Social Reading and Annotation

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Project Description:

eComma (aka “The eCommentary Machine”) is a web application that enables groups of students to comment together on a text. It was designed by a team of graduate students and faculty members of the Department of English at the University of Texas at Austin, and COERLL now maintains it and has been working with teachers to implement it in the foreign language classroom. eComma is compatible with any Learning Management System (LMS, e.g., Blackboard, Canvas, Moodle), which allows teachers and students at different institutions to adopt eComma at no charge and to use it in their LMS with minimal technical set up. On COERLL’s eComma website, teachers can also read case studies and a teacher’s guide to get ideas for all of the ways to use this tool in the classroom.

Project Co-ordinator(s)

  • Carl Blyth
  • Sam Baker

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