: Quality Assurance in Course Design

This month we learned about quality assurance in course design. Members from the Office of Distance Education and eLearning shared

  • their process for quality assurance in online courses
  • their Ohio State-specific rubric and accompanying research initiatives
  • as well as other campus-wide online course quality efforts.

Resources from the meeting are available here: https://osu.box.com/s/1ifamrdny97lei6o9s03of28eb6dsz6c