Updates: Open Digital Citizenship Toolkit, February Office Hours & more


Open Digital Citizenship Toolkit: Chapter Reviewers Needed

The Rebus Community is supporting the creation of a Digital Citizenship open textbook out of Ryerson University. The Digital Citizenship Toolkit includes a student workbook and a faculty support book. The textbook will help students develop a higher-level critical lens through which to navigate the digital realm, while the faculty support book will teach faculty how to integrate digital literacy concepts into an already existing course. To find out more about the project, head to the Rebus Community forum.

Currently, we are looking for chapter reviewers for the student workbook. Each section is approximately 4,000-6,000 words. If you’re interested in acting as a reviewer, please sign up on the forum thread, letting us know a bit about experience and which chapter you would be interested in reviewing. The list of chapters is available on the project homepage.

Catch the Recap: Adapting Open Textbooks

In January’s Office Hours event from Open Textbook Network & Rebus Community, faculty and staff who have adapted open textbooks discussed their process, insights, and recommendations for others considering adapting an open textbook for their course. Watch the video recording, or read a summary.

Join Us for the Next Office Hours with the Open Textbook Network and Rebus Community!

February: Barriers to Open Textbook Adoption: Common Questions and Concerns Explained

When: February 21, 2018, 2 p.m. PST /  5 p.m. EST

Guest speakers: Jasmine Roberts, Strategic Communication Lecturer, The Ohio State University; Sarah Cohen, Managing Director, Open Textbook Network; and others TBD

Open textbooks reduce the costs of attending college and increase access to knowledge. Still, they have their (vocal) detractors. In this session, experts will dissect common arguments for and against using open textbooks, and discuss ways to overcome these objections in the higher ed landscape.

RSVP for the session.

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