Hypothesis extends the same type of highlighting and annotating that we use on printed out articles or Word docs to a digital, collaborative context on any public web page or to PDFs you upload. Initial research suggests that the social reading this technology allows can improve comprehension, foster deeper engagement, and encourage students to consider multiple perspectives. The Moodle integration allows easy use of this tool with students and facilitates grades from Hypothesis automatically syncing to the Moodle gradebook.
You can ask your students to mark up a recent scientific article, comment on the latest news in your field, or collaboratively a analyze a social media post – there are many interesting potential use-cases
For a step-by-step guide on using the tool, please see Hypothesis support:
For more information please contact Benjamin Kahn in Academic Technology Services & Innovation.