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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”

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!”

Introducing Rebus Projects: A Custom Project Management Tool for Open Textbook Creators

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We are very excited to unveil Rebus Projects, new web-based software that we think will be a better way to manage open textbook/OER publishing projects, and gather and organize contributors and collaborators. The platform is currently in beta (meaning it’s still in development! And there will be bugs!), and your feedback will be critical toKeep reading “Introducing Rebus Projects: A Custom Project Management Tool for Open Textbook Creators”

A Guide to Making Open Textbooks With Students Wins 2018 Open Education Consortium Award for Excellence

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We just found out that the Guide to Making Open Textbooks With Students that Rebus Community released last summer has won the 2018 Open Education Awards for Excellence in the Open Textbook category. This resource could not have come together without contributors Robin DeRosa, Rajiv Jhangiani, Timothy Robbins, David Squires, Julie Ward, Anna Andrzejewski, SamaraKeep reading “A Guide to Making Open Textbooks With Students Wins 2018 Open Education Consortium Award for Excellence”

New Resource: Rebus Community Contributor Engagement Guide

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Central to our mission at Rebus is the goal to document the process involved in publishing open textbooks so others can use what we learn to create their own. Our hope is that the resources we develop can simplify the workflow for open textbook creators everywhere. We have been working hard on several of these resources over theKeep reading “New Resource: Rebus Community Contributor Engagement Guide”

8 Things We Learned About Making Open Textbooks from Making Media Innovation & Entrepreneurship

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When Rebus Community agreed to support the JMC Media Innovation and Entrepreneurship open textbook back in January of 2017, we had no idea the impact the project would have on our knowledge of the processes involved in open publishing. Michelle Ferrier of Ohio University and Liz Mays, who is Rebus’ marketing manager and also anKeep reading “8 Things We Learned About Making Open Textbooks from Making Media Innovation & Entrepreneurship”

New Resource from the Rebus Community: Guide to Making Open Textbooks With Students

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Are you interested in doing an open pedagogy project to have your class create an open textbook or open educational resource? This new Guide to Making Open Textbooks With Students, from Rebus Community, will help! At Rebus Community, we’ve heard a lot about projects that involve students in the creation of open textbooks. In manyKeep reading “New Resource from the Rebus Community: Guide to Making Open Textbooks With Students”

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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