If you have not experienced content created in Manifold, the open source web publishing platform, explore it as soon as possible! It should be obvious why Manifold was recognized with a 2020 Open Education Award for Excellence in the Open Tool category. In this episode of OEG Voices, hear from members of the team behind Manifold including:
- Matthew Gold (Director of Many Things at The CUNY Graduate Center and co-PI of the Manifold project)
- Krystyna Michael (Assistant professor of English, Hostos Community College, CUNY)
- Robin Miller (Open Educational Technologist, CUNY Graduate Center)
- Terence Smyre (Manifold Digital Projects Editor, University of Minnesota Press)
- Zach Davis (Cast Iron Coding, the developers of Manifold)
“[Manifold is] a place you can have where you take content you have and publish it in a professional looking space with beautiful aesthetics, responsive mobile design, and just a modern, beautiful platform.”Matthew Gold
What is also obvious in this conversation is how much this team enjoys the work they do together.
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“It’s a great way to empower student voices and to give their scholarship a beautiful platform to share with the world.”Robin Miller
“You can create a digital text that’s like a one stop shop that contains all of your secondary videos, articles, links, that are embedded in the specific place in the text where you want your students to turn to that thing, so it can be really customized for your course but also to meet your students exactly where they are.”Krystyna Michael
[A] really exciting for scholars to be able to do is to bring that kind of material in as well as be able to leverage web technology to put out interesting data visualizations, maps, all those sorts of things that we can do in Manifold, to really make it a much more interesting and engaging experience than you can do in just a print environment.Terence Smyre
So a lot of attention [in future versions of Manifold] to just making instructors’ lives easier when working with Manifold — having different roles around annotations, being able to pull content from different projects on a Manifold instance and to create a reader or a set of course material based on what’s on the instance. Further out, we have like all kinds of stuff coming… localization, analytics, supporting journals in Manifold, plus adding some new kind of data models and records for journals.Zach Davis
- Manifold (a new and gorgeous web site that provides all you need to know)
- Manifold examples mentioned:
- Debates in the Digital Humanities (2011, the prototype for Manifold)
- Libros En Español (collection of public domain texts by Spanish authors)
- The Negro and the Nation (interactive, media-rich digital version of a long neglected text by Hubert Harrison)
- Woven Knowledge (essays by Urban Education PhD students at the CUNY Graduate Center)
- We Eat (Cathy Davidson students’ authored cookbook)
- Affordable Learning Georgia (open textbooks and resources)
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Music for this episode is “Joyful Meeting” by Crowander from the Free Music Archive shared under a Creative Commons BY-NC (Attribution-Non-Commercial 4.0) license.
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