Category: Learning

Resources and tools for making open textbooks, along with responses to questions about our projects and new guidance in using Rebus Ink and Community.

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

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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

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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”

Classroom Review (Office Hours Summary)

Learning Office Hours

“Facilitating Classroom Review of Open Textbooks,” a co-presentation with Open Textbook Network, featured three guests with varying perspectives on classroom review—from the theoretical to the applied. Our guests gave us loads to think about, including student reviewer compensation, assessment tools, and how classroom review can be an opportunity for open pedagogy. This month, we wereKeep reading “Classroom Review (Office Hours Summary)”

Reimagining Peer Review (Office Hours Summary)

Learning Office Hours

“Reimagining Peer Review,” a co-presentation with Open Textbook Network, featured four guests who borrow from, disrupt, throw away, and shift elements of traditional peer review. They identified problems and discussed approaches to reimagining peer review. This month, we were joined by Dan Rudmann (Associate Director, Community Outreach, punctum books), Catherine Ahearn (Head of Content, PubPub,Keep reading “Reimagining Peer Review (Office Hours Summary)”

Reports: Blueprint for Success in College & Career

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This is the ninth in a series of reports filed by Donna Langille, a practicum student who joined us for the spring of 2019. We’ll be releasing each chapter as a weekly blog post. Find the complete text at Rebus Community Reports. A Man, a Plan, and Lots of Fans Dave Dillon’s Success Story Like manyKeep reading “Reports: Blueprint for Success in College & Career”

Reports: Marking Open & Affordable Courses

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This is the eighth in a series of reports filed by Donna Langille, a practicum student who joined us for the spring of 2019. We’ll be releasing each chapter as a weekly blog post. Find the complete text at Rebus Community Reports. Making Marking The OER about OER from Michelle Reed, Sarah Hare, and JessicaKeep reading “Reports: Marking Open & Affordable Courses”

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