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Collaborate & Create: Announcing the New Rebus Community Guide!

News open textbook projects resources

After two years of collaboration, thirty projects undertaken, and a dozen open textbooks released, we are thrilled to announce the publication of The Rebus Guide to Publishing Open Textbooks (So Far). The book-in-progress is the result of innumerable conversations and exchanges within the Rebus Community, and represents a wide range of collective knowledge and experience.Keep reading “Collaborate & Create: Announcing the New Rebus Community Guide!”

New Mass Communication OER! Media, Society, Culture and You

News open textbook projects

Media, Society, Culture and You by Mark Poepsel (Southern Illinois University Edwardsville) is an approachable introductory text that covers major mass communication terms and concepts, including digital culture, social media, gaming, propaganda, and ‘sharing’. Take a look at the book online, download it in multiple formats, and keep reading to learn more! We’re excited toKeep reading “New Mass Communication OER! Media, Society, Culture and You”

Accessibility and Digital Content/Creation: Implications for Open Education

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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”

Rebus launches development of an open reading initiative

News open product update

After conducting primary research into the viability of a web-based system for open reading, we are now moving forward with its development, thanks to generous funding from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The Mellon Foundation is a leader in support to the arts and humanities, directed at the long-term well-being of diverse and democratic societies.Keep reading “Rebus launches development of an open reading initiative”

Rebus Receives Second Grant from Hewlett

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We have received a second two-year grant from the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, leaders in philanthropic support for education, environment, and global development. The US$700,000 grant will help us continue our work in the collaborative creation and publication of open educational resources (OER). The funding also supports the growth of open textbook adoption andKeep reading “Rebus Receives Second Grant from Hewlett”

Rebus Welcomes New Colleagues!

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Rebus Foundation’s global headquarters in Montreal is suddenly a bit more full, as three new team members have joined us over the past few weeks. Başak, Dexter, and David are bringing themselves up to speed on our current and future initiatives, and we are excited for the momentum and fresh perspectives they bring to theKeep reading “Rebus Welcomes New Colleagues!”

Power, Publishing, and A Broader Vision for OER

OER philosophy

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”

We’re Hiring: UX/Front-End Developer, Rebus Community (CLOSED)

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The Rebus Foundation is a Montreal-based non-profit focused on tech, books, open education, and open culture. We are looking for a UX/Front-End Developer to work on the Rebus Community, where we develop tools and resources to support the publishing of free, open, and adaptable digital textbooks. The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 3Keep reading “We’re Hiring: UX/Front-End Developer, Rebus Community (CLOSED)”

September Office Hours: Defining Textbook Structure and Elements (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 “September Office Hours: Defining Textbook Structure and Elements (Audio and Chat Transcripts)”

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