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The (non-profit) business of connecting people through technology

OER philosophy

While we aren’t Facebook (we really, really aren’t), we are in the (non-profit) business of connecting people through technology. That’s not something we take lightly. We understand that the technologies we choose and the platform we create will shape interactions, for better or worse, as much as many other decisions we make.

Accessibility and Digital Content/Creation: Implications for Open Education


In the Fall of 2017, Rebus Foundation Assistant Director, Zoe Wake Hyde, took part in a roundtable discussion at University of California, focusing on making digital content and creation more accessible for people with disabilities. The gathering was convened by the Authors Alliance, the Silicon Flatirons Center, and the Berkeley Center for Law and Technology,Keep reading “Accessibility and Digital Content/Creation: Implications for Open Education”

Power, Publishing, and A Broader Vision for OER

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Open licenses are a hugely powerful tool in education, opening the the door to a whole world of possibility and change. But if we expand our definition and understanding of openness beyond licenses, we potentially have an even more powerful tool to begin addressing systemic inequities in society. As Ethan Senack recently pointed out inKeep reading “Power, Publishing, and A Broader Vision for OER”

Rebus Projects v1.2 Changelog


It’s that time again! We’re rolling out a new release of Rebus Projects, and once again, it is packed with some exciting new features and improvements. With our beta projects underway, we’ve been gathering great, live feedback from them and can’t thank them enough for their patience and willingness to give it a go. ManyKeep reading “Rebus Projects v1.2 Changelog”

Announcing 10 new OER publishing projects in Rebus Projects!

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Our first round of projects have been added to Rebus Community’s beta – a huge welcome to them all! Keep reading to learn more about the beta projects in our new platform, or head directly to Rebus Projects to participate. Just over a month ago, we introduced Rebus Projects, our new web-based software for managingKeep reading “Announcing 10 new OER publishing projects in Rebus Projects!”

We’re Hiring: Rebus Reader Product Manager (CLOSED)


NOTE: This position has now been filled. Thanks for your interest, and keep an eye out for future opportunities at the Rebus Foundation. The Rebus Foundation is a Montreal-based non-profit focused on tech, books, open education and open culture. We are looking for a Product Manager for a new software development project: “Rebus Reader: AnKeep reading “We’re Hiring: Rebus Reader Product Manager (CLOSED)”

Introducing Rebus Projects: A Custom Project Management Tool for Open Textbook Creators

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We are very excited to unveil Rebus Projects, new web-based software that we think will be a better way to manage open textbook/OER publishing projects, and gather and organize contributors and collaborators. The platform is currently in beta (meaning it’s still in development! And there will be bugs!), and your feedback will be critical toKeep reading “Introducing Rebus Projects: A Custom Project Management Tool for Open Textbook Creators”

Rebus Community Projects: Beta Invitation

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If you’re interested in using the Rebus Community collaboration software for your Open Textbook or OER project, now’s your chance! Fill out our application form to register your project. On May 16, we will launch the Rebus Community Projects platform – a custom-built project management tool for collaboration on Open Educational Resources (OER) publishing projectsKeep reading “Rebus Community Projects: Beta Invitation”

Peer Review Working Group: Next Steps

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Peer review is critical for the acceptance of open textbooks by the wider world. Perceptions of uncertain quality of open textbooks is often cited as a barrier to adoption. Good, transparent review processes will help solve this problem. While many open textbooks are comprehensively reviewed, there is currently no accepted standard or process for review.Keep reading “Peer Review Working Group: Next Steps”

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