Category: Office Hours

October Office Hours: Beta Testing Open Textbooks

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Open Textbook Network & Rebus Community Host Office Hours Beta Testing Open Textbooks Oct. 25, 4 p.m. EST Guest Speakers: Michael Laughy, Assistant Professor of Classics, Washington & Lee University; Dianna Fisher, Director of Open Oregon State; Elizabeth Mays, Rebus & Arizona State University; and others TBD The ability to beta-test open textbooks with studentsKeep reading “October Office Hours: Beta Testing Open Textbooks”

August Office Hours Recap & Video: Metadata for Open Textbooks

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Are you an author, librarian, or staff member creating or using Open Textbooks at your institution? Learn more about the metadata that helps make these books discoverable in this month’s Office Hours session! Scroll down to read a recap, or watch the video recording. This month’s Office Hours event, hosted by the Open Textbook NetworkKeep reading “August Office Hours Recap & Video: Metadata for Open Textbooks”

September Office Hours: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in OER

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September 26, 12 p.m. EST Guest Speakers Maha Bali, Tara Robertson, Susan Doner, and others TBD We have an opportunity to leverage open educational values to create a vibrant publishing culture. How do we increase diversity, equity and inclusion in OER publishing? How can we work together to ensure that diverse voices are equally valued?Keep reading “September Office Hours: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in OER”

July Office Hours Recap & Video: Updating Open Textbooks

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Are you an instructor, staff member, or librarian using Open Textbooks at your institution? Do you want to know how you can keep this resource updated over the years? This month’s Office Hours session on keeping open textbooks relevant will help you do just that! Watch the video recording, or read a recap. During thisKeep reading “July Office Hours Recap & Video: Updating Open Textbooks”

August Office Hours: Metadata for Open Textbooks

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Open Textbook Network & Rebus Community Host Office Hours Wednesday Aug. 30, 2 p.m. EST Guest Speakers: Laura Dawson and Naomi Eichenlaub What are best practices for open textbook metadata, in order to maximize discoverability and account for the utility and remixability of openly licensed materials? How might we standardize metadata across open textbooks? What attributes shouldKeep reading “August Office Hours: Metadata for Open Textbooks”

Office Hours Recap & Video: Accessibility in Open Textbooks

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Are you a professor, librarian, or staff member looking for ways to prioritize accessibility in OER? This month’s Office Hours session on best practices for accessibility in open textbooks will help you do just that! Watch the video recording, or read a recap. Accessibility in Open Textbooks was the subject of this month’s Office Hours,Keep reading “Office Hours Recap & Video: Accessibility in Open Textbooks”

July Office Hours: Keeping Open Textbooks Up to Date

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Open Textbook Network & Rebus Community Host Office Hours: Keeping Open Textbooks Up to Date Guest Speakers: Lauri Aesoph, BCcampus; Shane Nackerud, University of Minnesota Libraries; Kristen Munger, SUNY Oswego Wednesday, July 26, 2 p.m. EST RSVP Technology enables open textbooks to become living documents with longer lifespans than traditionally published textbooks. With that inKeep reading “July Office Hours: Keeping Open Textbooks Up to Date”

June Office Hours: Accessibility in Open Textbooks

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Monday, June 5, at 3 p.m. EST Topic: Accessibility in Open Textbooks Guest Speakers: Josie Gray, BCcampus; Jess Mitchell, OCAD University; Michelle Reed, University of Texas at Arlington Libraries; Krista Greear, University of Washington What are the best practices to ensure accessibility in open textbooks? In this session, we will talk about methods to ensure accessibilityKeep reading “June Office Hours: Accessibility in Open Textbooks”

Peer Review Working Group & Office Hours Recap

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At the Rebus Community, we see peer review as a critical part of publishing open textbooks. In particular, it plays an important role in encouraging adoptions – both by assuring those looking to adopt a book that the material is of high quality, and also by building an engaged pool of reviewers who are themselvesKeep reading “Peer Review Working Group & Office Hours Recap”

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