Social annotation has been proven to improve students’ critical thinking and reading comprehension abilities. Moreover, social annotation can increase students’ interest in reading and positive feelings towards texts.
In this session, Dr Bidisha Banerjee would demonstrate how to use Perusall as a tool for students to engage in social annotation. Afterwards, she would introduce how she had used Perusall in classroom settings to promote student engagement with literary texts and to improve their reading comprehension abilities.
View her presentation slides here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/15Pn3WDx6zwHcSfLLg_g0ogtIrMZNY4s4/view?usp=sharing.
Outline of this Sharing Session: Using Perusall for Social Annotation in the Literature Classroom
Presenter: Dr Bidisha Banerjee
|00:00 – 02:49||Introduction|
|Part 1: Tools for social annotation||02:50 – 03:18||Popular tools for social annotation|
|03:19 – 14:32||Demonstration of Perusall|
|Part 2: Using social annotation in literature courses||14:33 – 16:29||Research background of social annotation|
|16:30 – 18:59||Course contexts and major assignment|
|19:00 – 20:59||Counter arguments about reading literature in contexts|
|21:00 – 22:14||Can social annotation bring out students’ emotional responses to texts?|
|Part 3: Course assignment of using Perusall||22:15 – 23:59||Description of the assignment|
|24:00 – 26:07||Motivations behind the assignment|
|26:08 – 30:10||Findings and responses from students|
|Part 4: Surveys and interviews||30:11 – 31:12||Survey results about reading literature|
|31:13 – 32:54||Survey results about using Perusall|
|32:55 – 37:13||Comments from student interviews|
|37:14 – 39:21||Advantages of using Perusall|
|39:22 – 40:58||Conclusion|