Remi Kalir is an Associate Professor of Learning Design and Technology at the University of Colorado Denver School of Education and Human Development. He is a scholar of annotation, and his 2021 book Annotation, published by MIT Press, introduces annotation as a genre that is significant to scholarship and everyday life. Remi’s research spans literacy education, the learning sciences, and teacher education and examines how annotation facilitates social, collaborative, and justice-directed learning.
In this interview with Derek Bruff, Remi talks about how annotation works in partnership with reading as a knowledge construction activity. With physical books, digital reading, and even on social media, people add notes to texts to wrestle with what they read and reach new audiences. Let’s explore how instructors can harness the power of annotation in formal educational contexts.
- Remi Kalir’s website
- @remikalir on Twitter
- Annotation, MIT Press
- Remi mentioned in the interview that there is a lot of research on language learning and digital annotation. In fact, a Vanderbilt PhD, Abby Broughton, recently wrote her dissertation on digital social reading in language learning! Learn more here.
- If you want to follow Derek’s work, you can follow him on Twitter @derekbruff or his website derekbruff.org