Introduction

Annoto enables different kinds of interactions:

Learner-content Interaction

o In the Comments Space: Asking questions about the materials, sharing ideas, reading others’ questions, comments, and thoughts, answering questions (posed by the instructor or fellow learners), providing feedback on content, etc.

o In the Personal Notes Space: Summarizing the video, highlighting specific moments, adding thoughts and insights, saving interesting comments that were raised in the comments space, placing clarifications, etc. – everything that is written in this space is completely private and can be exported.

Learner- Instructor Interaction

The comments space enables bi-directional interactions:

o Instructors asks questions, learners answer: Provides the instructors the option to ask any type of questions in order to connect with the learners and gain a picture of their level of understanding (do they have any questions? is there something unclear? what are their thoughts on the video, etc.). Different types of questions can provide a wide view of the learners’ learning.

o Learners ask questions, instructor answers: Gives the learners the ability to ask questions on specific moments in the video, share thoughts and insights.

Learners interaction

Learners can learn from their peers’ questions, insights, and thoughts, reply their fellow users, ask them questions, and share ideas.

All of the above provides a wide range of activity and involvement and allows instructors to choose their level of participation in the discussion (whether to provide guiding questions throughout a video, whether to invite learners to ask questions for the instructors to answer or whether to be a lurker, by inviting learners to answer one another).

Illustration: Comments added by learners and instructor

All the above interactions can come in many different shapes, enabling a wide range of use cases, for every program.