Connecting words and ideas in the text to the reader's own personal experiences and knowledge by writing notes in the margin of a text, or in the case of an e-reader, in a digital note.
Knowtation is a method of generative learning, or the process by which learning occurs through associating words in the text with prior experiences and knowledge.
Writing notes in the margin of a text is known generally as marginalia. Connecting these notes to your personal experiences and knowledge is knowtation.
Knowtation is conducive to digital text because of the ease of selecting and highlighting the text, and then typing a related note.