Category: Office Hours

Office Hours: Launch: Rebus Community Projects (May 16, 12 p.m. PST / 3 p.m. EST)

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Open Textbook Network & Rebus Community Host Office Hours Office Hours Launch: Rebus Community Projects Time / Date: Wednesday, May 16, 12 p.m. PST / 3 p.m. EST Guest Speaker: Zoe Wake Hyde Rebus Community is building a new, collaborative model for open textbook publishing. To support this model, we are building a platform toKeep reading “Office Hours: Launch: Rebus Community Projects (May 16, 12 p.m. PST / 3 p.m. EST)”

February Office Hours Recap & Video: Barriers to Open Textbook Adoption: Common Questions and Concerns Explained

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Are you a faculty, staff member, or librarian hoping to encourage the adoption of Open Textbooks? Speakers in this month’s Office Hours on Barriers to Open Textbook Adoption explained their strategies to overcome obstacles to textbook adoption. Watch the video recording, or read a summary below. Open textbooks reduce the costs of attending college andKeep reading “February Office Hours Recap & Video: Barriers to Open Textbook Adoption: Common Questions and Concerns Explained”

Office Hours: Tracking Faculty Open Textbooks Adaptations and Adoptions

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Open Textbook Network & Rebus Community Host Office Hours Tracking Faculty Open Textbooks Adaptations and Adoptions Wednesday, April 4, 2018, 12 p.m. PST / 3 p.m. EST Guest Speakers: Tim Robbins, Assistant Professor of English, Graceland University; Karen Bjork, Head of Digital Initiatives, Portland State University; David Harris, Editor in Chief, OpenStax; and Rosie Liljenquist,Keep reading “Office Hours: Tracking Faculty Open Textbooks Adaptations and Adoptions”

January Office Hours Recap & Video: Adapting Open Textbooks

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Are you a faculty, staff member, or librarian hoping to adapt an Open Textbook? This month’s Office Hours session on adapting open textbooks will help! Watch the video recording, or read a summary below. In January’s Office Hours event from Open Textbook Network and Rebus Community, faculty and staff who have adapted open textbooks discussedKeep reading “January Office Hours Recap & Video: Adapting Open Textbooks”

Behind the Scenes: Reflections on December’s Office Hours (International Perspectives)

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Rebus Community and the Open Textbook Network held an Office Hours session sharing some international perspectives on open textbooks. Keep reading to learn more about the process involved in this unique session. If you missed it, you can still watch the session online or read a full transcript. For December’s Office Hours session, the RebusKeep reading “Behind the Scenes: Reflections on December’s Office Hours (International Perspectives)”

(updated) Office Hours: Barriers to Open Textbook Adoption

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Open Textbook Network & Rebus Community Host Office Hours Barriers to Open Textbook Adoption: Common Questions and Concerns Explained
 February 21, 2018, 2 p.m. PST /  5 p.m. EST Guest speakers: Jasmine Roberts, Strategic Communication Lecturer, The Ohio State University; Sarah Cohen, Managing Director, Open Textbook Network; and others TBD Open textbooks reduce the costs of attendingKeep reading “(updated) Office Hours: Barriers to Open Textbook Adoption”

Office Hours: Open Textbook Adaptation

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Open Textbook Network & Rebus Community Host Office Hours Open Textbook Adaptation January 24, 4 p.m. EST / 1 p.m. PST  Guest speakers: Lauri Aesoph, Manager, Open Education, BCcampus; Dave Dillon, Counselor/Professor, Chair, OER Task Force (Academic Senate for California Community Colleges), Grossmont College; & Anita R. Walz, Open Education, Copyright & Scholarly Communications Librarian One ofKeep reading “Office Hours: Open Textbook Adaptation”

Office Hours Recap and Video: Beta Testing Open Textbooks

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In this month’s session, guests discuss the logistics of beta testing an open textbook, including: strategies to recruit beta testers, mechanisms for collecting and implementing feedback, and marketing this process. If you’re curious about how open textbooks are tested in classrooms, or how and when student and instructor feedback is incorporated, read the recap belowKeep reading “Office Hours Recap and Video: Beta Testing Open Textbooks”

Rebus/OTN Office Hours: International Perspectives on Open Textbooks (December 2017)

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December’s topic for Rebus / OTN Office Hours is International Perspectives on Open Textbooks, and this month, we’re doing things a little differently. The Rebus Community headquarters is located in Montreal, Quebec, with our brilliant marketing manager based in Scottsdale, Arizona. Our partners, the Open Textbook Network, are also U.S.-based, and as a result, weKeep reading “Rebus/OTN Office Hours: International Perspectives on Open Textbooks (December 2017)”

Office Hours Recap and Video: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Open Textbooks

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In this Office Hours conversation about diversity, equity, and inclusion in open textbooks, guest speakers and participants identified several aspects of OER that deserve attention and improvement. Read the recap below, or watch the video recording. Office Hours, hosted by The Open Textbook Network and the Rebus Community, is a monthly event in which weKeep reading “Office Hours Recap and Video: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Open Textbooks”

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