Lacuna, a free online annotation platform developed at Stanford, promotes collaborative learning and interdisciplinary conversations. The platform is being used at higher education institutions around the world. In the last two years, Brian Johnsrud and his colleagues at the Poetic Media Lab introduced the platform to local community colleges in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Clara Lam, a professor at De Anza College, learned about Lacuna last year after being selected to participate in the Educational Partnership for Internationalizing Curriculum, the year-long community college fellowship program hosted by Stanford Global Studies. The program, funded through a U.S. Department of Education Title VI grant, brings together faculty and administrators from Bay Area community colleges to collaborate with Stanford’s faculty on projects aimed at transforming college curricula to reflect today’s more globalized world.