Laurie Hurson, Open Educational Technologist, Teaching and Learning Center; Krystyna Michael, Open Educational Technologist, GC Digital Initiatives, All from The Graduate Center, CUNY


In this presentation, we will introduce two open digital platforms that can facilitate teaching and learning with Open Educational Resources (OER) and no-cost course materials. The CUNY Commons provides instructors with a digital space to host open course materials and teach courses. We will showcase several models of teaching on the Commons that integrated OER and open teaching methods. We will also provide an introduction to Manifold, an intuitive, collaborative, open-source platform for scholarly publishing. Instructors can use Manifold to publish aesthetic, dynamic course editions of public domain texts and OER. We will showcase a range of Manifold texts and discuss how dynamic features could enliven OER course materials.


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