Call for Registrations for February 26 Mellon Technology-In-Language Instruction Online Workshops

Posted on January 29, 2021

"Engaging Students in Community Building Through Social Annotation" on February 26 explains new techniques for collaborative reading of audio visual media in virtual instructional settings.

Ohio Five announces its fourth online workshop for Ohio Five and OSU language faculty to provide hands-on demonstrations and expert consultation on common issues in integrating language and technology.  "Engaging Students in Community Building Through Social Annotation" will be held via Zoom on Friday, February 26 from 4:30-6 pm, including 30-minute question and answer period.  The workshop is part of a multi-year Ohio Five language enrichment grant sponsored by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Led by Sibel Sahili-Hurley and Claudia Lynn, both Lecturers in the University of Pennsylvania Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures, the workshop offers faculty members strategies in learning and employing social annotation techniques in language instruction group project and assignments built around audio visual materials. They describe the workshop as follows:

"Social annotation engages students in collaborative reading of target audio-visual media. In the form of highlighting, textual comments, multimedia comments, or creation of hashtags, social annotation supports textual and visual comprehension as well as analysis, and inspires students to become active knowledge creators.

'In this workshop, participants will learn about a range of different platforms for social annotation. Participants will learn how to engage students with social annotation through a variety of activities: begin the semester with an "editable syllabus" so that you get to know your students and your students get to know the course even before the first day, create scaffolded annotation activities for a variety of shorter or longer media from images to fiction to non-fiction, and cap-off their collaboratively created understandings with a summative assessment project. 

'This session will expand your understanding of literacy as individual competence to one of collaborative knowledge creation."


Sibel Sayılı-Hurley, PhD 
Claudia Lynn 

The workshop is limited to 20 participants who are full-time language faculty members at Ohio Five colleges and The Ohio State University.  Participants who attend the full session will receive a $150 stipend funded by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
Recordings of this and previous sessions are available on the Ohio Five website.

To register, please complete this registration form by Friday, February 18.  Participants will receive a Zoom link and further instructions about the workshop with their confirmation.