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So Far, So Good! (The Rebus Guide v2.0)

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Just under a year ago, we announced the initial release of The Rebus Guide to Publishing Open Textbooks (So Far). The book represents over two years of collective knowledge about making OER, gathered from the many minds and hands of project leads, contributors, and others within the Rebus Community. We are now pleased to shareKeep reading “So Far, So Good! (The Rebus Guide v2.0)”

A Shared Belief in Publishing Openly

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Rebus Community is in many ways a perfect bridge between publishing, education, academia, and knowledge exchange—a collective effort that makes a tangible difference in people’s lives. As Publishing Liaison, my role is to provide support and guidance to those working on open textbook projects. The specifics vary from team to team, but the through lineKeep reading “A Shared Belief in Publishing Openly”

Intro to Philosophy Welcomes Two New Editors!

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The Introduction to Philosophy series blazes along, and represents a great example of what can happen when a community comes together around open textbook creation. To join the momentum, get involved as an author or reviewer, or join the project to add your expertise as a copyeditor or proofer, to help with formatting and design,Keep reading “Intro to Philosophy Welcomes Two New Editors!”

Surprise, surprise! What we learned while writing The Rebus Guide

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As anyone who has contributed to the creation of open educational resources can tell you, there are often many surprises along the way! Here we share those that came up for us in the making of The Rebus Guide to Publishing Open Textbooks (So Far), but we also want to hear back from you. WhatKeep reading “Surprise, surprise! What we learned while writing The Rebus Guide”

Media, Society, Culture and You — The Backstory on Our New Release

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Media, Society, Culture and You by Mark Poepsel (Southern Illinois University Edwardsville) is a highly approachable text that introduces a wide range of mass communications concepts, including their complex histories and compelling contemporary realities. What’s more, the backstory of this project is just as intriguing—an example of how making open textbooks can help change theKeep reading “Media, Society, Culture and You — The Backstory on Our New Release”

Collaborate & Create: Announcing the New Rebus Community Guide!

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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

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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”

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!”

Blueprint for Success Open Textbooks: Now Available for Adoption!

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Blueprint for Success in College and Career is a student’s guide for classroom and career success. Curated, co-authored, and edited by Dave Dillon, this set of OER is helpful for students embarking on their college journey. Take a look at the book online, download it in multiple formats, or keep reading to learn more! RebusKeep reading “Blueprint for Success Open Textbooks: Now Available for Adoption!”

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