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Becoming A Rap Genius
African American Literary Studies and Collaborative Annotation
ByHoward Rambsy
Pages 6

This chapter explains the processes of using the crowd-sourced annotation site, Rap Genius, for pedagogical purposes in African American literature courses. The chapter first provides brief background on Genius and then summarizes the implementation of two “Becoming a Rap Genius” courses. Finally, it addresses the implications of offering students opportunities to take African American literature courses with a technological or online basis.