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Best Practices: Making Open Textbooks With Students

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In our January Office Hours, special guests Robin DeRosa, chair of interdisciplinary studies at Plymouth State University, Steel Wagstaff, instructional technology consultant at UW-Madison, and Amanda Coolidge, senior manager of open education at BCcampus, spoke about their experiences working with students to create open textbooks. Robin spoke about her experiences working with students to developKeep reading “Best Practices: Making Open Textbooks With Students”

Next Office Hours: Peer Review for Open Textbooks 

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Open Textbook Network & Rebus Community Host Office Hours Wednesday, March 29, 10 a.m. PST / 1 p.m. EST Guest Speakers: Karen Lauritsen, Open Textbook Network; Daniel Williamson, OpenStax; Jon Udell, Hypothes.is; Deb Quentel, CALI; and Hugh McGuire, Rebus Foundation What should peer review look like for open textbooks? Guest speakers Karen Lauritsen of Open TextbookKeep reading “Next Office Hours: Peer Review for Open Textbooks “

Office Hours Video: Recruiting Open Textbook Authors

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In our February Office Hours session, we talked about Recruiting Authors for Open Textbooks with guest speakers Kevin Ahern, Oregon State University; Karen Bjork, Portland State University; Caitie Finlayson, University of Mary Washington; and Amy Hofer, Open Oregon. Guests included both faculty authors and open textbook program managers. The conversation covered tenure, promotion, stipends andKeep reading “Office Hours Video: Recruiting Open Textbook Authors”

Office Hours Video: Making Open Textbooks With Students

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In our first Office Hours session of the year, special guests Robin DeRosa, Steel Wagstaff, Amanda Coolidge spoke about their experiences working with students to create open textbooks. Thanks so much to the 38 who attended. And a hearty thank you again to our speakers Robin DeRosa, Steel Wagstaff and Amanda Coolidge and to ourKeep reading “Office Hours Video: Making Open Textbooks With Students”

What is Accessibility?

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At Rebus, we’re committed to ensuring that all Open Textbooks coming through the Rebus process are accessible. In fact, we are working on building accessibility right into the authoring process. What do we mean by accessibility? Accessibility is the term used for, roughly, “making it easy for people with disabilities (say people with visual impairments,Keep reading “What is Accessibility?”

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