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Launching The OER Starter Kit for Program Managers!

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We are pleased to announce the publication of a new resource for faculty and staff interested in starting or leading OER efforts at their institutions: The OER Starter Kit for Program Managers! Following The OER Starter Kit, which supports those new to Open Education who want to learn more about OER, The OER Starter KitKeep reading “Launching The OER Starter Kit for Program Managers!”

Release Announcement: Community Psychology Practice

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This project was part of the May 2020 Textbook Success Program cohort.  Community isn’t just geographic space, although it certainly can be. Like the concept of “home” it can be emotional, or both geographic and emotional. There are virtual communities, communities of people who similarly identify based on several facets and find a safe spaceKeep reading “Release Announcement: Community Psychology Practice”

Release Announcement: Aesthetic Theory and Practice

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I am excited to announce the publication of the open textbook, Introduction to Philosophy: Aesthetic Theory and Practice, edited by Valery Vino. Aesthetic Theory and Practice features fresh perspectives on canonical and emerging topics, and also calls attention to a number of culturally sensitive, significant issues that are customarily neglected in introductions to philosophical aesthetics. Keep reading “Release Announcement: Aesthetic Theory and Practice”

Looking back in 2021 with Monica Brown

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We are sad to announce that Monica Brown will be stepping away from her role as Assistant Program Manager at Rebus Community. Monica joined Rebus in April 2021, and has made tremendous contributions to Rebus during her time here. We’re so grateful for all Monica has accomplished this year — keep reading to learn more!Keep reading “Looking back in 2021 with Monica Brown”

Release Announcement: Introduction to Epistemology

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I am delighted to announce the release of the fifth book in the Introduction to Philosophy open textbook series: Introduction to Epistemology, edited by Brian C. Barnett (St. John Fisher College and the State University of New York at Geneseo). Introduction to Epistemology engages first-time philosophy readers on a guided tour through the core concepts,Keep reading “Release Announcement: Introduction to Epistemology”

Rebus Community Awarded Grant from The Hewlett Foundation

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The Rebus Foundation is pleased to announce a new funding award of US $300,000 from The Hewlett Foundation to support initiatives at the Rebus Community. We are grateful for the Education team at Hewlett’s continued investment and belief in Rebus’ mission to make knowledge freely available in the pursuit of equity, understanding, and the commonKeep reading “Rebus Community Awarded Grant from The Hewlett Foundation”

Virtual Launch Event: CUNY OER Teacher Education (TEd) Hub!

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Join the Teacher Educators as OER Storytellers session at the 2021 Open Ed Conference for the official launch of this new OER! The event will take place on October 21 at 5pm ET and is open to all. Logo of the CUNY TEd OER Hub, licensed CC BY-NC-SA. The CUNY TEd OER Hub is aKeep reading “Virtual Launch Event: CUNY OER Teacher Education (TEd) Hub!”

CUNY OER Hub: Exploring OER Resources in Teacher Education

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This project is part of the February 2021 Textbook Success Program cohort. The CUNY Open Educational Resources (OER) Teacher Education Hub project is designed by a team of faculty and staff to provide access to open educational resources in teacher education for faculty across the City University of New York (CUNY) and beyond. This siteKeep reading “CUNY OER Hub: Exploring OER Resources in Teacher Education”

Pulling Together: Manitoba Foundations Guide

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This project is part of the February 2021 Textbook Success Program cohort.  The Manitoba Foundations Group, community members, Elders, Knowledge Keepers, and other community stakeholders, is leading the adaptation of the Pulling Together: Foundations Guide in collaboration with Assiniboine Community College, Brandon University, and Campus Manitoba. The adapted version of the Foundations Guide will provideKeep reading “Pulling Together: Manitoba Foundations Guide”

Transforming Humanities Texts: Join the Team!

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This project is part of the February 2021 Textbook Success Program cohort.  Transforming Humanities Texts is a new project designed by Dr. Mary Isbell to bring open pedagogy into conversation with scholarly editing to support courses in disciplines including philosophy, literature, history, music, religion, and cultural studies. Her goal is to encourage rigorous (also, authentic and enjoyable) reading experiences for studentsKeep reading “Transforming Humanities Texts: Join the Team!”

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