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Tuesday, August 2, 2016
By analyzing best practices for student learning using digital annotation, the Poetic Media Lab has refined model assignments, in-class activities, and steps for instructors to manage and curate annotations for more effective lectures and classroom discussions. The Knowledge Base has sample assignments, lesson plans, in-class activities, and more, all organized by topic and theme tags.
Sunday, July 24, 2016
After a year of study design and platform development, the Poetic Media Lab launched its first reader study in July. Hosted on an open-source platform they built at, Reader Study allows researchers to upload texts, create pre- and post-reading questions, and break participants into different cohorts to empirically ask how different readers engage with literary text
Saturday, May 14, 2016
Over the past year, Poetic Media Lab members Brian Johnsrud, Emily Schneider, and Daniel Bush have worked with faculty at Foothill Community College as they adopted Lacuna to help transform their curriculum. On May 14, 2016, team members and faculty collaborators shared their success with the platform.
Friday, May 20, 2016
Brian Johnsrud and Daniel Bush presented at Microsoft Berlin this week, as part of the "iAnnotate Conference," which focuses on the future of digital annotation.
Monday, June 27, 2016
In a new project headed by Emily Schneider and Iris Howley in Stanford's Lytics Lab, student annotations are being analyzed using natural langauge processing to see if patterns emerge to distinguish different annotations as taking part in characteristics of critical reading.
Monday, June 29, 2015
Amir Eshel and Brian Johnsrud received a Stanford Hoagland Award for Innovations in Undergraduate Education. This grant, along with a seed grant from the Vice Provost for Teaching and Learning, will support the launch of a new project in the Poetic Media Lab: Poetic Thinking.
Sunday, June 21, 2015

Brian Johnsrud and Daniel Bush, both Phd researchers in CESTA's Poetic Media Lab, attended the University of Victoria's Digital Humanities Summer Institute, for a week of "Drupal for Digital Humanists." Look out for a couple new projects in the lab being launched soon as a result of this great week!

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Four faculty members from the English Department at Foothill Community College participating in the EPIC (Education Partnership to Internationalize Curriculum) Fellowship program are using their fellowship year to collaborate with Lacuna Stories in creating new curricular units for their courses.