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Asynchronous Student Engagement using Social Annotation

Learning Rebus Community

Open & Online. Post 4 Open & Online was a series of free weekly community gatherings organized by Rebus Community on a theme related to open textbooks as courseware and online collaboration. Participants received a free book on a shared instance of PressbooksEDU courtesy of Pressbooks. This program will not continue, but all resources willKeep reading “Asynchronous Student Engagement using Social Annotation”

Building Effective Online Assessment

Learning Rebus Community

Open & Online. Post 3 Open & Online is a series of free weekly community gatherings organized by Rebus Community on a theme related to open textbooks as courseware and online collaboration. Participants receive a free book on a shared instance of PressbooksEDU courtesy of Pressbooks. Remote learning doesn’t mean that students only access andKeep reading “Building Effective Online Assessment”

Leveraging OER for Online Courses

Learning Rebus Community

Open & Online. Post 1 Instructors around the world are faced with the challenge of shifting their teaching to an online format. This shift isn’t just about finding an online textbook, but also involves rethinking around pedagogy and ways to assess students’ learning. Open Educational Resources (OER) and open tools and platforms are an excellentKeep reading “Leveraging OER for Online Courses”

Publishing Together: Finding Community in Introduction to Philosophy

Learning Rebus Community

There were 163 posts on the Rebus Community platform and 35 people collaborating on the Introduction to Philosophy series when I first joined this open textbook project. The team had been working together for almost six months, so there was some catching up to do: I had to understand the team’s motivations, vision, and currentKeep reading “Publishing Together: Finding Community in Introduction to Philosophy”

May Office Hours: Strategies for Dealing with Invisible Labour (Audio and Chat Transcripts)

Office Hours

Watch the video recording of this Office Hours session, or keep reading for a full transcript. The chat transcript is also available, for those interested in reading the conversation that took place amongst participants and seeing resources shared. Note: If anyone would prefer to not be associated with their comments in either of these transcripts,Keep reading “May Office Hours: Strategies for Dealing with Invisible Labour (Audio and Chat Transcripts)”

April Office Hours: Defining The Invisible Labour of OER (Audio and Chat Transcripts)

Office Hours

Watch the video recording of this Office Hours session, or keep reading for a full transcript. The chat transcript is also available, for those interested in reading the conversation that took place amongst participants and seeing resources shared. Note: If anyone would prefer to not be associated with their comments in either of these transcripts,Keep reading “April Office Hours: Defining The Invisible Labour of OER (Audio and Chat Transcripts)”

A Shared Belief in Publishing Openly

OER philosophy open textbook projects

Rebus Community is in many ways a perfect bridge between publishing, education, academia, and knowledge exchange—a collective effort that makes a tangible difference in people’s lives. As Publishing Liaison, my role is to provide support and guidance to those working on open textbook projects. The specifics vary from team to team, but the through lineKeep reading “A Shared Belief in Publishing Openly”

March Office Hours: Publishing Programs on Campus (Audio Transcript)

Office Hours

Watch the video recording of this Office Hours session, or keep reading for a full transcript. Note: If anyone would prefer to not be associated with their comments in this transcript, please contact Apurva (apurva@rebus.foundation) as soon as possible and we will remove any names or other identifying information. Audio Transcript Speakers: Kristi Jensen TahneeKeep reading “March Office Hours: Publishing Programs on Campus (Audio Transcript)”

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