On its website hypothes.is describes itself as follows:

Our team [the hypothes.is team] is building an open platform for discussion on the web. It leverages annotation to enable sentence-level critique or note-taking on top of news, blogs, scientific articles, books, terms of service, ballot initiatives, legislation and more. Everything we build is guided by our principles. In particular that it be free, open, non-profit, neutral and lasting to name a few.

A fundamental concern when evaluating educational technology for use is the balance of the effort required to learn and implement it against the value it provides in the educational endeavour.

Hypothesis is well-position with respect to this balance. It is easy to implement and use, and educators are finding a large variety of activities to build around it. Also, it is free and open source.

We will look at the following:

  • What hypothesis is
  • How to get started
  • Types of annotations
  • Using groups
  • Ideas for education
  • Resources

Alrighty then, press the button and let’s get going


CC BY 4.0

“hypothes.is” by Troy Welch is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.