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Office Hours: Launch: Rebus Community Projects (May 16, 12 p.m. PST / 3 p.m. EST)

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Open Textbook Network & Rebus Community Host Office Hours Office Hours Launch: Rebus Community Projects Time / Date: Wednesday, May 16, 12 p.m. PST / 3 p.m. EST Guest Speaker: Zoe Wake Hyde Rebus Community is building a new, collaborative model for open textbook publishing. To support this model, we are building a platform toKeep reading “Office Hours: Launch: Rebus Community Projects (May 16, 12 p.m. PST / 3 p.m. EST)”

A Guide to Making Open Textbooks With Students Wins 2018 Open Education Consortium Award for Excellence

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We just found out that the Guide to Making Open Textbooks With Students that Rebus Community released last summer has won the 2018 Open Education Awards for Excellence in the Open Textbook category. This resource could not have come together without contributors Robin DeRosa, Rajiv Jhangiani, Timothy Robbins, David Squires, Julie Ward, Anna Andrzejewski, SamaraKeep reading “A Guide to Making Open Textbooks With Students Wins 2018 Open Education Consortium Award for Excellence”

New Research from the Rebus Foundation: An Open Approach to Scholarly Reading and Knowledge Management

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Many of you shared your insights on scholarly publishing and deep reading with us in an online survey on digital reading back in October, as part of a larger Rebus Foundation research project funded by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The public report is now available. It details explores scholarly reading through publisher, librarian, and reader perspectives and details other findings fromKeep reading “New Research from the Rebus Foundation: An Open Approach to Scholarly Reading and Knowledge Management”

Copy Editor Needed for the Antología abierta de literatura hispana

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Last semester, a number of instructors ran an assignment to expand the Antología abierta de literatura hispana (Open Anthology of Hispanic Literature, AALH). The AALH is a collection of public-domain texts from the Hispanic world, with critical introductions and annotations in Spanish by undergraduate students in Julie Ward’s Introduction to Hispanic Literature and Culture course atKeep reading “Copy Editor Needed for the Antología abierta de literatura hispana”

February Office Hours Recap & Video: Barriers to Open Textbook Adoption: Common Questions and Concerns Explained

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Are you a faculty, staff member, or librarian hoping to encourage the adoption of Open Textbooks? Speakers in this month’s Office Hours on Barriers to Open Textbook Adoption explained their strategies to overcome obstacles to textbook adoption. Watch the video recording, or read a summary below. Open textbooks reduce the costs of attending college andKeep reading “February Office Hours Recap & Video: Barriers to Open Textbook Adoption: Common Questions and Concerns Explained”

Reviewers Needed: Media, Culture, Society & You

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Rebus is supporting peer review for the Media, Society, Culture and You open textbook, authored by Mark Poepsel of Southern Illinois University. Currently we’re seeking a few peer reviewers for these chapters: Music Recording, “Sharing,” and the Information Economy Radio Broadcasting, Podcasting, and “Superbug Media” Digital Gaming Advertising, Public Relations and Propaganda If you’re interested in participating,Keep reading “Reviewers Needed: Media, Culture, Society & You”

Open Education Week Global Web-a-thon: A First Look at Rebus’ Project Tools!

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Our own Zoe, project manager at the Rebus Community, will be speaking during the Open Education Week Global Web-a-thon on March 8/9/10 (depending on your time zone). In this session, she’ll give a sneak-peek of a new platform to support the collaborative creation of open textbook projects. The platform will launch in beta soon, soKeep reading “Open Education Week Global Web-a-thon: A First Look at Rebus’ Project Tools!”

Office Hours: Tracking Faculty Open Textbooks Adaptations and Adoptions

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Open Textbook Network & Rebus Community Host Office Hours Tracking Faculty Open Textbooks Adaptations and Adoptions Wednesday, April 4, 2018, 12 p.m. PST / 3 p.m. EST Guest Speakers: Tim Robbins, Assistant Professor of English, Graceland University; Karen Bjork, Head of Digital Initiatives, Portland State University; David Harris, Editor in Chief, OpenStax; and Rosie Liljenquist,Keep reading “Office Hours: Tracking Faculty Open Textbooks Adaptations and Adoptions”

New OT project: Northern & Indigenous Health and Healthcare

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Rebus is pleased to announce a new open textbook project on Northern and Indigenous Health and Healthcare to be launched in August 2018. This textbook is organized and edited by Dr. Heather Exner-Pirot and the University of the Arctic Thematic Network on Northern Nursing Education. The provision of northern health care entails many unique challenges andKeep reading “New OT project: Northern & Indigenous Health and Healthcare”

Contribute a chapter or section to the History of Applied Science and Technology open textbook

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We are seeking chapter contributions (7,000-9,000 words) and section contributions (roughly 1,000 words) on a range of topics for the first volume of the History of Applied Science and Technology open textbook, led by Danielle Skjelver (UMUC). Authors should have experience teaching first-year history courses, as the text is aimed at first-year undergraduate students. We are currently lookingKeep reading “Contribute a chapter or section to the History of Applied Science and Technology open textbook”

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