SIT 2021 Keynote Speakers

Susan D. Blum

Susan D. Blum is a professor of anthropology at the University of Notre Dame, currently fixated on education and pedagogical praxis. She is the author ofI Love Learning; I Hate School”: An Anthropology of College (Cornell, 2016) and the editor of the recent volume Ungrading: Why Rating Students Undermines Learning (and What to Do Instead) (West Virginia University Press, 2020).

Her SIT 2021 keynote talk, College Student Realities in a Pandemic — and Beyond,  will be on Wednesday, June 2, at 9:45 a.m. She will also facilitate a workshop, Ungrading in a Pandemic, and the Rest of the Time, Too,  at 11:00.

Remi kalir

Remi Kalir is an Assistant Professor of Learning Design and Technology at the University of Colorado Denver School of Education and Human Development. He researches how social annotation facilitates collaborative, open, and equitable learning. During the 2020-21 academic year, Kalir is serving as Hypothesis’ inaugural Scholar in Residence and is helping to lead a new research initiative related to social annotation and student learning. Kalir is lead author of Annotation, a volume in The MIT Press Essential Knowledge Series. He is also co-founder and facilitator of the Marginal Syllabus, a research-practice partnership that sparks and sustains conversation about educational equity through social annotation. Kalir earned his PhD in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

His SIT 2021 keynote talk, Remarking Upon Learning: Annotation Across Texts and Contexts, will be delivered at 9:45 a.m. on Thursday, June 3. He will also facilitate a workshop, Annotate Your Syllabus, at 11:00.

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