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Kalir, Remi

Remi Kalir

Associate Professor, Learning Design & Technology PhD
  • Affiliate Faculty, Teaching, Human Development and Family Relations
  • School of Education & Human Development

Email Address:remi.kalir@ucdenver.edu

Mailing Address:
  • CU Denver

Lawrence Street Center

1380 Lawrence Street

Denver, CO 80204

I am a third-generation educator and a scholar of annotation. My research explores how social annotation facilitates collaborative, open, and equitable learning. My interdisciplinary scholarship—which spans literacy studies, the learning sciences, and teacher education—has appeared in Journal of Literacy Research, Distance Education, and Information and Learning Sciences, among other journals. My book "Annotation" (The MIT Press, 2021) is an introduction to annotation as a genre—or a synthesis of reading, thinking, writing, and communication—and its significance in scholarship and everyday life. I am the co-founder, facilitator, and research director of the Marginal Syllabus, a social design experiment that sparks and sustains conversation about educational equity through collaborative technologies and partnerships. My research has been supported by a National Science Foundation Data Consortium Fellowship, a OER Research Fellowship from the Open Education Group, and as Scholar in Residence with the annotation organization Hypothesis. I began my teaching career in New York City Public Schools, and I earned my PhD (Curriculum and Instruction) from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Areas of Expertise

  • Literacy education
  • Learning sciences
  • Teacher education
  • Design-based research
  • Learning technologies

Education, Licensure & Certifications

  • Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • M.A., University of Michigan-Flint
  • B.A., Earlham College



  • ELATE National Technology Leadership Initiative Award, English Language Arts Teacher Educators, National Council of Teachers of English
  • Excellence in Research, School of Education and Human Development, University of Colorado Denver
  • Excellence in Leadership and Service (campus award winner), University of Colorado Denver
  • John Lovas Award, Kairos: A Journal of Rhetoric, Technology, and Pedagogy
  • OER Research Fellow, The Open Education Group
  • Innovator Award, CU Online, University of Colorado Denver
  • Dean’s Doctoral Student Mentoring Award (nominated), University of Colorado Denver

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